Board of Property Tax Appeals (BOPTA)

The Lane County Board of Commissioners is seeking applications from individuals interested in serving on the Lane County Board of Property Tax Appeals for the 2022-2023 term. 

People with interest and background in real property appraisal, finance, and real estate are encouraged to apply.  Applicants must be residents of Lane County and cannot be employees of the county or of any taxing district within the county.

The Board of Property Tax Appeals is responsible for hearing taxpayer appeals for reduction of the real market or assessed value of property pursuant to ORS Chapter 309.  

The Lane County Board of Commissioners appoints all members of the Board of Property Tax Appeals.  The appointments are to two pools of people:  one representing the Board of Commissioners as Chairs of the Board of Property Tax Appeals; and the second a pool of individuals representing the Board of Commissioners as Members of the Board of Property Tax Appeals.  Board Chairs and Members receive a stipend for hours worked at a rate of $15.00 per hour.

Board of Property Tax Appeals Application


Application
Deadline
:  5:00 PM Monday, September 26, 2022

Please return your application to either:

Lane County Deeds and Records
125 E 8th Ave
Eugene OR 97401

Lane County Administration Office
125 E 8th Ave
Eugene OR 97401



Purpose

Hears petitions for reduction of assessed, specially assessed, and real market values of property, and considers applications to excuse liability for penalties.

The Board of Property Tax Appeals is a Mandated Special Board. Mandated Special Boards and Committees consist of a group of citizens appointed pursuant to statute and charged with certain independent decision-making and other responsibilities over a certain area of County government. (Lane Manual 3.505). Applicants may be asked to undergo an interview process.

Membership

Three-member board is selected by the County Clerk from a pool of members appointed by the Board of Commissioners, per ORS 309.067 (see Lane Manual 3.560 for details).

Note: You may submit an application at any time. Applications are kept for 12 months from the date the application is received and will be considered should a vacancy occur within that time frame Applications are also available in the Board of Commissioners office, Public Service Building, 125 E. 8th

Membership Term

The term of each member of a county board of property tax appeals begins on the date of appointment and ends on the June 30 next following appointment, or when the member resigns or is replaced, whichever occurs first.
Board of Property Tax Appeals (BOPTA)
125 East 8th Ave
Eugene, OR 97401
541-682-4275
541-682-3330 FAX

9:00am - Noon
and
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Monday - Friday

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