Tax Collection

To help mitigate the spread of COVID-19, the Tax Office recommends using one of our safe, contact-free payment options. 

Phone: (541) 440-4253

E-mail: tax@co.douglas.or.us

Tax Office hours are Monday-Friday, 8AM to 5PM. The Tax Office will be closed daily 12-1pm.

What are my payment options? To protect the health of the Douglas County community during the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Douglas County Tax office recommends using one of our safe, contact-free payment options:                                

  • Online Payments
  • Mail payment in the envelope provided for quickest processing.
    • Please note that due to recent changes with the U.S. Postal Service, mail is often transported out of town for processing and postmark. Be sure to mail your tax payment early or take your payment envelope into the Post Office to receive an official "hand stamped local postmark", to avoid late penalties and loss of discount. 
  • 24 hour Drop Box located outside the Tax Office, Room 205.                                  
  • Online through your Bank or Credit Union.

Payment Schedule

Please choose one of the payment schedules:

Full Payment
Pay the "Full Payment" amount on or before November 16th to receive a 3% discount.
Tax statements for LESS than $40 MUST be paid in full.
2/3 Payment
Pay the "2/3 Payment" amount on or before November 16th to receive a 2% discount. The final 1/3 payment is due by May 17th. 
1/3 Payment 
Pay the "1/3 Payment" amount on or before November 16th. The second 1/3 payment is due by February 16th, and the final 1/3 payment is due by May 17th.There is no discount. 


Due Dates

To receive a discount and avoid interest charges, tax payments MUST be made timely. Due dates are November 16, 2020, February 16, 2021, and May 17, 2021.  Tax payments delivered, U.S. postmarked, transmitted by private express carrier, or paid online via the Douglas County website on or before a due date will be considered timely. Interest is charged on any past due installment for the schedule you choose at the rate of 1.333% monthly, 16% annually. When calculating delinquent interest, the time period runs from the 16th of the preceding month to the 15th of the current month. If the 15th falls on a weekend day, the due date is extended to the first business day of the week. 

Where tax accounts show taxes due for more than one tax year, payments MUST first be applied to the earliest year that taxes are due. Where tax accounts show taxes due for more than one tax year, payments MUST first be applied to the earliest year that taxes are due.

If your property tax statement is yellow, a mortgage company or the senior/disabled citizen deferral program has requested tax information to pay your tax bill. If you have any questions regarding who is paying your property tax bill, contact your mortgage company.

Payment Options