2007 ORS 308A.306¹
Application for open space use assessment
  • contents of application
  • filing
  • reapplication

An owner of land desiring current open space use assessment under ORS 308A.300 (Definitions for ORS 308A.300 to 308A.330) to 308A.330 (Rules) shall make application to the county assessor upon forms prepared by the Department of Revenue and supplied by the county assessor. The owner shall describe the land for which classification is requested, the current open space use or uses of the land, and shall designate the paragraph of ORS 308A.300 (Definitions for ORS 308A.300 to 308A.330) (1) under which each such use falls. The application shall include such other information as is reasonably necessary to properly classify an area of land under ORS 308A.300 (Definitions for ORS 308A.300 to 308A.330) to 308A.330 (Rules) with a verification of the truth thereof. Applications shall be made to the county assessor during the calendar year preceding the first assessment year for which such classification is requested. If the ownership of all property included in the application remains unchanged, a new application is not required after the first year for which application was made and approved. [Formerly 308.750]

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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