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Time for property tax bills — and they’re going up

Adrian’s tax rate is going up by 7 percent this year, according to the latest figures from the Malheur County assessor’s office. (The Enterprise/Kristine de Leon)

ADRIAN – Taxpayers in this small community will see the stiffest increase in property taxes in Malheur County this year, with the local rate going up by 7 percent, according to the latest figures from the Malheur County assessor’s office.

The first installment of property tax bills are due this month. The total assessed value of taxable property in Malheur County for the 2017-2018 fiscal year was $2.296 billion and dropped this year to $2.218 billion.

If everyone paid their taxes, said County Assessor Dave Ingram, local governments would collect more than $28 million. 

Adrian’s tax rate climbed the . . .