The Senior Citizen Deferral program allows you to borrow from the State of Oregon to pay your property taxes to the County.  The program is a delay in paying property taxes on your residence and the State will record a lien on your property.

Eligibility

You may be eligible for this program if:

  1. You are at least 62 years of age by April 15th of the year you file.
  2. You are a homeowner in Multnomah County.

Important Notes

  1. You need to file an application with our office between January 1st and April 15th, to defer the taxes due the following November 15th.
  2. You must have a recorded deed to the property or be buying the property under a recorded sales contract. Certain trust or trustee arrangements qualify for deferral. You may not be eligible for deferral if you have a life estate interest in the property.
  3. You must live in your home for at least five years before April 15th of the year in which you apply for the program, unless you had to live away from it for health reasons.
  4. There are net worth and income criteria.

Please refer to these links for more information.

Information: Senior Deferrals Explained

Application: Senior Property Tax Deferral

Statute: ORS 311.668