Property tax payments due Nov. 15, 2022

October 17, 2022

Contact: Ryan Yambra, Communications Office,

Property tax payments due Nov. 15, 2022

Discounts available, online payment options, and account information

Multnomah County is mailing approximately 300,000 real and personal property tax statements and value notices to property owners. Property owners should receive statements from the Multnomah County Division of Assessment, Recording, and Taxation by Nov. 1.

Property tax payments are due Nov. 15, 2022. Please note that Oregon state law sets the deadline for property tax payments and requires that interest be charged on delinquent taxes. Multnomah County does not have the statutory authority to extend the payment deadline, nor waive interest charges on late property tax payments. 

Property owners can receive a discount by paying in full; however, payment installments are available to help manage the obligation. Taxpayers who pay the full 2022 property tax by Nov. 15, 2022, or submit a full payment postmarked by that date will receive a 3 percent discount. 

Taxpayers who pay two-thirds of the 2022 property tax by Nov. 15, 2022, 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, 2022, Feb. 15, 2023, and May 16, 2023.  

Payments can be made by the following: 

  • In-person at the Multnomah County Division of Assessment, Record, and Taxation Office, located at 501 S.E. Hawthorne Blvd., Portland, OR 97214, Suite 175 on the first floor.
    • Taxpayers coming to pay in person, please understand:
      • Masks are welcome but not required.
      • Hours for payments are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
      • Wait times may be longer than usual.
  • By mail by sending a check to P.O. Box 2716, Portland, Oregon 97208-2716. Payments must be postmarked by Nov. 15 to be considered timely. Mail payments early to avoid any problems with postmarking at the post office.

For specific property account information (values, taxes, balances due, etc.), please visit

We appreciate everyone’s patience as we work to process all tax payments in the order they are received. If payment has not been processed by Dec. 1, give us a call at 503-988-3326.

Remember, all Multnomah County offices will be closed on Nov. 11, 2022, in observance of Veterans Day.

Questions about the tax statement?

Included in the envelope with the statement is a guide that explains many aspects of the statement, including ways to pay, and other information. That document is available on our website in six languages other than English. Go to to find those translated guides.

Is the statement yellow?

This means another party has requested this bill (mortgage company, Oregon Department of Revenue, etc). We encourage taxpayers to check with the other party before paying the bill.

Countywide, taxes increased just over 3 percent from 2021

In Oregon, property taxes are determined based on voter-approved Measure 5, and Measure 50. The taxes are calculated using the assessed value, which generally increases 3 percent per year on properties. Exceptions apply for new construction. 

Property taxes support 64 local government taxing districts in Multnomah County with differing boundaries. As a result, individual tax rates may increase based on bonds or levies approved by voters in a particular location, and they also can decrease if bonds or levies expire. The taxing districts include school districts and local government agencies including cities, Metro, TriMet, the Port of Portland, and fire, water, and special assessment districts. As a taxing district, Multnomah County itself retains about 23 cents of every dollar collected. The remainder is distributed to other taxing districts. 

The total of all property taxes and special assessments to be collected for all districts in Multnomah County is $2.292 billion for the 2022 tax year, an increase of 3.31 percent from $2.218 billion in 2021.

More information on property taxes in Oregon is available from the Oregon Department of Revenue on the property tax page.

How to appeal property tax 


Property values were determined as of Jan. 1, 2022

In Oregon, taxes are calculated on the lesser of Maximum Assessed Value or Real Market Value. The result is called the Assessed Value. Taxpayers may appeal the Real Market Value and/or the Assessed Value of their property with the Board of Property Tax Appeals through Jan 3rd, 2023. 

The Board hears appeals beginning in February 2023 and through April 15, 2023. 

Call 503-988-3326 to receive a petition for an appeal, or a brochure that outlines the appeal process. Additional forms and information are available at or 501 S.E. Hawthorne Blvd., Portland, OR 97214