Columbia County offers discounts, online payment options, and tax account information
Columbia County expects to begin mailing property tax statements, a combination valuation notice and tax bill, to property owners during the week of Oct. 18, 2021. Property owners should receive statements from the Columbia County Tax Collector by Oct. 30th. Property tax payments are due by Nov. 15, 2021.
The County recognizes that members of the community are experiencing economic challenges because of COVID-19. However, Oregon state law sets the deadline that property tax payments are due and requires the County to charge interest on properties with delinquent tax amounts. Columbia County does not have the authority to waive interest charges as a result of late property tax payments, and the Oregon State Legislature has not, at this time, extended the property tax deadline.
Property owners can receive a discount by paying in full or pay in installments to better manage the obligation. Taxpayers who pay the full 2021 property tax by Nov. 15, 2021, or submit a full payment postmarked by that date will receive a 3 percent discount. Taxpayers who pay two-thirds of the 2021 property tax by Nov. 15, 2021, or have the two-thirds payment postmarked by that date, will receive a 2 percent discount. Taxes may also be paid — without discount — in three, one-third installments due Nov. 15, 2021; Feb. 15, 2022; and May 15, 2022.
To protect the health and safety of the Columbia County community during the COVID-19 pandemic, the County is encouraging people to pay using one of our contact-free options below.
Taxpayers can pay their taxes:
Mail all property tax payments to:
Columbia County Tax Collector
230 Strand St.
St. Helens, OR 97051 (Include your Tax ID #)
Convenience fees are charged by Point & Pay, our online Payment Service Provider.
For specific property account information (values, taxes, balances due, etc.), please visit columbiacountyor.gov/departments/TaxOffice/find-property-tax-records.
Remember, all Columbia County offices will be closed on Nov. 11, 2021, in observance of Veterans Day.