2017 ORS 223.270¹
Procedure for collection on default

(1) If the owner neglects or refuses to pay installments under ORS 223.265 (Payment of installments) as they become due and payable for a period of one year, then the governing body of the local government may, by reason of the neglect or refusal to pay the installments, and while the neglect and refusal to pay continues, pass a resolution:

(a) Giving the name of the owner then in default in the payment of the sums due;

(b) Stating the sums due, either principal or interest and any unpaid late payment penalties or charges;

(c) Containing a description of the property upon which the sums are owing; and

(d) Declaring the whole sum, both principal and interest, due and payable at once.

(2) The governing body may then proceed at once to collect all unpaid installments and to enforce collection thereof, with all unpaid late payment penalties and charges added thereto, in the same manner in which delinquent property taxes are collected under applicable law or, in the case of a city, in the same manner as street and sewer assessments are collected pursuant to the terms of the city charter. [Amended by 1991 c.902 §19; 2003 c.802 §13]

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).
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.