ALL floating home owners in Oregon send this form in
WHEN YOU READ THIS FORM YOU MIGHT THINK IT DOES NOT APPLY TO YOU. IF YOU OWN A FLOATING HOME, IT DOES APPLY TO YOU! FILE IT!!!
To read how I found out the hard way and had the county lighten my wallet by about a thousand bucks, read this post.
Owners of floating homes in Oregon pay, as of the time of this writing, personal property taxes on their homes.
Oregon Revised Statute (ORS) 308.290 requires every owner of floating property to file an annual return with the office of the tax assessor in which the house is located. Multnomah County begins mailing out these forms in December and Columbia County begins mailing theirs in January.
If you do not receive a return, it is your responsibility to request a form, and to ensure it is filed timely. If you do not receive this form by the second week in January, call the county tax office at the number below to request another form.
You MUST return this form by March 15th (postmarked by March 15, 2019) in order to avoid penalties
For Further Assistance:
Multnomah County Division of Assessment Recording and Taxation (503) 988-3326
Columbia County Assessor’s Office (503) 397-2240
FILING DEADLINE: March 15th. You cannot extend the deadline for filing this form.
PENALTY FOR NOT FILING THE FORM BY MARCH 15: Depending on how late the return is filed, the penalty is based on a percentage and is 5%, 25%, or 50% of your future annual tax bill for the fiscal year beginning on July 1.