ORS 830.790¹
Certificate or registration fees

(1) The biennial fee for the original or renewal certificate of number or registration is:

(a) $3 per foot, or portion thereof, for all sailboats 12 feet in length or more and for all motorboats.

(b) $6, for boats that are assessed by the Department of Revenue under ORS 308.505 (Definitions for ORS 308.505 to 308.665) to 308.665 (Railroad car exemption).

(c) $6, for amphibious vehicles that are licensed by the Department of Transportation.

(2) Notwithstanding subsection (1) of this section, no fee is required for boats owned by eleemosynary organizations which are operated primarily as a part of organized activities for the purpose of teaching youths scoutcraft, camping, seamanship, self-reliance, patriotism, courage and kindred virtues.

(3) Except for the assessment referred to in subsection (1)(b) of this section, the fees provided by this section are in lieu of any other tax or license fee.

(4) The operator of a boat livery holding five or more boats ready for hire may pay a biennial certificate of number fee of $55 plus $6 for each boat instead of the fee otherwise provided in this section. [Formerly 488.732; 1997 c.432 §1; 2003 c.455 §1]

Notes of Decisions

Where tour boat was restricted to operating in nonocean wa­ters, pay­ment of Ocean Charter Vessel License fee did not exempt vessel from assess­ment as wa­ter transporta­tion prop­erty. Swashbuckler, Inc. v. Dept of Revenue, 12 OTR 476 (1993)

Chapter 830

See also annota­tions under ORS chapter 488 in permanent edi­tion.

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Public right to use artificial lake created for recrea­tion on a nonnavigable stream on privately owned land, (1972) Vol 35, p 1202

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 830—Small Watercraft, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­Archive/­2007ors830.­pdf (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 830, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­830ano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
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