Mary Jane Starks, Farm/Forest Appraiser, has served the public in the Assessor's Office since March of 2007, starting out as the Veteran's Specialist and receiving a promotion to her current position. Mary Jane began her career with the County in October, 2005 as a member of the Sheriff's Office. Prior to that, she was employed by the Coquille School District for fourteen years. Mary Jane is a native of Coquille, and is a graduate of Southern Oregon State College, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration.
Application for Real And/Or Personal Property Tax Exemption
TAX SAVINGS FOR ORGANIZATIONS
IS IT DIFFICULT TO APPLY? No. The application process is fairly simple. Appplications must be submitted BEFORE April 1, along with a $200 filing fee.
A complete application will be submitted on one of the three forms and will include a copy of their constitution, by-laws, charter, articles of incorporation, and 501(c)(3) designation letter for charitable and fraternal organizations.
CRITERIA FOR EXEMPTTIONS:
Exemption statutes are construed strictly, but fairly.
The organization must clearly qualify.
The one claiming the exemption has the burden of proof.
Property of the applicant must clearly qualify.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR A FULL OR PARTIAL EXEMPTION?
Property owned by the Federal Government, State, County, or City, Property owned by Schools, Hospitals, Health Districts, Libraries, or Churches. Others: Literary, Benevolent, Charitable, Scientific Institutions or Organizations, Volunteer Fire Departments, Fraternal Organizations, Child Care Facilities, Student Housing, Senior Service Centers, Housing Authorities, Burial Grounds, Cemetaries, Crematoriums, and Industry Apprenticeship or Training Facilities.
DO I NEED TO APPLY EVERY YEAR?
Once you receive the exemptions, you do not need to apply again unless there is a change to your account such as the purchase of new equipment, additional land or buildings, lease renewal, etc.
APPLICATIONS - THE APPLICANT MUST SUBMIT THE CORRECT FORM:
307.162 for PROPERTY OWNED BY SPECIFIC INSTITUIONS AND ORGANIZATIONS
307.166 for PROPERTY LEASED BY AN EXEMPT BODY TO ANOTHER EXEMPT BODY
307.112 for LEASE OR LEASE-PURCHASE PROPERTY OWNED BY A TAXABLE OWNER AND LEASED TO AN EXEMPT PUBLIC BODY, INSTITUTION, OR ORGANIZATION.
Applications may be printed from this website or picked up from the Assessor's Office. You many contact me at 541-396-7910, or e-mail me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
with any questions.
Mary Jane Starks, Exemptions Appraiser