2007 ORS 308A.374¹
Reports from owners
  • request after exemption granted for determination of continued qualification

(1) The assessor shall at all times be authorized to demand and receive reports by registered or certified mail from owners of land designated as riparian under ORS 308A.350 (Definitions for ORS 308A.350 to 308A.383) to 308A.383 (Rules) as to the use of the same. If the owner fails, after 90 days’ notice in writing by certified mail to comply with such demand, the assessor shall give written notice to the State Department of Fish and Wildlife and to the landowner of the assessor’s intention to withdraw the land from designation and apply the payments and penalties provided in ORS 308A.368 (Additional taxes upon withdrawal from riparian land designation) not less than 30 days prior to automatic withdrawal of the riparian land from designation. If, prior to the expiration of the 30-day period, the landowner fails to file the requested report, the assessor immediately shall withdraw the land from designation and apply the payments and penalties provided in ORS 308A.368 (Additional taxes upon withdrawal from riparian land designation).

(2) If the assessor has reason to believe that land designated as riparian land no longer qualifies for designation and special assessment, the assessor shall request the State Department of Fish and Wildlife to determine if the land continues to qualify. The request shall be in writing. Upon receipt of the request, the State Department of Fish and Wildlife shall inspect the property and may take whatever steps are necessary to determine if the land continues to qualify for special assessment. The State Department of Fish and Wildlife shall notify the assessor of the determination made pursuant to the request of the assessor within 120 days after the request is received. A determination by the State Department of Fish and Wildlife that the property no longer qualifies shall constitute a discovery described in ORS 308A.368 (Additional taxes upon withdrawal from riparian land designation) (2). [Formerly 308.800]

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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