The Deschutes County Assessor is responsible for identifying all taxable properties within the County and assigning values and property taxes to those properties. The County Assessor also prepares the County's annual assessment roll. The tax year runs from July 1st to June 30th of each year and reflects a value on each property as of the preceding January 1st.
Property subject to taxation includes all privately-owned real property (e.g., land, buildings, and fixed machinery and equipment) and personal property used in a business. There is no property tax on household furnishings, personal belongings and automobiles, crops, orchards, business inventories, or certain intangible property such as stocks, bonds, or bank accounts.
Religious, fraternal, and governmental organizations can apply to receive a full or partial exemption from property taxes. Special assessments are sometimes granted for certain types of property such as open space, farmland, forestland, and historical buildings. Properties owned by veterans or their unmarried surviving spouses also are given reduced assessments, if they meet qualifications.
For detailed information on taxing districts in Deschutes County you can read the most current Tax & Assessment Summary.