2007 ORS 308A.053¹
Definitions for ORS 308A.050 to 308A.128

As used in ORS 308A.050 (Legislative intent) to 308A.128 (Certain district assessments inapplicable to exclusive farm use zone farmland):

(1) "Exclusive farm use zone" means a zoning district established by a county or a city under the authority granted by ORS chapter 215 or 227 that is consistent with the farm use zone provisions set forth in ORS 215.203 (Zoning ordinances establishing exclusive farm use zones) to 215.311 (Parking log trucks in exclusive farm use zones), 215.438 (Transmission towers), 215.448 (Home occupations), 215.452 (Winery), 215.455 (Effect of approval of winery on land use laws) or 215.700 (Resource land dwelling policy) to 215.780 (Minimum lot or parcel sizes).

(2) "Exclusive farm use zone farmland" means land that qualifies for special assessment under ORS 308A.062 (Qualification of exclusive farm use zone farmland).

(3) "Homesite" means the land, including all tangible improvements to the land under and adjacent to a dwelling and other structures, if any, that are customarily provided in conjunction with a dwelling.

(4) "Nonexclusive farm use zone farmland" means land that is not within an exclusive farm use zone but that qualifies for farm use special assessment under ORS 308A.068 (Qualification of nonexclusive farm use zone farmland). [1999 c.314 §2; 2003 c.539 §34]

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Criteria to apply in classifying land as open space, (1972) Vol 35, p 1273; golf course as open space land, (1980) Vol 40, p 288

Notes of Decisions

The purpose of this legisla­tion is to defeat effect on bona fide farmer of increased assess­ments growing out of highest and best use require­ment. Hulburt v. Dept. of Rev., 4 OTR 475 (1971)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 308A—Land Special Assessments, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­308a.­html (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 308A, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­308aano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
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