Tax Payment Information 

  When are my property taxes due?

Please note that for the dates given, if the 15th falls on a weekend or holiday, the next business day becomes the due date.

The following payment made on

November 15th

will result in a discount of

and this amount due

February 15th

and this amount due

May 15th

Payment in Full

3% of your full 2011 property tax amount

$0.00

$0.00

A Two-Thirds Payment

2% of 2/3rds of your property tax

$0.00

One-third of your full property tax amount

A One-Third Payment

No discount will be applied

One-third of your full property tax amount

One-third of your full property tax amount

To illustrate, a tax bill of $1,000 can be paid according to the following schedules:

The following payment made on

November 15th

and this amount due

February 15

and this amount due

May 15

resulting in savings of

$970.00 

($1,000 less 3% discount)

$0.00

$0.00

$30.00

$653.34 

(Two-thirds of $1,000 lessa 2% discount on that two- thirds of the tax)

$0.00

$333.33

$13.33

$333.34 

(One-third of $1,000)

$333.33

$333.33

$0.00

Interest is calculated on any past due amount on the 16th of each month (or, when the 15th falls on a holiday or weekend, the day after the actual due date).  The interest  rate (determined by the legislature) is 1.333% per month or fraction of a month or 16% annually.

Who do I make my check out to?

Lane County Tax Collector

Where do I send my payment?

Between the time that tax statements are sent out in early October and November 15th, if you have your payment stub, the payment should be mailed to PO Box 3014, Portland, OR 97208.  At any other time of the year, or if you do not have a payment stub to include, the payments should go to 125 E 8th Ave., Eugene, OR 97401.

Can I pay my property taxes with a credit card?

Yes.  As of May 2008, taxpayers can use a credit card, debit card or e-checks to pay their property taxes.  This option is only available through our website and not when making payments in person or through the mail.  Click here to make an online payment:  http://www.co.lane.or.us/AT/TaxPayOnline.htm

Will there be drop boxes this year for my payment?

Yes, the following locations will be open starting November 9th through midnight, November 15th:

  • East side of Pearl Street - between 7th and 8th Avenues
  • Sheldon Library - Sheldon Plaza
  • Bethel Library - Echo Hollow Plaza
  • Amazon Pool - 2600 Hilyard Street
  • A Street between 5th & 6th in Springfield
  • Junction City Public Library - 726 E. Gibbs Street
  • Florence Police Department, 900 Greenwood Street - front parking lot

How do I know if my mortgage company is paying my taxes?

If there is a mortgage company listed on your statement, it is because of information received from that mortgage company.  If you have any questions about their payment of the taxes, please contact the mortgage company directly.

What happens if I can't pay my bill?

Interest on any past due amounts accrues on the 16th of each month.   The interest  rate (determined by the legislature) is 1.333% per month or fraction of a month or 16% annually.

In Oregon, real property is normally subject to foreclosure three years after the taxes become delinquent. Property taxes can be paid in full by November 15 or in three installments: November 15, February 15, and May 15. If the taxes are not paid by then, they are considered delinquent as of May 16.

·         May 16 of the following year they are one year delinquent;

·         May 16 of the next year they are two years delinquent;

·         May 16 of the year after they are three years delinquent.

For a closer look at Oregon's real property foreclosure process, click here.