2007 ORS 308.320¹
Oath of assessor upon completion of assessment roll

(1) Every county assessor, at the time of the completion of the assessment roll, shall take and subscribe to an oath in substantially the following language and form:


State of Oregon )

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County of______ )

I, ___________, being the duly elected, qualified and acting assessor of the above-named county, do solemnly swear that I have diligently and to the best of my ability assessed all property in said county, which by law I am permitted to assess; that I have not willfully or knowingly omitted to assess any person or property, or valued over its assessed value any property or class of property whatever.


Subscribed and sworn to before me this ___ day of_____, 2___.



(Signature and title of officer)


(2) The oath shall forthwith be filed by the assessor with the Department of Revenue with the Summaries of Assessments and Levies Report.

(3) No assessor shall fail to make and subscribe to the oath required by this section nor to file the oath with the Department of Revenue. [Amended by 1981 c.804 §52; 1991 c.459 §110; 1997 c.541 §171]

Notes of Decisions

These sec­tions give county assessor duty and right to approve or disapprove applica­tion after determining whether land meets all statutory require­ments. Marriott v. Dept. of Rev., 4 OTR 508 (1971)

Chapter 308

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.