Assessment and Taxation Office

Office Notice about COVID-19
In an effort to prevent, slow, and stop the spread of COVID-19 to our citizens, our office will be limiting business to phone, email and online service. If you are not sure how to access services online, or you have a need that requires in-person assistance, please call our office at 541-506-2510 or email to assessor@co.wasco.or.us to discuss.  Please keep in mind that response time may vary depending on staffing. Thank you for your patience during this time.

Due to COVID-19 there have been some changes in business practices for our office and extension of some filing deadlines.  For the 2020-21 tax year, the filing deadline has been extended for the Senior & Disabled Citizen Property Tax Deferral program, please click here to learn more.

With our trimester property tax notices in the mail, our office has developed some new business practices surrounding paying your property taxes. For additional information on our preferred payment methods for paying your property taxes during this time, please click here.

Our property detail and tax information is available online.  To access Ascend web, please click here.

 

 

We are responsible for identifying taxable properties and assigning values in order to calculate and collect property taxes that fund local taxing districts. We are also responsible for reading deeds and maintaining property ownership; business personal property; manufactured structures; plats, lot line adjustments, cancel & combines, segregations of property; exemption programs and special assessment programs.

Tax Collection collects current and delinquent taxes; turns over collections to the Treasurer for distribution to all taxing districts; processes foreclosures; manages bankruptcies; does personal property warrants and garnishments; submits yearly audit reports of all tax collections; handles tax appeals; does correction/journal vouchers; processes Fire/Act of God Applications; processes refunds; collects advance collections; and other related work as required.

Answering questions about property taxes
How does the Oregon Tax System work? Measure 5, Measure 50, what does it mean? Courtesy of Deschutes County Oregon, the Property Tax Fairy will help explain.  Access the Property Tax Fairy YouTube video for information about Measures 5 & 50 and how it affects your property tax by clicking here (Closed Captioning provided). 

What is the difference between Maximum Assessed Value and Real Market Value? 
The following video will help explain.  Access Understanding the Difference Between Maximum Assessed Value and Real Market Value video by clicking here (Closed Captioning provided).

Where do your property taxes go?  What's In It For Me?  
The following video will help explain.  Access What's In It For Me by clicking here (Closed Captioning provided).

Change of Address
You will need to download the form, print it out, complete the change and sign it. Return it to our office via email at assessor@co.wasco.or.us, mail it to 511 Washington St, Rm 208, The Dalles, OR 97058 or bring it to our office.  Access the Change of Address form here.

Access ON LINE PAYMENTS here
Debit/Credit Card Transaction Fees
Tax Payments:
2.50% of tax paid, minimum $2.00 charge
E-Checks: 
$2.00 Flat Fee 
To make a payment over the phone, please call Point and Pay at 844-435-3978.  Please have your account number ready.

Oregon Department of Revenue: 
Access the Oregon Department of Revenue Property Tax page here.
Access The Oregon Map here.