The former city will begin dispersement to eligible property owners around July 23

OUTLOOK FILE PHOTO - The former city will distribute excess fundsDamascus property owners will receive a portion of more than $3.5 million in excess funds earmarked for distribution after the vote for the former city's disincorporation.

The money given back to property taxpayers totals $3.7 million — the original $2.5 million, $94,090 in interest earnings, $62,657 in miscellaneous credit and $1.05 million excess from pay obligations. Distribution will begin on or around July 23.

"The county has been a responsible steward of the money, and we are proud to return even more to property owners than anticipated," said Clackamas Board Chairman Jim Bernard.

Those eligible must have owned taxable property as of June 30, 2016, for which property taxes were paid in full to the city of Damascus for the tax year beginning on July 1, 2015. Estimates by Clackamas County officials have about 4,353 properties splitting the funds, weighted by the value of the homes.

Residents of the former city of Damascus voted to disincorporate on May 17, 2016, with the formal process occurring two months later. The total funds transferred to Clackamas County equaled $8.3 million. That was whittled down through financial obligations, allowing the remainder to go back to the taxpayers.

For questions or concerns, contact Clackamas County Assessment and Taxation at 503-655-8671 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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