PORTLAND-- Property tax bills were expected to begin arriving in the mail across the Metro area this week, and many residents will see hefty increases.

Property tax statements were scheduled to be mailed beginning on October 18 in Washington County, where the average bill will go up 7 percent. The increase includes the allowed 3 percent rise in assessed value on most properties, as well as new or increased levies of local taxes and additional value from new home construction.FAQ / Appeals: Washington County

Multnomah County residents will see the biggest increases, with the average property tax bill going up by 9 percent. The majority of the increase is a result of three measures approved by county voters, including a bond for Portland Public Schools, the county library, and the Metro natural areas levy.FAQ / Appeals: Multnomah County

In Clackamas County, the average property tax bill will increase by 3 percent. Voters in some parts of the county who passed their own local funding measures could see larger increases. Oregon City homeowners will see an average increase of 4 percent, while Lake Oswego bills will go up an average of 3 percent. Residents of Milwaukie, West Linn and Wilsonville will see average increases of 2.5 percent.FAQ / Appeals:Clackamas County

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