Sherman County recently won the National Association of Counties’ Innovation Award and the Oregon Connections Technology Award for its Wireless Internet Network Development (WIND), a fiber optic project intended to dramatically increase available Internet speed within the county! (A fiber optic line now runs from Grass Valley to Wasco, with a Wasco-to-Rufus line expected summer … Continued
FAQ Topic: Property & housing
Sherman County offers four separate ways to receive housing incentives: Rental Housing Development Grant – This grants offers a $10,000-per-unit incentive to people who build new rental units for others in Sherman County to rent. Fill out the Rental Housing Development Application and return to Mid Columbia Economic Development District (MCEDD), 802 Chenowith Loop rd, … Continued
The closest reservation is Celilo Village at Horseshoe Falls along the Columbia River, just outside of northern Sherman County in Wasco County. Celilo Village is reportedly Oregon’s oldest continuously occupied site. Nearly 4% of the county’s population are native American Indians, Alaskans, and Pacific Islanders, according to U.S. Census data. (See Sherman County History for … Continued
Contact the Mid-Columbia Housing Authority. You’ll find details at https://mid-columbiahousingauthority.org/landlord/.
The Mid-Columbia Housing Authority gives a preference to “individuals and families who work and/or live in its five county service area” — including Sherman County. Applications are available through the Mid-Columbia Housing Authority’s website. If you have a disability that requires any special materials, services, or assistance, please call (541) 296-5462 to arrange accommodations.
You can pay property taxes by mail, by phone, online, or by dropping it by the Sherman County Courthouse. Find payment details on the Tax Collector’s “Options for Payment” page. Property owners may appeal the value of their property or penalties assessed for late filing of real or personal property returns. All personal property tax … Continued
No, currently Sherman County does not have property information available online. However, you can come by the Sherman County Courthouse between 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to get titling, zoning, property line, and other information from the County Clerk’s Office or the Assessor’s Office.
Sherman County residents can apply for housing assistance through the Mid-Columbia Housing Authority.
Consult with the Sherman County Planner to discuss your plans for any non-farm dwellings.
Yes, you would still qualify for Sherman County’s residency incentive as a renter. You must have lived in the county for one year and be 18 years or older. For further details, see our “Residency Checklist” page.