Are you flying South for the
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
Come in and See Us
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.
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
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.
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.