2007 ORS 308.242¹
Assessor’s authority to change roll after September 25 limited
  • when changes permitted
  • stipulations

(1) The assessor may not make changes in the roll after September 25 of each year except as provided in subsections (2) and (3) of this section or as otherwise provided by law.

(2) After the assessment roll has been certified and on or before December 31, the assessor may make changes in valuation judgment that result in a reduction in the value of property, if so requested by the taxpayer or upon the assessor’s own initiative. Corrections under this section to accounts appraised by the Department of Revenue pursuant to ORS 306.126 (Appraisal of industrial property by department) and 308.505 (Definitions for ORS 308.505 to 308.665) to 308.665 (Railroad car exemption) may not be made without the approval of the department.

(3)(a) If a petition for reduction has been filed with the board of property tax appeals, the assessor may change the roll if the assessor and the petitioner stipulate to a change in valuation judgment that results in a reduction in value. The stipulation may be made at any time up until the convening of the board.

(b) Stipulations agreed to by the assessor and the petitioner under this subsection shall be delivered to the clerk of the board prior to the convening of the board.

(c) As used in this subsection, "stipulation" means a written agreement signed by the petitioner and the assessor that specifies a reduction in value to be made to the assessment and tax roll.

(4) Any change in value made under subsection (2) or (3) of this section shall be made in the manner specified in ORS 311.205 (Correcting errors or omissions in rolls) and 311.216 (Notice of intention to add omitted property to rolls) to 311.232 (Mandamus to require placing of omitted property on roll). [1957 c.324 §7; 1981 c.804 §40a; 1983 s.s. c.5 §4; 1991 c.459 §100; 1993 c.270 §27; 1997 c.541 §162; 2001 c.423 §1; 2003 c.36 §1; 2007 c.590 §1]

Notes of Decisions

Taxpayer retained absolute right to challenge equaliza­tion board determina­tion of value even though taxpayer request to county assessor sought value determined by board. Windmill Inns of America, Inc. v. Dept. of Revenue, 14 OTR 271 (1998)

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Notes of Decisions

Programs administered by Depart­ment of Revenue that allow preferential assess­ment for farm and forestland are not "programs affecting land use" and are not subject to require­ment of statewide goal and local comprehensive plan compliance under ORS 197.180 (State agency planning responsibilities). Springer v. LCDC, 111 Or App 262, 826 P2d 54 (1992), Sup Ct review denied

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Applica­tion of Article XI, sec­tion 11b of Oregon Constitu­tion to this chapter, (1990) Vol 46, p 388

Law Review Cita­tions

5 EL 516 (1975)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 308—Assessment of Property for Taxation, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­308.­html (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 308, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­308ano.­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.