ORS 825.504¹
Warrant procedure for collecting tax, fee, penalty or assessment

(1) If any tax, or fee in lieu of tax, reported due, or any final assessment made by the Department of Transportation under ORS 825.490 (Due date of taxes and fees), 825.494 (Assessment by department upon failure to report tax or fee due) and 825.496 (Reassessment waiver or reduction upon request), including any penalties or charges therein imposed, or any final penalty imposed under ORS 825.950 (Civil penalty for violation of this chapter, ORS chapter 818 or 826, or rule or order of department), 825.955 (Civil penalty for violation of provisions relating to drug and alcohol testing programs, out-of-service notice or driver equipment compliance form provisions) or 825.960 (Department action against employer when department receives notification of violation of out-of-service order), is not paid in full, the department may issue a warrant under the department’s official seal directed to the sheriff of any county of the state commanding the sheriff to levy upon and sell the real and personal property of the taxpayer found within that county, for payment of the amount thereof, with the added penalties or charges, interest and the cost of executing the warrant, and to return such warrant to the department and pay to the department the money collected by virtue thereof by a time to be specified therein, not less than 60 days from the date of the warrant.

(2) The sheriff shall, within five days after the receipt of the warrant, record with the clerk of the county a copy thereof, and thereupon the clerk shall enter in the County Clerk Lien Record the name of the taxpayer mentioned in the warrant, and the amount of the tax or portion thereof and penalties or charges for which the warrant is issued and the date when such copy is recorded. Thereupon the amount of the warrant so recorded shall become a lien upon the title to and interest in property of the taxpayer against whom it is issued in the same manner as a judgment that creates a judgment lien under ORS chapter 18.

(3) The sheriff thereupon shall proceed upon the same in all respects, with like effect and in the same manner prescribed by law in respect to executions issued against property upon judgment of a court of record, and shall be entitled to the same fees for services in executing the warrant, to be added to and collected as a part of the warrant liability.

(4) In the discretion of the Department of Transportation, a warrant of like terms, force and effect to levy upon funds of the taxpayer in possession of the Department of Revenue may be issued and directed to any agent authorized by the Department of Transportation to collect taxes payable under this chapter, and in the execution thereof the agent shall have all of the powers conferred by law upon sheriffs but is entitled to no fee or compensation in excess of actual expenses paid in the performance of such duty.

(5) The procedures authorized by this section may also be used for collection of any fees and penalties imposed on persons registering vehicles under ORS chapter 826. [Formerly 767.865; 1997 c.275 §29; 2003 c.576 §222]

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Applica­tion of Article XI, sec­tion 11b of Oregon Constitu­tion to weight-mile tax collected under these pro­vi­sions, (1990) Vol 46, p 447

Chapter 825

Notes of Decisions

Political subdivisions subject to pro­vi­sions of Public Contracts and Purchasing Law, ORS chapter 279, are not re­quired to comply with it before entering into contracts for supplies or services of public utilities whose rates are regulated pursuant to this chapter (formerly ORS chapter 767). Bower Trucking and Whse. Co. v. Multnomah Cty., 35 Or App 427, 582 P2d 439 (1978)

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Nonprofit opera­tion of van pools, (1978) Vol 38, p 1780

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 825—Motor Carriers, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­Archive/­2007ors825.­pdf (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 825, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­825ano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
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