Can I prepay my taxes?
The short answer is, “No”.
Douglas County residents may want to prepay their property taxes, however per Oregon Administrative Rule (OAR 150-311-0260),
no prepayment of property tax is allowed until the taxes have been certified unless authorized by law.
There are few specific situations that allow taxpayers to prepay their property taxes per ORS 311.370. Generally they relate to
changes in the property triggering an early payment.
Examples include subdivisions, moving a manufactured home, terminating a special
assessment or paying omitted property tax. Residents wishing to prepay for convenience or income tax purposes is not valid.
In compliance with the Administrative Rules and Oregon Revised Statutes, noncompliant prepayments that are received by our office will be
treated as an overpayment and refunded to the taxpayer.
For additional questions or concerns, please contact the Douglas County Tax Office at (541)440-4253.
To receive a discount and avoid interest charges, tax payments MUST be made timely. Due dates are November 15, 2018, February 15, 2019, and May 15, 2019. Tax payments delivered, U.S. postmarked, transmitted by private express carrier, or paid online via the Douglas County website on or before a due date will be considered timely.
Interest is charged on any past due installment for the schedule you choose at the rate of 1.333% monthly, 16% annually. When calculating delinquent interest, the time period runs from the 16th of the preceding month to the 15th of the current month. If the 15th falls on a weekend day, the due date is extended to the first business day of the week.
Where tax accounts show taxes due for more than one tax year, payments MUST first be applied to the earliest year that taxes are due.
If your property tax statement is yellow, a mortgage company or the senior/disabled citizen deferral program has requested tax information to pay your tax bill. If you have any questions regarding who is paying your property tax bill, contact your mortgage company.