Assessment & Taxation

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125 East 8th Avenue
Eugene, OR 97401
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10:00 am to 3:00 pm
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541-682-4321

Lane County Assessor

Mike Cowles Assessor

Michael C Cowles

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The purpose of Assessment and Taxation is to appraise property, to calculate, collect and distribute taxes, and to provide related information to the public in a manner that merits the highest degree of confidence in our integrity, efficiency, and fairness. We are a broad service organization mandated by the Oregon Constitution and Oregon law and collect revenue for 83 taxing jurisdictions, including local governments, schools, and special districts that provide essential public services for the citizens of Lane County.

Curious about how and why your property values fluctuate?  We invite you to watch a short video that was created to help answer some of your questions!

Why Values Fluctuate
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Did you receive two tax statements this year instead of one?  It may be due to the addition of fire patrol charges.  If so, you would have received notification from either the Eastern or Western Lane Fire Patrol Districts that they would either begin coverage or add to existing forest / wildfire coverage of your property.

 If you are also located within a Rural Fire Protection District (RFPD), which provides fire protection for homes and other structures, two bills are necessary to collect for each of the two agencies.

  • RFPD is only allowed to charge on the value of 5.00 acres of land value plus the value of all structures.  That total value is located on the original tax account.

  • The new tax statement represents the value of the property’s remaining acres which are exempt from RFPD charges and will contain the charges for fire patrol. 

**NOTE: The levies for General Government and Education are simply allocated according to the value of acreage and structures listed on each tax statement.
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