Does a non-profit organization have to pay property taxes?

Qualifying non-profit organizations may have their property taxes canceled. The most common qualifying entities are:

  • Benevolent
  • Charitable organizations
  • Fraternal
  • Literary
  • Religious
  • Scientific institutions

Qualifiers for Property Which an Exemption Is Requested

Property for which an exemption is requested must be actively occupied and used by the organization in a way that furthers its stated purpose. The property must also be reasonably necessary. Any portion of the property that does not meet these criteria is subject to assessment and taxation the same as all other taxable property. The exemption is not automatic. An application must be filed with the Assessor between January 1 and April 1; unless purchased prior to July 1 in which the applicant shall file within 30 days of acquisition or change of use.

Other Properties That May Qualify

Certain leased property, real and personal, may also qualify for exemption with similar deadlines. For more information go to Property Tax Forms or contact the Assessor’s office at 541-440-4222.

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1. What are exemptions?
2. Who qualifies for a Veteran's Exemption?
3. Who is a veteran?
4. What is a property tax deferral?
5. What deferral programs may I apply for?
6. How do I qualify for one of these deferral programs?
7. How do I apply for a deferral?
8. Does a non-profit organization have to pay property taxes?
9. Can a non-profit organization get an exemption on a bare piece of land to be used as a future building site?
10. We will be buying or leasing property after the April 1 filing deadline, can we still get an exemption?