ORS 198.770¹
Method of determining validity of landowner signatures

(1) In examining a petition required or permitted to be signed by landowners, the county assessor shall disregard the signature of a person not shown as owner on the last equalized assessment roll unless prior to certification the county assessor is furnished with written evidence, satisfactory to the county assessor, that the signer:

(a) Is a legal representative of the owner;

(b) Is entitled to be shown as owner of land on the next assessment roll;

(c) Is a purchaser of land under a written agreement of sale; or

(d) Is authorized to sign for and on behalf of any public agency owning land.

(2) If a person signing a petition as a landowner appears as owner on the last equalized assessment roll but is shown thereon as a partner, tenant in common or tenant by the entirety, the signature of the person signing shall be counted as if all other owners, as shown on the roll for the same parcel of land, had signed. [1971 c.727 §19; 1999 c.318 §48]

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Disposi­tion of district prop­erty upon dissolu­tion, (1972) Vol 35, p 1059; dissolu­tion of insolvent district, (1972) Vol 35, p 1117

Chapter 198

Atty. Gen. Opinions

When rural fire protec­tion district may levy taxes on prop­erty within a forest protec­tion district, (1972) Vol 36, p 71

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 198—Special Districts Generally, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­Archive/­2007ors198.­pdf (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 198, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­198ano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
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