Tax Office


At A Glance: Tax mailings, tax collections. More information below.
 Staff: Jennifer Forsyth, Angie Micheli, Dian Mussi
 Phone: (541) 473-5165
 Fax: (541) 473-5164
 Postal Address: 251 “B” St. West, Suite 14
Vale, OR 97918
Websites & Links: Foreclosures & Seizures

County Land Sale Information

County Land Sale Policy

Over the Counter Land Sale List

Pay Property Taxes Online

Public Notices of Seizure and Sale of Personal Property for the Collection of Delinquent Taxes

 Location:  The Tax office is located in the east wing on the first floor of the county courthouse in Room 110.


Property Tax Information

Payment Instructions

Please keep your mailing address current

If you have moved, it is your responsibility to notify the County
Assessor’s Office. Call (541) 473-5105, or write to 251 B St. W. Vale,
OR 97918 to change your address. Failure to make timely payments due to
mis-delivered mail could result in the loss of the discount and/or
accrual of interest.


1. Mail us a check or money order. If your check is returned from
your bank for any reason, a $35 processing fee will be added to your
account. Loss of discount and/or accrual of interest may occur. Future
payments will need to be made in cash or certified funds.

Post-dated or two-party checks will not be accepted.

2. Use drive-through drop box, located in the parking lot behind the courthouse. DO NOT PLACE CASH IN DROP BOX.

3. Pay in person at the tax office, 251 “B” St. West, Vale, Oregon.

4. Online payments with credit card or e-check*. Click here to Pay Property Taxes Online.

5. Telephone payments*. 1-866-207-8923


Post-marked mail:

Mailed payments must have a readable postmark or transmittal date on
or before the due date shown on the front of the tax statement to be
eligible for a discount. U.S. Postal Service postmark date or private
express carrier transmittal date will be considered the date received.


Your canceled check is your receipt or if requesting a receipt, you must send a self-addressed stamped envelope.

Individual tax statements for less than $40 must be paid in full (ORS 311.505).

Interest will be charged on any payment made after the installment
due date for the schedule you choose. The rate of interest as determined
by statute is 16 percent annually. For payment installments, please see
the back of your original tax statement.

Delinquent tax information

The fiscal year (or tax year) for all property is July 1 through June 30.

The total personal property tax becomes due and is considered
delinquent when any installment is not paid by its due date. Personal
property is subject to summary seizure and the responsible taxpayer is
subject to warrant service 30 days after the delinquency date.

Real property taxes become delinquent if not paid by May 15.
Foreclosure proceedings will begin on real property after three years
from the date taxes become delinquent.