2007 ORS 308A.380¹
Limitation on amount of land that may be exempt as riparian land

(1)(a) For the tax years beginning prior to July 1, 2004, the department may approve for designation as riparian land not more than 200 miles of private streambank in any county.

(b) The land approved for designation as riparian land under this subsection each year shall be in addition to, and not restricted by, the approval of designation of land as riparian during the previous year. However, the department may, in addition, approve for designation as riparian land each year an amount of land equal to the amount of land withdrawn from, or disqualified for, designation as riparian land during the previous year, and, an amount of land equal to the difference between the amount of land approved for designation as riparian land during the previous years and the maximum established under paragraph (a) of this subsection.

(2) If the department receives applications for designation of land as riparian in excess of the maximum established under subsection (1) of this section, preference shall be afforded according to the date the application was filed with the county assessor. Applications which are not approved because the maximum has been reached shall be held for consideration for approval for the next tax year. [Formerly 308.802]

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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