2015 ORS 307.150¹
Burial and crematory property

(1) Notwithstanding ORS 307.022 (Status of limited liability companies owned by nonprofit corporations), upon compliance with ORS 307.162 (Claiming exemption), the following property is exempt from taxation:

(a) Burial grounds, tombs and rights of burial, and lands and buildings on the land, not exceeding 30 acres, used for the sole purpose of a crematory and burial place to incinerate remains.

(b) Lands used or held exclusively for cemetery purposes, not exceeding 600 acres.

(c) Burial lots or space for burial of incinerate remains in buildings or grounds used or held exclusively for burial purposes.

(d) Buildings on land described in paragraph (a) or (b) of this subsection that are used to store machinery or equipment used exclusively for maintenance of burial grounds.

(e) Personal property used exclusively for cemetery or crematory purposes.

(2) The statement required under ORS 307.162 (Claiming exemption) shall be filed by the owner of the property described in subsection (1) of this section.

(3) Any property exclusively occupied and used as a family burial ground is exempt from ad valorem taxation. [Amended by 1987 c.756 §4; 1999 c.398 §7; 2009 c.455 §1]

Notes of Decisions

Assessor Must Notify Owner of Property Which Would Otherwise Be Exempt Under These Sec­tions of Intent to Assess Taxes Against Such Property Only When

(1) prop­erty was treated as exempt in immediately preceding year and, (2) assessor contemplates assess­ment of prop­erty in current year because of change of ownership or use for which no applica­tion for exemp­tion has been made. Worrell v. Dept. of Rev., 7 OTR 128 (1977)

Chapter 307

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Validity of ad valorem and severance taxa­tion of logs destined for export, (1975) Vol 37, p 427; applica­tion of Article XI, sec­tion 11b of Oregon Constitu­tion to this chapter, (1990) Vol 46, p 388

Law Review Cita­tions

5 EL 516 (1975)


1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 307—Property Subject to Taxation; Exemptions, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors307.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2015, Chapter 307, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano307.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
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.