Monday-Friday, 9 am-4:30 pm
Expect longer wait times between noon and 2 pm and 3:45 and 4:30 pm.
- Payment Options
- Taxes paid by mortgage companies (Yellow Statements)
- Moved or changed mailing address?
2014 Payment Schedule
Starting October 15, use the green Guest Login button on www.multcoproptax.org to check your 2014 property tax information and view your statement. (You cannot make payments through multcoproptax. Use the links below to make online payments).
Statements will be mailed October 15 - 25, 2014. If you have not received your statement by November 1, please call 503.988.3326.
- To receive a discount, payments must be delivered, U.S. postmarked, or paid online on or before November 17.
- Payments made through your financial institution's online bill payment services must be scheduled so payment is received by November 17.
- Returned checks will cause loss of discount and interest charges.
- Taxes of less than $40 must be paid in full.
- By law, property tax payments must be credited to the earliest year for which taxes are due.
Full payment (3% discount) - Pay the "Full Payment" amount on or before November 17 and receive a 3% discount.
Two-thirds payment (2% discount) - Pay the "2/3 Payment" amount on or before November 17 and receive a 2% discount. The final one-third payment is due by May 15, 2015.
One-third payment (no discount) - Pay the "1/3 Payment" amount on or before November 17. There is no discount. The second one-third payment is due by February 17, 2015 and the final one-third payment is due by May 15, 2015.
Choose from the following ways to pay your Multnomah County property taxes:
- online through your bank or credit union
- online or by phone through Official Payments
- by mail
- in person
Paying online through your bank or credit union
Most banks and credit unions provide online bill pay services for customers for free. The Multnomah County Tax Collector is registered to receive online bill payments electronically and should be listed as a payee on your financial institution's online bill pay webpage.
Your property tax statement has both the account number and the amount due. If you are paying multiple tax accounts, enter separate payments using the property tax account as the bill pay account.
Schedule your payment early enough for the county to receive your payment by the due date. Scheduling requirements are specified in the rules and regulations on each financial institution's website (typically two to three business days prior to the due date). If Multnomah County does not receive your payment by the due date, discounts cannot be allowed and interest will be charged.
Paying online or by phone through Official Payments
Official Payments, our third-party payment service provider, assesses a convenience fee for payments made by internet or phone. Multnomah County does not collect or retain any portion of the fee.
Your payment transaction must be completed before 12 midnight (Pacific time) on the due date. If a valid payment is not completed by the due date, discounts cannot be allowed and interest will be charged.
Debit Card: Visa or MasterCard
Convenience Fee = 1% of payment ($1.00 minimum)
Credit Card: Visa, American Express, Discover, or MasterCard
Convenience Fee = 2.35% of payment (no minimum)
E-check (electronic funds transfer from a financial institution that honors e-check transactions)
Convenience Fee = 50 cents
Please verify that your financial institution honors e-checks and make sure that your bank account number is entered correctly. If not, a payment will be returned by your bank and a $25 processing fee will be charged.
To pay by telephone, call Official Payments at 1.877.542.5990
You will need the following information to pay online or by phone:
- Your property tax statement has both the account number and amount due. If you are paying multiple tax accounts, enter a separate payment for each account.
- Card number for debit or credit card payments
- Your bank's routing transit number and account number for payment by e-check. This information can be located at the bottom of your check.
Print or make note of your transaction confirmation for your reference. If you are not sure if a transaction completed, check your e-mail for a confirmation before reentering your payment.
For more information or to verify a payment made through Official Payments, visit www.officialpayments.com or call toll free 1.800.487.4567 (Monday through Friday 5 am - 5 pm Pacific time).
Paying by mail
- Make your check or money order payable to Multnomah County Tax Collector. Don't send cash!
- Return the lower portion of your tax statement(s) with your payment.
- Write your account number(s) on the front of your check or money order to ensure proper credit.
- Your canceled check is your receipt.
- Two-party checks are not accepted.
Our mailing address is:
Division of Assessment, Recording and Taxation
PO Box 2716
Portland, OR 97208-2716
Be sure to mail your payment early enough to be postmarked on or before the due date. Mail deposited in USPS collection boxes or at branch offices on the due date may not be postmarked on time. If payments are postmarked after the due date, discounts cannot be allowed and interest will be charged.
Paying in person
Make payments with cash, check or money order at Multnomah County's Tax Office Monday through Friday 9 am - 4:30 pm.
Payments by check can be deposited at the payment drop box in the building lobby Monday through Friday 6 am - 6 pm.
We are located at:
The Multnomah Building
501 SE Hawthorne Blvd., Room 175
Offices will be closed, Tuesday November 11, in observance of Veterans Day
Interest is charged on any past due installments. By Oregon law (ORS 311.505), the interest rate is 1.3333% per month or fraction of a month until paid.
Taxes paid by mortgage companies (yellow statements)
If your statement is yellow, a mortgage company or 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, contact your mortgage company or the Oregon Department of Revenue deferral unit.
If you have recently paid off your loan, changed mortgage companies, or canceled your tax reserves, use this statement to pay your property tax.
Moved or changed mailing address?
If your mailing address has changed, it is your responsibility to notify us. Failure to make timely payments due to undeliverable mail could result in loss of the discount and accrual of interest.