2013 ORS § 777.430¹
Taxing powers of ports

(1) In carrying out the purposes of ORS 777.005 (Definitions for ORS 777.005 to 777.725 and 777.915 to 777.953) to 777.725 (Borrowing money to pay bonus) and 777.915 (Definitions for ORS 777.915 to 777.953) to 777.953 (Annexation), a port may assess, levy and collect taxes upon all taxable real and personal property situated within the port, in an amount each year not to exceed one-fourth of one percent (0.0025) of the real market value of the property, computed in accordance with ORS 308.207 (Computation of real market value for taxing or bonding limitations).

(2) Each year a port may also assess, levy and collect a tax upon all such property in an amount sufficient to pay the yearly interest on general obligation bonds or other evidences of indebtedness theretofore issued by the port and then outstanding, together with any portion of the principal of general obligation bonds maturing within that year. The tax shall be applied only in payment of interest and principal of such bonds or indebtedness. However, the board may apply any other funds it may have toward such payments.

(3)(a) A port may assess, levy and collect a tax upon all taxable real and personal property situated within the port for the purpose of providing revenue to a city or county in which the port is located for law enforcement services provided by the city or county within the boundaries of the port.

(b) A tax described in this subsection may be levied only as prescribed under ORS 280.040 (Definitions for ORS 280.040 to 280.145) to 280.145 (Serial levy under former law).

(c) The transfer of moneys raised pursuant to this subsection to a city or county for funding law enforcement services of the city or county within the port is a public purpose for which a port levying a tax under this subsection has been organized. [Amended by 1963 c.9 §38; 1971 c.728 §73; 1991 c.459 §440; 2001 c.500 §1]