Tax Lien Certificates and Tax Deed Sales in Oregon OR

There are 36 Counties in Oregon. It became the 33rd state on February 14, 1859. The state motto is "She Flies With Her Own Wings".

Currently, none of the 36 Oregon counties sell Oregon tax lien certificates, instead they sell Oregon tax deeds.

Summary: Real property within the state of Oregon is subject to foreclosure for delinquent taxes whenever three years have elapsed from the earliest date of delinquency of taxes levied and charged thereon (29-312.010, 29-312.060). The court shall order that the several properties, against which the judgment and decree is entered, shall be sold directly to the county for the respective amounts of taxes and interest for which the properties severally are liable. (29-312.100). The properties not redeemed within the two-year period prescribed by (29-312.120) shall be deeded to the county by the tax collector (29-312.200, 29-312.270). At that point, the county may sell the property or retain it for public use, at its discretion. See (25-275.090 ) for a list of statute approved property uses (25-275.090).

Law: Oregon Revised Statutes, Title 25, Chapter 275 - "County Lands",Title 29, Chapter 311 - "Collection of Property Taxes" and Title 29, Chapter 312 - "Foreclosure of Property Tax Liens".

Tax Sale List: Use Oregon Tax Sale Lists to search for Oregon tax lien certificates to buy or bid on. Generally most Oregon tax sale lists will identify the property owner, parcel number, legal description and the amount due. In some cases, the tax sale list may include the tax collectors assessed value of the property.

Contact: Tax collector. As used in the tax laws of this state, "tax collector" means the person or officer who by law is charged with the duty of collecting taxes assessed upon real property, and includes a deputy. (29-311.005, 29-311.055).

Interest Rate: N/A

Auction Type: Tax Deed, When a county acquires real property by foreclosure for delinquent taxes, the conveyance vests in the county title to the property, free from all liens and encumbrances except assessments levied by a municipal corporation for local improvements to the property. (2) A private purchaser at resale of such property by the county acquires title free and clear of all assessments for local improvements levied by any municipal corporation. (29-75.090, 29-312.270).

Bidding Procedure: All sales made under 25-275.110 to 25-275.250 shall be to the highest and best bidder for cash or, in the discretion of the county court, for not less than 10 percent of the purchase price in cash, the remainder to be paid under written agreement with the purchaser in equal installments over a term not exceeding 20 years from the date of sale, all deferred payments to bear interest from the date of sale at a rate set by the county court, payable annually. In advertising for bids, the county shall state whether the sale will be made for cash or by installment agreement. If by installment agreement, the county shall also state the term and the rate of interest to which the county will agree (25-275.110, 25-275.190).

Costs: Costs and fees payable are not specified by the state statutes.

Redemption Period: All rights of redemption, with respect to the real properties therein described, shall terminate on the execution of the deed to the county. (29-312.200).

Deed assigned at Foreclosure to: To the Tax Sale Purchaser (275.040)




County:  Auction Type:  Bidding Type:  Population: 
Baker  Tax Deed  Bid Up 16,741
Benton  Tax Deed  Bid Up 78,153
Clackamas  Tax Deed  Bid Up 338,391
Clatsop  Tax Deed  Bid Up 35,630
Columbia  Tax Deed  Bid Up 43,560
Coos  Tax Deed  Bid Up 62,779
Crook  Tax Deed  Bid Up 19,182
Curry  Tax Deed  Bid Up 21,137
Deschutes  Tax Deed  Bid Up 115,367
Douglas  Tax Deed  Bid Up 100,399
Gilliam  Tax Deed  Bid Up 1,915
Grant  Tax Deed  Bid Up 7,935
Harney  Tax Deed  Bid Up 7,609
Hood River  Tax Deed  Bid Up 20,411
Jackson  Tax Deed  Bid Up 181,269
Jefferson  Tax Deed  Bid Up 19,009
Josephine  Tax Deed  Bid Up 75,726
Klamath  Tax Deed  Bid Up 63,775
Lake  Tax Deed  Bid Up 7,422
Lane  Tax Deed  Bid Up 322,959
Lincoln  Tax Deed  Bid Up 44,479
Linn  Tax Deed  Bid Up 103,069
Malheur  Tax Deed  Bid Up 31,615
Marion  Tax Deed  Bid Up 284,834
Morrow  Tax Deed  Bid Up 10,995
Multnomah  Tax Deed  Bid Up 660,486
Polk  Tax Deed  Bid Up 62,380
Sherman  Tax Deed  Bid Up 1,934
Tillamook  Tax Deed  Bid Up 24,262
Umatilla  Tax Deed  Bid Up 70,548
Union  Tax Deed  Bid Up 24,530
Wallowa  Tax Deed  Bid Up 7,226
Wasco  Tax Deed  Bid Up 23,791
Washington  Tax Deed  Bid Up 445,342
Wheeler  Tax Deed  Bid Up 1,547
Yamhill  Tax Deed  Bid Up 84,992

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