2011 ORS § 311.670¹
Eligibility of property

(1) Property is not eligible for tax deferral under ORS 311.666 (Definitions for ORS 311.666 to 311.701) to 311.701 (Senior Property Tax Deferral Revolving Account) unless, at the time a claim is filed and during the period for which deferral is claimed:

(a) The property has been the homestead of the individual or individuals who file the claim for deferral for at least five years preceding April 15 of the year in which the claim is filed, except for an individual required to be absent from the homestead by reason of health.

(b) The individual claiming the deferral, individually or jointly, owns the fee simple estate under a recorded instrument of sale, or two or more individuals together own the fee simple estate with rights of survivorship under a recorded instrument of sale if all owners live in the property and if all owners apply for the deferral jointly.

(c) The homestead is insured for fire and other casualty.

(d) There is no prohibition to the deferral of property taxes contained in any provision of federal law, rule or regulation applicable to a mortgage, trust deed, land sale contract or conditional sale contract for which the homestead is security.

(2) Notwithstanding subsection (1) of this section, a homestead is not eligible for deferral under ORS 311.666 (Definitions for ORS 311.666 to 311.701) to 311.701 (Senior Property Tax Deferral Revolving Account) if the real market value of the homestead entered on the last certified assessment and tax roll is equal to or greater than:

(a) 100 percent of county median RMV if, as of April 15 of the year in which a claim is filed, the taxpayers have continuously owned and lived in the homestead at least five years but less than seven years.

(b) 110 percent of county median RMV if, as of April 15 of the year in which a claim is filed, the taxpayers have continuously owned and lived in the homestead at least seven years but less than nine years.

(c) 120 percent of county median RMV if, as of April 15 of the year in which a claim is filed, the taxpayers have continuously owned and lived in the homestead at least nine years but less than 11 years.

(d) 130 percent of county median RMV if, as of April 15 of the year in which a claim is filed, the taxpayers have continuously owned and lived in the homestead at least 11 years but less than 13 years.

(e) 140 percent of county median RMV if, as of April 15 of the year in which a claim is filed, the taxpayers have continuously owned and lived in the homestead at least 13 years but less than 15 years.

(f) 150 percent of county median RMV if, as of April 15 of the year in which a claim is filed, the taxpayers have continuously owned and lived in the homestead at least 15 years but less than 17 years.

(g) 160 percent of county median RMV if, as of April 15 of the year in which a claim is filed, the taxpayers have continuously owned and lived in the homestead at least 17 years but less than 19 years.

(h) 170 percent of county median RMV if, as of April 15 of the year in which a claim is filed, the taxpayers have continuously owned and lived in the homestead at least 19 years but less than 21 years.

(i) 180 percent of county median RMV if, as of April 15 of the year in which a claim is filed, the taxpayers have continuously owned and lived in the homestead at least 21 years but less than 23 years.

(j) 190 percent of county median RMV if, as of April 15 of the year in which a claim is filed, the taxpayers have continuously owned and lived in the homestead at least 23 years but less than 25 years.

(k) 200 percent of county median RMV if, as of April 15 of the year in which a claim is filed, the taxpayers have continuously owned and lived in the homestead for 25 years or more. [1963 c.569 §9; 1965 c.344 §37; 1977 c.160 §3; 1983 c.550 §3; 1985 c.140 §3; 2011 c.723 §3]

Note: See note under 311.666 (Definitions for ORS 311.666 to 311.701).