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Courthouse
500 NW 6th Street Dept 14
Grants Pass, OR 97526
Phone: 541-474-5175
Fax: 541-474-5176
Contact: treasurer@co.josephine.or.us
Email: taxcollector@co.jo. . .
Hours: Monday to Friday 9:30am to 4pm
TAX PAYMENT OPTIONS

Online payments available now.

 

Property tax statements will be mailed by October 25th.

          Property taxes are due November 15th.

Treasury and Tax Collection

Eva L. I. Arce, Treasurer

 

 

1.     In Person or by Mail

2.     Online via internet

3.     Payment Online Steps


Payment in Person or by Mail

 

Cash, check or money order will be accepted from taxpayers wishing to make payments in person at the Treasurer/Tax Collector's Office. The Tax Collector will accept a check or money order for taxpayers wishing to make payments by mail.

  •  Please use the envelope provide with your tax statement in November.
  • When paying by check or money order, remember to include your account number on the check or money order. Your account number is located on your property tax statement or reminder notice. Please do not mail cash payments.
  • Use your bank bill paying service, and like paper checks, make payment to "Josephine County Tax Collector" and reference your account number.
  • All cash payments may be made in person at the Treasurerís Office located near the C Street entrance to the Courthouse on 6th Street in Grants Pass.
  • Office hours are Monday through Friday, 9:30am - 4:00pm. All County Offices are closed on holidays.  A 24 hour secure drop box is available for payments by check at the ďCĒ Street entrance to the Courthouse.
  • To avoid loss of available discounts (until November 15th only) and avoid interest charges, tax payments must be made timely. Timely payment dates are November 15, February 15, and May 15, (if 1/3 payment method elected). Post marks on the due dates will be considered timely.
  • Credit Card and Debit Card payments will not be accepted at the Treasurer/Tax Collectorís office. Current provisions of Oregon law prevent direct payment of property taxes by this method.  However, these types of payments will be accepted online over the internet.  This service is provided by a financial institution charging a convenience fee.  See sections below. 

 

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Payment Online via the Internet

 

The cashiers in the Treasurerís Office do not take credit or debit card payments at this time.  However, a self-service computer will be available in the Treasurerís Office for making web-based electronic payment of property taxes.

The Treasurer/Tax Collector will accept VISA or MASTERCARD credit or debit card online payments via the internet. You may also pay by e-Check from your computer. 

** Please note:
Credit card, debit card, or e-Check payments cannot be accepted at the Treasurer/Tax Collectorís office.
   

Example of Credit Card Convenience fee:

$2,500.00

  Tax Amount

62.25 

  Convenience fee of 2.49%

$2,562.25

  Total charge to your account

 

  • Credit Card and MasterCard Debit Card: If paying by credit card or MasterCard debit card, there will be a convenience fee of 2.49% of the payment charged for this service paid by you, the taxpayer. Your property tax account number and a valid credit card, with the VISA or Master Card logo, is required if you are paying by card.

 

 

 

  • Example of Debit Card Convenience fee:

    $2,500.00

      Tax Amount

    3.95

      Convenience fee of $3.95

    $2,503.95

      Total charge to your account

     

    Visa Debit Card:
    If paying by Visa debit card, there will be a convenience fee of $3.95 charged for this service paid by you, the taxpayer. Your property tax account number and a valid debit card, with the VISA or Master Card logo, is required if you are paying by card.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Example of e-Check Convenience fee:

$2,500.00

  Tax Amount

3.00

  e-Check fee

$2,503.00

  Total charge to your account

 


  • e-Check Payment: An e-Check is an on-line payment deducted from your checking or savings account. There will be a convenience fee of $3.00 charged per transaction for this service paid by you, the taxpayer.  Your property tax account number and checking account and bank routing numbers from your check is required for an e-Check Payment.

 

 

 


 

IMPORTANT ADDITIONAL PROPERTY TAX PAYMENT INFORMATION:

  • There is a convenience fee for using the online service. Use of this convenience service is voluntary. There are no convenience fees for regular payments made to the Josephine County Treasurer/Tax Collector by check or cash in person, or by mail.
  • Your property tax account number is required to use the electronic service. Your account number will be located on your annual property tax statement or your reminder notice. The number will begin with an "R" for real property, "M" for manufactured home, "U" for utility property or "P" for business personal property.  The alpha character is used when entering your account number.
  • A password is required and will be an uppercase Z and your 5 digit mailing zip code on your tax statement.
  • Full or partial payments of a single account can be made during each electronic transaction.  You may pay only one account per electronic transaction. 
  • To avoid loss of available discounts (until November 15th only) and avoid interest charges, tax payments must be made timely.  Timely payment dates are November 15,  February 15,  and May 15, (if 1/3 payment method elected).  Post marks on the due dates will be considered timely.
  • On-line Payments will be considered timely if completed and transmitted prior to 11:59 P.M. on the payment due date.  Property tax accounts are updated daily Monday to Friday.  To verify an account balance, please call (541) 474-5175.

Return & Refund Policy

All payments received are applied to your account.  If a double payment is made, there will be a refund of the tax amount but not the fee.  Neither the credit card fee nor e-check fee are received by Josephine County.

 

      If you believe there are errors, please call us at (541) 474-5175.

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      Online Payment Steps

       

      The steps below describe the process for paying your property tax online.

       

      Step 1:    Read and understand this page.

      Step 2:    If you DO NOT have a current Tax Statement or reminder notice, contact the Josephine County Treasurer/Tax Collectorís office at (541)474-5175 for the current amount due.

      Step 3:    To make a VISA, MASTERCARD or e-CHECK payment, click on the Make Payment button below.

       

      REMEMBER:  The alpha character is used in your account number ( M, P, or R ).

                         Your password is an uppercase Z and your 5 digit mailing zip code on your tax statement (example Z97526).

       

       

      Josephine County Privacy Information


      Unless a user consents to such distribution, Josephine County will not sell, lease, or give away personally identifiable information to other governments, organizations, or private businesses within the limits of the law.

      Itís important to know the law, as state and federal laws place a special burden on public entities such as Josephine County to assure the publicís right to access public records and information. Public information (as opposed to private information) involves information about activity that is regulated. For example, in purchasing a building permit online, a personís name is public information (because building permits are regulated by the County), but the fact that you bought it with a certain credit-card number is not (because means of purchasing is not regulated). Furthermore, public information would include correspondence with the County, including e-mails and website comments about county processes, policies, activities and other types of general correspondence.

      Josephine County retains the right to release private information in rare cases we believe to be emergencies.

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      Last update July 8, 2010




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