ORS 294.445¹
Basis of accounting used by municipal corporation
  • change of basis

(1) A municipal corporation shall record its revenues and expenditures, on a fund by fund basis, using either the cash basis, the modified accrual basis or the accrual basis of accounting.

(2) The selection of the basis of accounting is left to the discretion of each municipal corporation. Any change in the basis of accounting shall be clearly set forth in the budget message for the fiscal year or budget period in which the change is contemplated and the reasons for the change and its effect on the operations of the municipal corporation shall be explained. Once a new basis of accounting is adopted, it shall be followed in the year or period for which the budget was prepared and each succeeding year or period thereafter until changed in a subsequent budget. Such change must be published as provided in ORS 294.416 (Publication of budget summary, financial summary, statement of accounting basis and notices of meeting and availability of budget document) (3). [1963 c.576 §28; 1977 c.305 §3; 1997 c.308 §23; 2001 c.135 §20]

Notes of Decisions

Tax court properly invalidated sanitary authority's proposed tax where authority had sufficient federal grant and other funds available to meet pay­ments due on its bonds without tax. Bashaw, Dept. of Rev. v. Bear Creek Valley San. Auth., 287 Or 113, 597 P2d 822 (1979)

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Budgeting deferred compensa­tion assets and liabilities, (1976) Vol 37, p 1284; exclusion of municipal financial activities with respect to urban renewal agency projects, (1977) Vol 38, p 1062

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 294—County and Municipal Financial Administration, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­Archive/­2007ors294.­pdf (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 294, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­294ano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent. Currency Information