2015 ORS § 307.090¹
Property of the state, counties and other municipal corporations
  • payments in lieu of taxes on city-owned electric utility property

(1) Except as provided by law, all property of the state and all public or corporate property used or intended for corporate purposes of the several counties, cities, towns, school districts, irrigation districts, drainage districts, ports, water districts, housing authorities, public universities listed in ORS 352.002 (Public universities) and all other public or municipal corporations in this state, is exempt from taxation.

(2) Any city may agree with any school district to make payments in lieu of taxes on all property of the city located in any such school district, and which is exempt from taxation under subsection (1) of this section when such property is outside the boundaries of the city and owned, used or operated for the production, transmission, distribution or furnishing of electric power or energy or electric service for or to the public. [Amended by 1953 c.698 §7; 1957 c.649 §1; 1975 c.568 §1; 1977 c.673 §1; 1991 c.851 §2; 2005 c.832 §1; 2009 c.804 §1; 2013 c.768 §125]