2018 Property Tax Statements Are Available

Tax time on a post-it note stuck to a clock
Friday, October 12, 2018

Property tax statements will be arriving in property owners’ mailboxes on or before October 25th. The 2018 certified values/property tax statements are now available online: co.benton.or.us/assessment.

Residents and property owners will see renewals, new levies and new districts on their 2018 statements. Listed below are their tax rates per assessed $1,000 and total tax:

  • Levy Renewals:
    • Benton County Local Option: $0.90 per $1,000 of Assessed Value.
    • Philomath School District Local Option: $1.50 per $1,000 of Assessed Value.
    • Palestine Rural Fire Local Option: $0.9707 per $1,000 of Assessed Value. The renewal is $0.70 cents more than the prior Local Option and represents an increase in taxes of $210 for a home with an Assessed Value of $300,000.
  • New Bonds:
    • Monroe School Bond: $2.5962 per $1,000. This represents an increase in taxes of $779 for a home with an Assessed Value of $300,000.
    • Corvallis School Bond: $0.9139 per $1,000 of Assessed Value. This represents an increase in taxes of $275 for a home with an Assessed Value of $300,000.
    • Harrisburg School Bond: $0.5252 per $1,000 of Assessed Value. This represents an increase in taxes of $158 for a home with an Assessed Value of $300,000.
  • New Service Districts:​
    • Asbahr Pilkington Road District: $3.00 per $1,000. This represents an increase in taxes of $900 for a home with an Assessed Value of $300,000.
    • Hidden Valley Road District: $1.75 per $1,000 of Assessed Value. This represents an increase in taxes of $525 for a home with an Assessed Value of $300,000.

Payments are due by Nov. 15, 2018. Those who pay in full by Nov. 15 will receive a 3-percent discount. Taxpayers have the option of paying one third of the total amount due on Nov. 15, followed by one-third payments on Feb. 15, 2019 and on May 15, 2019.

Taxpayers may pay at multiple in-person locations, via postal mail, or online.

The Benton County Tax Collection and Assessment offices are co-located on the second floor of the county’s Sunset building, 4077 SW Research Way, in Corvallis.

A drive-up drop box is available at the Sunset Building and a walk up drop box is located on the outside of the Benton County Commissioner’s office located at 205 NW 5th Street in Corvallis.

Property taxes may also be paid at all State Credit Union branches in Benton County, and the Umpqua Bank in Monroe through Nov. 15, 2018. Citizen’s Bank will not accept payments this year.

In addition to in-person locations, taxpayers may also utilize postal mail to send payments to Benton County Tax Office, P.O. Box 964 Corvallis, OR 97339. Payments must be postmarked by Nov. 15 to be considered timely.

Payments may also be made online at co.benton.or.us/finance/page/benton-county-finance-tax-online-payment-fees.

Benton County offers an eNoticeOnline option for those who wish to go paperless in handling their tax payments with the county. Those interested should locate their registration code on the tax statement and go online to http://www.eNoticesOnline.com and follow the steps to receive electronic notices.

For more information about tax statements, payment or other options, contact the Benton County Tax Office at 541-766-6808.