Property tax statements for the 2019-20 tax year will begin arriving in mailboxes of Clatsop County taxpayers the week of Oct. 14, Tom Bennett, the county’s community relations coordinator, announced Friday.
This year’s property tax statements account for a total of $90.9 million, which will pay for county government services (public safety, road improvements, elections, public health), city services (police, fire protection, urban renewal projects), education (K-12, Clatsop Community College, Northwest Regional Education Service District), Port of Astoria and rural fire and other special districts.
This is an increase of $6.8 million (8%) compared to last year. According to Bennett, the increase in taxes is due to several factors including the 3% increase in assessed value on most properties, value due to new construction activity and new or increased taxing district levies and bonds.
Tax payments are due by Nov. 15, to receive the 3-percent early-payment discount. Payment options are explained below.
Clatsop County will be offering property owners the ability to receive their 2020-21 property tax statements electronically. To receive future property tax statements via email, sign up at https://apps.co.clatsop.or.us/property/.
The deadline to sign up for 2020-21 tax statements is Sept. 25, 2020.