Collection of Property Taxes

ORS 311.361
Form of tax receipt

  • numbering
  • taxpayer’s copy
  • temporary receipt
  • destruction of receipts


Every tax receipt shall state plainly on its face the name of the county, the fiscal year for which the taxes entered therein have been levied followed by the word “Taxes.” The receipt shall show the exact amount paid, the date of payment, the property on which the taxes were paid and the code area for the property. The tax collector shall keep a stub receipt or a copy of each receipt or a computer record of the same information on each receipt issued and such stub receipt, copy or computer record shall be a public record. The receipts shall be numbered consecutively except that if more than one validating machine is used in validating and numbering the receipts, a consecutive number series may be used for each machine if the series is identified by a machine number or letter. The stubs or copies of the receipts, or the computer record, shall contain the post-office or residence address of the taxpayer, which may be ascertained and entered at the time of the payment. Preparation of a microfilm, a microfiche or an electronically stored record of the receipts constitutes a computer record.


If the tax statement has been sent to the taxpayer with a copy to be retained by the taxpayer, no copy of the receipt need be given or sent to the taxpayer unless the taxpayer requests one.


A temporary or interim receipt may be issued on payment of any installment of less than one-quarter of a particular tax account, each such receipt to be entered in the records of the tax collector’s office.


Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the tax collector’s copy of the tax receipt may be destroyed when seven years have elapsed from the date the receipt was issued. [1965 c.344 §24 (enacted in lieu of 311.355); 1979 c.701 §1; 1993 c.6 §9; 2003 c.108 §2]


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