2017 ORS 223.265¹
Payment of installments
  • due dates

(1) The installments due and payable under an assessment contract shall be due and payable periodically as the governing body of the local government shall determine but shall not be due and payable over a term in excess of 30 years. Each installment is due and payable with interest as described under subsection (3) of this section.

(2) The installments and interest are payable to the treasurer by the property owner whose application to pay the cost of the local improvement by installments has been filed as provided in ORS 223.210 (Right of property owners to apply for installment payment of assessment).

(3) The amount of each installment (percentage of the total final assessment) shall be determined by the governing body of the local government and shall be as appears by the bond lien docket described in ORS 223.230 (Lien docket). Each installment shall be due and payable with the accrued and unpaid interest on the unpaid balance of the final assessment amount at the rate per annum determined by the governing body of the local government under ORS 223.215 (Contents of application to pay in installments).

(4) The first payment shall be due and payable on the date that the governing body shall determine, and subsequent payments shall be due and payable on subsequent periodic dates thereafter as shall have been determined by the governing body. [Amended by 1957 c.103 §10; 1959 c.653 §6; 1969 c.531 §3; 1971 c.100 §3; 1975 c.320 §4; 1981 c.322 §4; 1991 c.902 §18; 2003 c.802 §12]

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Applica­tion of Bancroft Bonding Act to weatheriza­tion of private homes and apart­ment buildings, (1980) Vol 41, p 58; applica­tion of Ballot Measure 47 (Oregon Constitu­tion Article XI, sec­tion 11g) to issuance of Bancroft bonds, (1996) Vol 48, p 67

Chapter 223

Notes of Decisions

Fact that ordinance, which charged fee to prop­erty owners taking advantage of privilege of making connec­tion to city wa­ter system, specified that pay­ment would be secured by liens which would be “enforced” in matter provided by this chapter did not, of itself, show that such charges were “assess­ments.” Montgomery Brothers v. City of Corvallis, 34 Or App 785, 580 P2d 190 (1978)

Circuit court has jurisdic­tion to determine merits of assess­ment, but cannot address whether assess­ment is subject to constitu­tional limits on prop­erty taxes. Martin v. City of Tigard, 14 OTR 517 (1999), aff’d 335 Or 444, 72 P3d 619 (2003)

State statutory pro­ce­dures for financing local improve­ments are not exclusive and do not displace consistent local pro­ce­dures. Baker v. City of Woodburn, 190 Or App 445, 79 P3d 901 (2003), Sup Ct review denied

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 223—Local Improvements and Works Generally, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors223.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 223, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano223.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
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