2013 ORS § 321.390¹
Land used to grow certain hardwood to be assessed as farm use land
  • application required for unzoned land

(1) Land described in ORS 321.267 (Lands not eligible for special assessment) (3) (relating to hardwood timberland, including hybrid cottonwood timberland) shall be assessed as farm use land under ORS 308A.050 (Legislative intent) to 308A.128 (Certain district assessments inapplicable to exclusive farm use zone farmland).

(2)(a) If land is or becomes land described under ORS 321.267 (Lands not eligible for special assessment) (3) and the land is not located within an exclusive farm use zone, the owner shall make application for special valuation as farm use land in the manner provided under ORS 308A.077 (Application to qualify nonexclusive farm use zone farmland), as follows:

(A) If the change in use takes place on or after July 1, the owner shall file the application on or before April 1 of the following year.

(B) If the change in use takes place prior to July 1, the owner shall file the application on or before August 1 of the same year.

(b) If an application is filed as provided under this subsection, the owner shall have seven years beginning with the first year of classification to meet the income requirements of ORS 308A.071 (Income requirements for nonexclusive farm use zone farmland) and need not meet the two-year farm use requirements of ORS 308A.068 (Qualification of nonexclusive farm use zone farmland). [1989 c.887 §8; 1991 c.459 §298; 1999 c.314 §52; 2003 c.454 §126; 2003 c.621 §20a]