Assessor: Sue Martin
Office Hours: Monday thru Thursday, 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location: Columbia County Courthouse Annex, 230 Strand, Saint Helens, Oregon
Phone: 503-397-2240 Fax: 503-397-5153
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JOB OPENING FOR APPRAISER I OR II
The Assessor's Office currently has a job opening for an Appraiser I or II. Be sure to view the video, Team Approach to Mass Appraisal, to see how our Appraisers work together as a team with the common goal of completing projects in an efficient and productive manner. For information on qualification requirements and to apply for the position, please go to the County's Jobs page. All applications must be submitted on the County's Application Form electronically to Human Resources by August 11, 2014.
Publications and Presentations
Faced with continued budget shortfalls and limited resources, Columbia County Property Appraisers developed a more efficient method of inspections that increased productivity and morale while maintaining a safe work environment. This is a powerpoint presentation video narrated by the appraisal staff.
Tom Linhares, director of Multnomah County Tax Supervising & Conservation Commission, and previous Columbia County Assessor has recently published a book on the Recent History of Oregon's Property Tax System.
Short presentation on the changes to Oregon's Property System since 1990 and the limitations of our current system.
Short video presentation on the changes to Oregon's Property System since 1990 and the limitations of our current system.
The mission of the Columbia County Assessor's Office is to apportion the cost of supporting local public service districts, on behalf of the patrons of those districts, so no taxpayer is required to pay more or less than their fair share by annually producing an accurate and timely assessment roll that complies with Oregon Revised Statutes and Oregon Administrative Rules.