Election to appeal value of principal or secondary industrial property to tax court
- • dismissal of appeal to board of property tax appeals
(1) In the case of a taxpayer dissatisfied with the assessed or specially assessed value of land or improvements of a principal or secondary industrial property, the taxpayer may elect to proceed directly to the tax court. An appeal involving the assessed or specially assessed value of both the land and improvements of a principal or secondary industrial property must be brought together in the same forum, whether the forum is the board of property tax appeals or the tax court.
(2) Election shall be made by filing a complaint with the tax court in the manner as other complaints are filed under ORS 305.560 (Appeals procedure generally) within the time otherwise prescribed for filing an appeal to the board of property tax appeals. An election under this subsection may not be revoked and the taxpayer shall have no further right of appeal to the county board of property tax appeals.
(3)(a) The complaint shall be entitled in the name of the person filing the complaint as plaintiff, and the Department of Revenue and the county assessor as defendants. In answering and defending against the allegations of the complaint:
(A) The department shall respond only to those allegations that relate to the appraisal or assessment performed by the department; and
(B) The county assessor shall respond only to those allegations that relate to the appraisal or assessment performed by the county assessor.
(b) The department and the county assessor shall both remain parties to a proceeding described in this subsection unless either party is dismissed by order of the court.
(4) Service of the complaint upon the department and the county assessor shall be accomplished by the clerk of the tax court mailing a copy of the complaint to the Director of the Department of Revenue and to the county assessor.
(5) Upon an appeal directly to the tax court under this section, the county board of property tax appeals shall dismiss any appeal filed with the board involving the issue of assessed value or specially assessed value for the same property for the same tax year.
(6) As used in this section, "principal industrial property" and "secondary industrial property" have the meanings given the terms under ORS 306.126 (Appraisal of industrial property by department) and include those properties appraised by the department for ad valorem property tax purposes. [1995 c.650 §82; 1997 c.541 §58; 2005 c.225 §2; 2005 c.345 §15]
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