BEND, OR -- Property tax payments are due in just about two weeks, and Deschutes County Assessor Scot Langton is trying to help homeowners understand their statement and the process at a series of town hall meetings.
"Oregon has, as most people realize, a really complicated property tax system," Langton tells KBND News. "So, we like to be able to get out there to people, make opportunities available that they can learn about the system, know the impacts to their properties, how that [taxes] affects it; and also, just the other processes we go through on valuing their property and coming up with the property taxes they owe."
Meetings will be held in each Deschutes County city over the next two weeks. Langton says attendees can bring in their own statements, "I’ll go over general; but, then we’ll have some appraisers from the staff here that are familiar with the area. So, after the bigger gathering, we’ll break into smaller groups, if people wish, and those appraisers can go over their specific property."
All meetings are 5-6:30 p.m.:
Wednesday, Nov. 2 in Bend: Deschutes County Services Building (1300 NW Wall St.)
Thursday, Nov. 3 in Redmond: Redmond Fire Hall (341 NW Dogwood Ave.)
Monday, Nov. 7 in Sisters: City Council Chamber (520 E. Cascade Ave.)
Tuesday, Nov. 8 in La Pine: City Hall (51340 Hwy. 97)
Property tax payments are due November 15. Click HERE
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