The estimated tax rate for 2015-2017 is $4.1973 per $1000 of assessed value for 2015-16 and $4.1973 per $1000 of assessed value for 2016-17. Property taxes are allocated toward payment of the 2005 general obligation bond principal and interest of $296,460 for 2015-16 and $295,650 for 2016-17. Property taxes are also allocated to the payment of the 2011 fire station #2 general obligation bond principal and interest of $216,851 for 2015-16 and $219,659 for 2016-17.
Ashlandís bonded debt is $0.2082 for 2015-16 $0.2048/$1,000 for 2016-17. 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, 29% of the total goes to the City of Ashland, 14% goes to Jackson County and 49% 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.