FAQ Topic: Property tax

How can I make property tax payments?

You can pay by mail, at the Courthouse, by telephone, or online. There’s a “convenience fee” — levied by our secure-payment processor — for the latter two options. See our “Options for Payment” page for specifics.

When is my property tax payment due?

Property taxes may be paid in installments using one of the following schedules: Full payment — Pay the “Full Payment” amount on or before November 15 and receive a 3% discount. Two-third payment — Pay the “2/3 Payment” amount on or before November 15 and receive a 2% discount. The final one-third payment is due by May … Continued

When will I receive my property tax statements?

Tax statements are mailed on or before October 25, to each property owner in the county. If you do not receive your statement by November 1, please call the Tax Department at (541) 565-3623.

Why is there an appraiser at my house?

Appraisers might visit your property to verify the terms and conditions of a recent sale; verify and/or update the property characteristics; appraise new construction; appraise remodels and additions; and appraise property for removal of exemptions or adjudications from prior appeals. Generally, appraisers will leave a business card on the front door. If you have received a … Continued

How is my Maximum Assessed Value (MAV) determined?

Maximum Assessed Value (MAV) was established by Ballot Measure 50 for the 1997-1998 tax year. MAV is the greater of 103% of the prior year’s assessed value (AV), or 100 percent of the prior year’s MAV, whichever is greater. MAV’s for properties that existed prior to 1995 were set based on the 1995-1996 Real Market … Continued

Why did my Assessed Value increase so much?

Your Assessed Value (AV) can increase for two reasons: An Exception Event Or if your previous year’s Real Market Value was lower than your Maximum Assessed Value and now your Real Market Value is more than your Maximum Assessed value. If so, you may see a jump in your Assessed Value, depending on how low … Continued

How is my Real Market Value (RMV) determined?

Real Market Value (RMV) is typically the price your property would sell for in a transaction between a willing buyer and a willing seller on January 1, the assessment date for the tax year. To estimate the initial RMV for your property, your county assessor appraises your property using a physical inspection and a comparison … Continued

How do I pay my property taxes?

You’ll find an information sheet on our Property Tax Payment Options page, with details for mail, phone, and online payment options. Online payments also can be made on Sherman County’s PointandPay.net page.

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