2007 ORS 308A.377¹
Abatement of additional tax when farm, forest or open space land designated riparian

(1) Land may be designated as riparian upon application and approval of the application under ORS 308A.356 (Application for exemption as riparian land) and 308A.359 (Standards and criteria for exemption) if the land is being assessed under any of the following special assessment programs:

(a) ORS 308A.050 (Legislative intent) to 308A.128 (Certain district assessments inapplicable to exclusive farm use zone farmland) (relating to farm use special assessment).

(b) ORS 321.257 (Definitions for ORS 321.257 to 321.390) to 321.390 (Land used to grow certain hardwood to be assessed as farm use land) (relating to special assessment as designated forestland in western Oregon).

(c) ORS 321.805 (Definitions for ORS 321.805 to 321.855) to 321.855 (Land used to grow certain hardwood to be assessed as farm use land) (relating to special assessment as designated forestland in eastern Oregon).

(d) ORS 321.700 (Definitions for ORS 321.700 to 321.754) to 321.754 (Eastern Oregon Timber Severance Tax Fund) (relating to special assessment as small tract forestland).

(e) ORS 308A.300 (Definitions for ORS 308A.300 to 308A.330) to 308A.330 (Rules) (relating to classification as open space land).

(2) Notwithstanding the provisions of any of the special assessment laws listed in subsection (1) of this section, the additional taxes, penalties and interest that would be due as a result of a change of designation to riparian shall be abated and shall not be collected. [Formerly 308.801; 2003 c.454 §§100,102; 2003 c.621 §83]

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).
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.