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It is getting close to that time of year when property tax statements will be sent to homeowners.  Oregon has a confusing tax schedule and I was recently asked about our property taxes and pro-rates, something you should know if you will be selling your home soon.

Real Property Taxes

Property taxes in Oregon are based on a fiscal year of July 1st through June 30th. Real property taxes are a lien as of July 1st, but are not payable until the County has certified its tax rolls.  Taxes are usually certified in October.

Taxes are considered current if paid in increments of 1/3 as follows:

  • DUE AND PAYABLE ON NOVEMBER 15: for the months of July, August, September and October
  • DUE AND PAYABLE ON FEBRUARY 15: for the months of November, December, January, and February
  • DUE AND PAYABLE ON MAY 15: for the months of March, April, May and June

The Title Company/Escrow will handle the pro rates as to what is owed back to the seller and what a buyer will owe in real property taxes.


Proration is a method of making an equitable adjustment between two or more parties on any items, such as property taxes, which have been prepaid by one of the parties.

If a seller pays his taxes in full on November 15 and sells his property on March 1st, the seller is entitled to a reimbursement from March 1st through June 30th, the last day of the fiscal year.

If however, prorating between July 1st and the date taxes are certified, the only figure available is the prior year’s taxes.

Thinking of Selling Your Lake Oswego Home?

Prices are still increasing in Lake Oswego. Interest rates are low and there is still buyer demand. If you want to know the value of your home in today’s real estate market, please call me at 503-804-9685.


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MORE Realty, Inc.
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Portland, OR. 97224

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