Department of Assessment

COVID-19 Safety Measures

For your safety and the safety of our staff please do not come into our office unless absolutely necessary.

Most of the services we provide can be completed by phone, mail, fax, and email.

Please call our main line at 541 766 6855 and we will be happy to help in any way we can.

 

What Is The Assessment Department Responsible For?

  • Assess all properties in Benton county as of January 1, of each year. Did a Benton County Appraiser visit you?
     
  • Administer special programs such as special assessments, senior deferral, veteran and active duty military exemptions, enterprise zones, and various other property tax exemptions.
     
  • Maps.
     
  • Property information and ownership.
     
  • Review taxing district budgets, compute tax rates for districts and assures that distribution of the tax levies are uniform.
     

Understanding Measure 50 And Your Taxable Value:

Above video courtesy of Deschutes County, Oregon

What do Property Taxes Pay For?