The goal of the Assessor's Office is to ensure fairness and equity of all real and personal property, equitable interpretation of and compliance of statutory laws as mandated by the State of Oregon while providing quality public service. The Assessor's Office --
Prepares, maintains and provides maps including subdivision, partitioning and code identification and information on property locations, descriptions and ownership on all taxable and exempt property.
Inventories all property including quality, quantity, & important characteristics.
Estimates the market value of each taxable property.
Manages special programs such as farm and forest assessments, veterans' exemptions, senior/disabled deferrals, and all exemption programs.
Administers all Special Assessment Statutes that pertain to certain classes of property.
Reviews and prepares property review requests, appeals, and explains the assessment process used.
Prepares the assessment roll.
Oregon's property tax system has become more complex since the passage of Measure 5
and Measure 50
, which now extend, impose, and set a tax based on each property. Statutes require this office to value Real Market Value as of January 1st, calculate Measure 5 and Measure 50 values, while extending special assessments or exemptions programs to complying properties.
This office is dedicated to the continual development and utilization of technology along with the use of proper appraisal methods, recalculation, and standards set by Oregon Statute; to maintain the basic foundation of property information for the taxpayer and public; to ensure basic understanding of the assessment process, while maximizing the efficient use of staff and resources.
The County Assessor's office does not provide the public with property boundary lines; determine property zoning; provide easement information, well and septic information; or perform name changes for real property. This office does not determine the amount of taxes to be levied. Local budget committees within cities, the County and special districts determine dollar amounts needed in tax levies. The required amounts are placed on the tax rolls by the County Assessor.TAX LOT LOCATION
Maps of property tax lots can be located - by township, range and section - from the new Grant County Surveyors' Site