Assessor Department - Property Assessment

The Crook County Assessor’s office is an elective office directly responsible to the voters of Crook County for the administration of the property tax which provides funding for 20 taxing districts which in turn provide services including City and County, Parks & Recreation, Bowman Museum, OSU Extension, Sheriff, Police, Schools, COCC and others.

The Assessor’s Office is comprised of three sections whose activities produce an annual assessment and tax roll. The first section is the Assessor who is responsible to the electorate for the overall administration of the property tax in Crook County.

The second section is the Appraisal Staff comprised of a Chief Appraiser and three Property Appraisers who establish market value on each of the 18,000 properties in the county. They use modern appraisal techniques and study the real estate market to determine a market value as of January 1st of each year.

The third section is records; comprised of a Chief Deputy and two Deputy Clerks. Their job is to maintain an up to date and accurate listing of property owners and their addresses, to produce accurate maps of those ownerships and to assist taxpayers and many others who use those records in their own business and personal affairs; on or about the end of September of each year the appraisal section and the records section combine to produce the annual Tax and Assessment roll.

Property subject to taxation includes all privately owned real property (land, buildings, fixed machinery & equipment) and personal property used in a business. There is no property tax on household furnishings, personal belongings, automobiles, crops, orchards, business inventories or certain intangible property such as stocks, bonds or bank accounts.

Religious, fraternal and governmental organizations can apply to receive a full or partial exemption from property taxes. 

For more information on “Property Taxes in Oregon” you can visit the Oregon Department of Revenue
Oregon Department of Revenue (Property Tax)

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