Tax payments are due each year by November 15th . Three equal payments on November 15th, February 18th, and May 15th will prevent interest charges. Payment in full by November 15th provides a 3% discount and a 2/3rd payment by November 15th gives a 2% discount. The 2% discount is calculated on the 2/3 payment, rather than on the total amount of the tax.
How to Make a Tax Payment
Tax payments can be made in person at the Tax Office, by mail, by telephone or online. Local banks are no longer accepting payments for property taxes.
Paying in Person
To pay in person, you may bring your payment to the Tax Office in the Polk County Courthouse, 2nd Floor, 850 Main Street, Dallas, Oregon. Office hours are 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM. We are closed from Noon to 1:00 PM, except for October 21st - November 29th, when we will be open during the noon hour as well.
Paying Tax by Mail
You can mail your tax payments to the Polk County Tax Office, 850 Main Street, Dallas, OR 97338. Your payment must be postmarked on or before the due date of your payment. Be sure to enclose your payment stub or write your tax account number on your check.
Paying Taxes Online
You can pay your property tax online with a debit or credit card or an e-check. There is a 2.5% convenience fee to pay by credit or debit card, with a minimum fee of $1.00. There is a flat fee of $3.00 ($15.00 for payments over $10,000) to pay by electronic check using the County's e-check service. To use this option, you will need your tax account number. Your account number is listed at the top right of your property tax bill.
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Paying Taxes by Telephone
You can pay your property tax using a toll-free telephone number: 1-888-643-8041. This is an automated system and the first number the system asks you for is your six-digit property account number. You can pay using a debit or credit card or an e-check. There is a 2.5% convenience fee to pay by credit or debit card, with a minimum fee of $1.00. There is a flat fee of $3.00 ($15.00 for payment over $10,000) to pay by electronic check.
Other Payment Information
You can use your own online banking system to make electronic tax payments. The County does not charge a fee for payments make through your own system. Be careful of the lead time required (sometimes 2 or 3 days) for initiating payments so that your payments arrive here timely.
Partial payments are accepted.
Please note that payments made online or by telephone may not show as posted in the A&T system for 48 hours, but payments will be credited to accounts as of the time they are made.
Warning: if a double payment is accidentally made, the County will refund the property tax amount, but not the convenience fee. Neither the credit card fee nor the electronic check fee is received by the County. If an electronic check transaction is processed against an account with insufficient funds, a $28.00 NSF check charge will be applied to the property tax account.
The Polk County Board of Commissioners is required to appoint a Board of Property Tax Appeals. Appeal forms can be obtained from the County Clerk and must be submitted to this Board prior to December 31st. Board sessions begin the first Monday in February and may run through April 15th. Property owners may appeal the value of their property or penalties assessed for late filing of real or personal property returns.
To make a credit/debit card or electronic tax payment by telephone, please call this number: 1-888-643-8041.
Payments must be received or postmarked on or before November 15 to be eligible for a discount.