Columbia River PUD Pays $413,872 in Property Taxes
November 12, 2012 – Columbia River People’s Utility District (PUD) paid $413,872 in property taxes to Columbia and Multnomah counties for 2012. The total payment amount increased 6.5% over 2011 levels and was based on an assessed value of $33.7 million.
Property taxes paid to Columbia and Multnomah Counties help to fund schools, fire districts, emergency response and other city and county services. The PUD’s 2012 property tax bill will be divided as follows:
- Schools: $213,132
- Fire Districts: $85,516
- County: $55,037
- Cities: $22,962
- 911 C-Com: $17,475
- Other Taxing Districts: $19,750
Of the total, $408,245 was paid to Columbia County and $5,627 was paid to Multnomah County. While the majority of the PUD’s service area is in Columbia County, the PUD also serves 350 customers in northern Multnomah County, south of Scappoose.
The PUD is one of the ten largest property tax payers in Columbia County.