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Property tax statements in the mail

Linn County residents began receiving their property tax statements this week, according to Assessor and Tax Collector Andy Stevens.

Stevens said some 62,000 statements will be mailed on Oct. 19. If you do not receive your tax statement by Nov. 1, you can call the Assessment and Taxation office at 541-967-3808.

Stevens reminds people that property taxes are based on January 2023 values, so they are about one year behind current day’s value. And, he added, taxes are levied on the Assessed Value of a property.

Stevens said the Real Market Value of all property in Linn County is about $27 billion (up $2 billion) and the Assessed Value is about $13 billion (up about $600 million).

Schools receive more than 42 percent of Linn County taxes, the county receives 23 percent, cities 22 percent, rural fire districts almost 7 percent, urban renewal 3.5 percent and miscellaneous 1.3 percent.

Taxable values by city are: Albany, $4.2 billion; Brownsville, $154 million; Gates, $5.3 million; Halsey, $71 million; Harrisburg, $282 million; Idanha, $5 million; Lebanon, $1.5 billion; Lyons, $111 million; Mill City, $95 million; Millersburg, $730 million; Scio, $63.8 million; Sodaville, $20.8 million; Sweet Home, $606 million.

The total estimated tax revenue is $221,932,527. Real property, $203,027,353; personal property, $6,503,549; manufactured structures, $9,546,334.

“People may think property values should be down because they are looking at today’s slow-down in the market, but these values are as of January 1, 2023,” Stevens said.

Stevens says the Assessor’s Office acts like “historians” when it comes to property values.

Pay your taxes in full by Nov. 15 and receive a 3 percent discount.

There are two payment drop boxes, including one at the west entrance of the Linn County Courthouse.

Information flyers will be included with tax statements and disabled veterans or spouses are reminded they can apply for exemptions.

You can look up your individual tax information at https://www.linncountyor.gov/assessor/page/account-detail.

Taxes can be paid on-line at https://www.linncountyor.gov/assessor/page/online-tax-payments.

The site also features videos that explain the property tax system at https://www.linncountyor.gov/assessor/page/property-tax-informational-videos.

If you have any questions call 541-967-3808.

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