The amount of property tax levied in Ashland is one of the lowest tax levy amounts of any major city in Jackson County. Ashlandís electric utility users tax helps keep property taxes low.
Ashlandís fixed tax rate for FY 2012-2013 is $4.1972 /$1,000 ($1.9295 goes to the general fund, $0.1749 goes to the debt service fund, and $2.0928 goes to the Parks Department).
Ashlandís fixed levy rate is $1.92/$1,000. This is the Library Levy, which supports the Ashland library and was voter approved up to $0.21/$1,000. This levy is in effect through 2012-2013.
Ashlandís bonded debt is $0.2365/$1,000. This includes the Fire Station and flood restoration bonds which were voter approved and the 2005 refinancing of GO bonds.
Property taxes in Oregon can increase in one of two ways: An increase in the assessed value of taxable property, (limited to 3% per year) and/or a levy on the ballot that voterís approve.
Of the property taxes Ashland residents pay, 30% of the total goes to the City of Ashland, 17% goes to Jackson County and 53% goes to education, which includes Ashland School District and Jackson County Educational Services District.
For Property Tax questions, please call Jackson County Assessors office at (541) 774-6059.