Treasury & Tax
|Eve Arce, Josephine County Treasurer|
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Eve Arce was first sworn in as the elected Treasurer of Josephine County January 7, 2013. She has worked in the Treasury office since 1995.
The elected Treasurer of Josephine County administers a successful treasury program for all taxing entities in Josephine County, including Josephine County government.
Emphasis is on protection of principal, liquidity and maximum investment returns.
The Treasury Division acts as the County bank and is responsible for the collection, distribution and investment of monies for all Josephine County Funds, trust and agency funds, including taxing district funds.
The Treasurer in her capacity as the County Tax Collector respectfully and effectively administers a successful tax collection program for Josephine County following Oregon law and, within those constraints, always choosing the action that best benefits the taxing districts and the taxpayers with emphasis on helping taxpayers avoid foreclosure.
The Tax Division collects taxes for all Josephine County taxing districts. Property taxes totaling $79,996,458.17 were levied for the 2018-19 tax year with $5,282,448.35 of this amount was levied for Josephine County Government. $7,300,422.39 was levied for the second year of the Sheriff's Jail and Juvenile levy.
The Treasurer as Tax Collector also manages the delinquent property tax process including foreclosures of real property.
In 2017, one property was deeded to the county due to foreclosure. In the last 5 years a total of 21 properties were deeded to the county.
Further information is available on the Treasurer's web site under the heading "Foreclosure Information".