Tax Information

Are you flying South for the winter?

Will you be leaving before you get your tax statements in October?  No problem!  By mid-October the tax rolls will turnover for the current year and we will have the amounts available.  Just contact our office at the number above and we will be happy to give you the information over the phone.

 

Come in and See Us
or
Use Our New Drop box!

Our office is open from 8a.m. to 5p.m.
The recent donation of a drop box by the Baker Masonic Lodge will allow taxpayers another avenue for paying their taxes. Please feel free to use the drop site, as staff will by checking in daily. Drop box is located behind the Courthouse facing 4th Street.

 

"Green" Tax Statements vs. "Yellow" .....What's The Difference?

Taxpayers that receive green statements have received the original; those that come by yellow ones have received copies.  Yellow statements (copies) are provided to those taxpayers that have their accounts coded to be paid by i.e. a lender, mortgage/taxing service, senior citizen deferral, etc. or there are multiple parties for one account and each wishes to receive a copy.  If you believe that you have received a yellow (copy) statement by mistake and you are responsible for the taxes please contact our office immediately.

 

Didn't Receive A Statement?  Don't Forget to Change Your Address

If you haven't received a tax statement by the first week of November, it is your responsibility to contact our office.  The most common reason for not receiving one is having an incorrect address.  Although we try every means possible to locate you,  it is the taxpayer's responsibility to keep our office informed of any address changes.  (ORS 311.555).

 

Blue Mountain Translator District

The Blue Mountain Translator district is a public corporation extablished by the Baker County Court as provided for by ORS 354.605-354.715.
The tax office is only responsible for the collection of these fees.  If you need any further information regarding the billing please contact the Blue Mountain Translator District at 1-800-886-7169 or P.O. Box 3005, La Grande, OR 97850.

 

Interested in Unclaimed Property?

Contact the Division of State Lands.

Senior Citizen Deferral

Applications and information are availbale at the Baker County Assessor's office.

Tax Warrants

Taxes on personal property shall become delinquent whenever any third thereof, or other specified installment, is not paid on or before its due date. (ORS 311.505) Warrants will be issued to enforce payment of these delinquent personal property accounts. (ORS 311.610). These are not warrants for your arrest! A $92.00 warrant fee will be added to the amount due and will not be released until the taxes and any fees are paid in full.

 

 

 

Baker County Treasurer/Tax Collector
1995 Third Street, #140
Baker City, OR 97814
Phone: (541) 523-8221
Fax: (541) 523-8240