Each year on or before October 25, the Klamath County Tax Collector sends out statements for taxes on all real, personal, manufactured structures and utility accounts on the assessment and tax roll. If you have moved it is your responsibility to contact the Klamath County Assessor's Office with your current address. If you do not receive a tax bill by November 1st, please contact the tax office at 541-883-4297. Even if you do not receive a tax bill, you must pay your taxes. If you choose not to pay the full amount by November 15th, please be aware that we only send out one tax bill a year. The payment schedule is below or you can refer to the backside of your bill.
||Payment Due & Discount Information
||Pay the full amount of taxes on or before November 15th and receive a 3% discount|
||Pay the 2/3 payment on or before November 15th and receive a 2% discount. The final 1/3 payment is due by May 15th.|
||Pay the 1/3 payment on or before November 15th and receive no discount. The second 1/3 payment is due by February 15th. The final 1/3 payment is due by May 15th.|
Don't Be Late!
Be sure to have your payment postmarked by November 15th. If the postmark is after November 15th, discounts are lost and interest will accrue on the past due portions at 1.333%.
Cash, checks, or money orders will be accepted from taxpayers wishing to make payments in person at the Tax Collector's Office, 305 Main Street, Room 121, during office hours.
The Tax Collector will also accept a check or money order by mail to the same address above. When mailing payment by check or money order, remember to include your account number on the check or money order. Please do not mail cash payments. Payments are considered timely if post marked on or before the due date.
Please note: Credit Card, Debit Card, or E-Check payments cannot be accepted at the Tax Collector's Office. Current provisions of Oregon law prevent direct payment of property taxes by this method. However, these types of payments will be accepted online over the Internet. This service is provided by a financial institution charging a convenience fee.
The Tax Collector will accept Visa, Mastercard, or E-Check.
For Credit or Debit card payments, there is a convenience fee of $3.95 or 2.49% of the payment charged, whichever is larger. You will need your property account number.
Example of Card Convenience Fee:
$2,500 Tax Amount
Add $62.25 Convenience fee of 2.49%
Total charged to your card: $2,562.25
For E-Check payments, there is a convenience fee of $3 charge per transaction. You will need your property tax account number, checking account, and bank routing numbers.
Example of E-Check Convenience Fee:
$2,500 Tax Amount
Add $3 Convenience fee
Total charged to your checking account: $2,503
Your property tax account number will be on your annual property tax statement or your reminder notice. The number will begin with an "R," "M," "U," or "P." The alpha character is not used when entering your account number. You may only pay one account per electronic transaction. Payments will be considered timely, online, if completed and transmitted prior to 11:59 p.m. on the payment due date. Property tax accounts are updated daily Monday to Friday.
All tax payments received are applied to the indicated tax account. If a tax account is overpaid, a refund will be issued. There is no refund for the convenience fee.
Klamth County will endeavor in good faith to keep taxpayer's credit card numbers, expiration dates, and security codes private, subject to compliance with the Oregon Public Records Law. Taxpayer expressly acknowledges and agrees that the use of any information or link appearing on the Klamath County Web Site is a t he taxpayers' sole risk. Klamath County shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, or consequential damages caused by mistakes, omissions, deletions, errors, defects, or any failure or delays.