How does ownership change?

Ownership is generally changed via a document recorded with the County Clerk’s office. Call the Clerk’s office at 541-440-4324 for more information. We receive copies of those recordings and identify the property being transferred from the legal description on the deed and check the title of record with the new document. Allow approximately four weeks for changes to appear in our records.

Ownership can also be changed through a court action:

  • Divorce - Bring in or mail a copy of the Final Decree and if applicable the Property Settlement Agreement.
  • Lawsuit - Bring in or mail a copy of the Final Decree, Order or Judgment, signed by the judge.
  • Probate - Bring in or mail a copy of the Final Decree of Distribution.
  • Small Estates - Bring in or mail a copy of the Affidavit or Heirship and the death certificate.

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1. How is property valued?
2. What value do I pay taxes on?
3. Why do I have improvements (changed to structures in 2012) on my tax statement when I have made none to my property?
4. How are my taxes calculated?
5. Why did I get two tax statements when I only have one piece of property?
6. How do I change my mailing address?
7. How do I change an incorrect situs address on my account?
8. What do I need to do to add my new married name to my tax account?
9. How do I remove my deceased spouse's name from my tax account?
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