In the heart of Central Oregon, Deschutes County, within the
tri cities of Bend, Redmond and Sisters, the Cloverdale Rural Fire Protection District covers approximately 50 square miles of
rural farm, ranch and agricultural lands with approximately 1500 single family dwellings dotting the landscape while serving
a population of approximately 3500 full time residents.
Please contact Cloverdale Rural Fire Protection District
for information on new construction within the district as well as burning regulations and permits. Volunteers are
always needed so please call or stop by to find out how you can serve your community.
NEW! Online Registration Available Now for 9-1-1 Emergency Notices
The public can now register to receive
future emergency notices on their cell phones from Deschutes 9-1-1. The new online registration service is available for residents
living in Deschutes County, Crooked River Ranch, and Camp Sherman. Notices can ONLY be received if you register for the service.
The Deschutes County Citizen Emergency Notification System (CENS) notifies the public with important information during
an emergency. Until recently, CENS could only call land-line telephones but didn't have the ability to call cell or Voice
over Internet Protocol (VoIP) telephone numbers. Now, owners of cell phone or VoIP lines can receive the same emergency message
as those with land-line phones IF THEY REGISTER (opting-in for the service).
When registering to receive CENS
notices, you'll be asked to provide your email address, a password, and a challenge question/answer (in case you forget
information that establishes your account). You'll also be asked to provide your contact information.
your wireless or VoIP phone to receive emergency notices, please visit www.deschutes.org/citizenalerts. Deschutes County emergency
notices will be sent to you in the form of emails, phone calls or text messages. Once you register, you can return to your
account page to manage information and settings. You can also register additional contacts through the system.
CENS attempts to call your cell and the line is busy, the system will redial the number three times to make contact. If an
answering machine or voice mail system picks up the call, an emergency message will be recorded.
For more information
and to register your cell or VoIP phones, please visit www.deschutes.org/citizenalerts or call the Deschutes County 9-1-1
business line at (541) 388-0185.
Join us in the care and safety of our community...
Understanding Your Property Taxes
If you own property in
Deschutes County, you’re familiar with recent real estate market value “ups-and-downs” during the last
Deschutes County Assessor, Scot Langton, wants to prepare you for an interesting combination of Measure
50 consequences, market fluctuation and economic circumstance coming this fall. When property tax statements are mailed
in October, some Deschutes County homeowners may be a little surprised when they look at their tax bill.
The County developed the resources on this webpage to help you understand how Oregon’s voter approved Measure
50 impacts your property. Spread the word, and feel free to forward a link to this page to your friends and family
who own property in Deschutes County. It’s important for everyone to be informed.