2011 ORS § 285C.412¹
Conditions for continued exemption

In order for a facility of a business firm to continue to be exempt from ad valorem property taxation under ORS 285C.409 (Property tax exemption) for a tax year following the first assessment date on which the facility is in service, all of the conditions of any one of the alternative subsections in this section must be met:

(1) In order for the exemption under ORS 285C.409 (Property tax exemption) (1)(c) to be allowable pursuant to this subsection:

(a) By the end of the calendar year in which the facility is placed in service, the total cost of the facility exceeds the lesser of $25 million or one percent of the real market value of all nonexempt taxable property in the county in which the facility is located, as determined for the assessment year in which the business firm is certified (and rounded to the nearest $10 million of such value);

(b) The business firm hires or will hire at least 75 full-time employees at the facility by the end of the fifth calendar year following the year in which the facility is placed in service; and

(c) The annual average compensation for employees, based on payroll, at the business firms facility is at least 150 percent of the average wage in the county in which the facility is located. This requirement may be initially met in any year during the first five years after the year in which operation of the facility begins, and thereafter is met if the annual average compensation at the facility for the year exceeds the average wage in the county for the year in which the requirement is initially met.

(2) In order for the exemption under ORS 285C.409 (Property tax exemption) (1)(c) to be allowable pursuant to this subsection:

(a) The facility meets the total cost requirements set forth in subsection (1)(a) of this section;

(b) The business firm meets the annual average compensation requirements set forth in subsection (1)(c) of this section; and

(c)(A) The business firm hires or will hire at least 10 full-time employees at the facility by the end of the third calendar year following the year in which the facility is placed in service, and at the time that the business firm is certified, the location of the facility is in a county with a population of 10,000 or fewer; or

(B) The business firm hires or will hire at least 35 full-time employees at the facility by the end of the third calendar year following the year in which the facility is placed in service, and at the time that the business firm is certified, the location of the facility is in a county with a population of 40,000 or fewer.

(3) In order for the exemption under ORS 285C.409 (Property tax exemption) (1)(c) to be allowable pursuant to this subsection:

(a) By the end of the calendar year in which the facility is placed in service, the total cost of the facility exceeds the lesser of $12.5 [bad link] million or one-half of one percent of the real market value of all nonexempt taxable property in the county in which the facility is located, as determined for the assessment year in which the business firm is certified (and rounded to the nearest $10 million of such value);

(b) At the time that the business firm is certified, the location of the facility is 10 or more miles from Interstate Highway 5, as measured between the two closest points between the facility site and anywhere along that interstate highway;

(c) The business firm meets the annual average compensation requirements set forth in subsection (1)(c) of this section; and

(d)(A) The business firm hires or will hire at least 50 full-time employees at the facility by the end of the third calendar year following the year in which the facility is placed in service; or

(B) The business firm satisfies the requirements of subsection (2)(c)(A) or (B) of this section.

(4) In order for the exemption under ORS 285C.409 (Property tax exemption) (1)(c) to be allowable pursuant to this subsection:

(a) Within three years either before or after the property tax year in which the facility is placed in service, the business firm places one or more other facilities in the same or another enterprise zone for which the business firm is certified and otherwise meets the requirements of ORS 285C.400 (Definitions for ORS 285C.400 to 285C.420) to 285C.420 (Disqualification);

(b) The total cost of all facilities of the business firm exceeds $25 million by the end of the calendar year in which the last such facility is placed in service;

(c) The business firm meets the annual average compensation requirements set forth in subsection (1)(c) of this section independently for each facility of the firm; and

(d) The business firm hires or will hire a total of at least 100 full-time employees at all of the firms facilities by the end of the fifth calendar year following the year in which the first such facility is placed in service.

(5) In order for the exemption under ORS 285C.409 (Property tax exemption) (1)(c) to be allowable pursuant to this subsection:

(a) By the end of the calendar year in which the facility is placed in service, the total cost of the facility exceeds $200 million;

(b) At the time that the business firm is certified, the location of the facility meets the siting requirements of subsection (3)(b) of this section;

(c) The business firm hires or will hire at least 10 full-time employees at the facility by the end of the third calendar year following the year in which the facility is placed in service; and

(d) The business firm meets the annual average compensation requirements set forth in subsection (1)(c) of this section. [Formerly 285B.789]