11/08 Tiny house ADUs come with full-size tax bills

Brian Zoeller's converted garage ADU

Converting his garage into an ADU more than doubled the property tax of Brian Zoeller

Homeowners with Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) are getting hit with huge tax bills [in Portland, Oregon].

Brian Zoeller recently converted his garage into an ADU full of energy efficiencies and recycled materials. “It fit into my values,” he told KOIN 6 News.

Multnomah County reassessed his property value and his tax bill jumped from $2300 to $4800.

“Very shocked. I didn’t expect that,” he said. “It just doesn’t compute.”

ADU designer Willie Dean said he’s worried about the ADU movement and the future of his business. “It’s definitely impacting my clients and my future client base.”

Read more and watch the video http://koin.com/2015/11/08/tiny-houses-have-full-size-tax-bills/


Elaine Walker