Oregon Historical County Records Guide
Deschutes County Records Inventory
Assessment and Tax Rolls
Series documents the assessment of real and personal property, the determination of tax liability, and the collection of county taxes. Assessment, tax, and delinquent tax records are variously labeled as rolls, lists, or summaries. Records show property owner; description and value of urban and agricultural land, personal property, and livestock; assessments, equalizations, and taxes due; and notations on payment and delinquency in payment of taxes. Beginning with 1900, counties have only been required to retain permanently those assessment and tax rolls for years ending in "0" and "5."
The Web-based Deschutes County D.I.A.L. Assessor Inquiry System includes searchable detailed tax assessment, appraisal, and related information.
Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Assessment and Tax Rolls, 1920-1930 (13 volumes).
Records at the Deschutes County Archives:
Assessment & Tax Roll For Lands Classified For Reforestation, 1935 (2 volumes);
Assessment & Tax Roll [title varies], 1945-1960 (8 volumes);
Assessment and Tax Roll [includes continuing assessment roll cards], ca.1959-ca.1979 (52 reels of microfilm);
Assessment and Tax Roll [title varies], 1979-present (4 feet of microfiche);
[Deschutes County Assessment Roll-and Tax], 1940-1941 (1 volume).
Records at the Deschutes Services Center, Tax Office Vault Room:
Microfilm of Tax Roll, 1927-1977 (152 reels of microfilm);
Tax Roll, 1981-2000 (16 inches of microfiche).
Records at the Deschutes Services Center, Finance Office Vault Room:
Recapitulation Tax Collection Register, 1923 (1 volume).
Records at the Bend Public Library:
Deschutes County Summary of Assessment and Tax Roll, 1963-1992 (1 binder).
Records at the Deschutes County Web Site:
Tax and Assessment Summaries, 2002-present (Internet).