ORS 308.621¹
When assessment complete
  • certifying to assessors
  • apportioning by assessor
  • levy and collection of taxes

(1) The assessment roll having been reviewed by the Department of Revenue, the assessments therein shall be considered complete.

(2) Except as otherwise provided in ORS 308.640 (Assessment and taxation of personal property of small private railcar companies), the department immediately shall certify to the assessor of each county in which the property of any company so assessed is situated, the number of miles of main and branch lines of the company, including miles of main tracks, spurs, yard and sidetracks, or the number of miles of wire, pipe or pole lines or operational routes, as the case may be, and the assessed value or values apportioned to the county. The assessor shall apportion the amount or amounts so certified to the municipal corporations and taxing districts of the county by multiplying the value per mile of each such main and branch rail line, and of spurs, yard and sidetracks connected therewith, or the value per mile of each wire, pipe or pole line or operational route by the mileage thereof in each of the municipal corporations and taxing districts, and shall enter the assessments so certified and apportioned in the assessment roll.

(3) The assessed value of any property assessed by the department and apportioned on a basis other than that of rail, wire, pipe or pole line mileage or operational route mileage, shall be certified in similar manner to the county assessor and shall be entered in the county assessment roll, with allocation to the municipal corporations and taxing districts in which such property is situated.

(4) Taxes shall be levied and collected on assessments of properties so made, certified and apportioned in the same manner as taxes on other properties are levied and collected and at the same time and by the same officers. [Formerly 308.635]

Notes of Decisions

The wa­ter system in a planned unit develop­ment was properly assessed by the Depart­ment of Revenue as having value for which taxes should have been assessed. Brooks Resources v. Dept. of Rev., 276 Or 1177, 538 P2d 312 (1976)

In valuing a railroad, the weight to be given each approach customarily used (cost, stock and debt, and income) and the varia­tion among appraisers in the minutiae of their methods, if in dispute, are left to the court to consider. Burlington Northern v. Dept. of Rev., 8 OTR 19 (1979), as modified by 291 Or 729, 635 P2d 347

Land infested with tansy ragwort and therefore not used to obtain a profit was properly disqualified for special assess­ment at true cash value for farm use. Shepherd v. Dept. of Rev., 8 OTR 122 (1979)

While it is allowable to use only one approach in valuing prop­erty, whether in any given assess­ment one approach should be used exclusive of the others or is preferable to an­oth­er or to combina­tion of approaches is ques­tion of fact to be determined by the court. Pacific Power and Light Co. v. Dept. of Rev., 286 Or 529, 596 P2d 912 (1979)

Central assess­ment statutes create excep­tion to public prop­erty tax exemp­tion out­lined in ORS 307.090 (Property of the state, counties and other municipal corporations). Pacificorp Power Marketing v. Dept. of Revenue, 340 Or 204, 131 P3d 725 (2006)

Law Review Cita­tions

26 WLR 714 (1990)

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/­Archive/­2007ors308.­pdf (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).
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