Assessment tax lots are based on ownership and mapping and are not necessarily a legal lot of record.
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The Cartography Department of the Assessor’s office is the record keeper for the ownership of all property in Douglas County, the plat map maintenance of those ownership boundaries and the taxing districts they are located in.
You can record a deed from yourself (old last name) to yourself (new last name) or you can fill out an owner request form from our office and we will add your new last name to the account. However, we will also show your previous last name, as that was the name used at the time the property was acquired.
To remove a deceased person’s name from your account, that person must have held the title with someone else with the right of survivorship. The death certificate must be recorded with the County Clerk’s Office.
Ownership is generally changed via a document recorded with the County Clerk’s office. Call the office at 541-440-4324 for more information. We receive copies of those recordings and identify the property being transferred from the legal description on the deed and check the title of record with the new document. Allow approximately four weeks for changes to appear in our records. Ownership can also be changed through a court action:
Manufactured Structure ownership is changed via notification from the Department of Consumer and Business (DCB).
We do not automatically work surveys that are filed with the Surveyor’s office. Once you have filed the survey, you need to fill out an owner request form in order for us to process the boundary adjustment.
It is probably only an easement. The Assessor’s office does not generally show easements on our maps.