2017 ORS 223.393¹
Estimated and final assessments become liens

Estimated and final assessments shall become a lien upon the property assessed from and after the passage of the ordinance or resolution spreading the same and entry in appropriate lien record of the local government. The estimated assessment lien shall continue until the time the estimated assessment becomes a final assessment. The local government may enforce collection of such assessments as provided by ORS 223.505 (Definitions for ORS 223.505 to 223.595) to 223.650 (Redemption). [1959 c.219 §4; 1991 c.902 §39; 2003 c.802 §30]

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Applica­tion of Ballot Measure 47 (Oregon Constitu­tion Article XI, sec­tion 11g) to issuance of bonds for specific local improve­ments, (1996) Vol 48, p 67

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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.