Marion County – 10/12/22 10:26 AM
Marion County tax statements will be mailed October 14th and should arrive in property owner mailboxes shortly thereafter. Tom Rohlfing, Marion County Assessor, certified the 2022-23 Property Tax Roll on October 11, 2022.
As of the January 1, 2022 valuation date, the aggregate Real Market Value (RMV) of all property county-wide increased by 15.90% from last year, to $57.66 billion. Real Market Value is the estimated amount in cash that could reasonably be expected to be paid for a property by an informed buyer to an informed seller.
New subdivisions, new construction and escalating values of residences and residential land located in cities and towns contributed to the increase of residential property jumping the total RMV to $32.32 billion or 26.71% increase from 2021. The total value of rural property, including acreage homes, farms, and forest lands, also showed continued growth with a total RMV of $14.01 billion or 16.85% increase from 2021. Commercial and Industrial properties have shown a steady growth with a total RMV of $17.09 billion or 6.90% increase from 2021.
Due to Measure 50 benefits, some homeowners will experience much smaller tax increases than the preceding figures suggest. The typical unchanged home will experience only a 3% increase in assessed value no matter where they are located in the county. However, changes in tax rates due to new or expiring bonds will significantly affect owners in selected communities.
Assessed Value countywide grew by 5.07% to $30.22 billion, standing at just 52.41% of total Real Market Value. A big factor in the gap between market and assessed values, of course, is due to the Measure 50 limit of 3% annual growth in the Maximum Assessed Value of unchanged property. However, 11,724 properties receive sharply reduced assessed values and taxes due to farm or forest special assessment, and 16,664 properties receive full or partial tax exemptions. Stayton will see a tax increase of about 9% due to a new 5-year Stayton Rural Fire Protection District Local Option Levy.
Primary beneficiaries of Marion County property taxes are schools, the community college, and educational service districts receiving (45.91%) of the total. Other major recipients include cities (22.48%), Marion County government (17.24%), and fire districts (6.57%). Urban renewal districts receive about (3.37%). Total tax collectibles for the 2022-22 tax year are $517,005,590.06.
Mr. Rohlfing encourages property owners to promptly review their tax statement for accuracy. This includes checking for correct ownership, mailing, and location addresses. To aid with this, the Assessor’s Office provides a wide array of information on its website, including more detailed information about how each property is assessed. The property records portion of the Assessor’s Office website allows you to search multiple ways, including a map search tool to help locate properties.
Taxes are due by November 15, 2022, to receive the 3% discount and avoid interest charges. Owners with questions, or who feel changes are needed, should contact the Assessor’s Office at 503-588-5144. Those who disagree with the Real Market Value placed on their property are encouraged to request a review prior to filing an appeal. If the property owner still does not agree with the value once the review is completed, instructions on the back of the tax statement describe how to appeal to the local Board of Property Tax Appeals, comprised of community volunteers.