2017 ORS 307.495¹
Claiming exemption
  • verification of compliance with regulatory laws

(1)(a) A nonprofit corporation claiming exemption under ORS 307.485 (Exemption) shall file with the county assessor two copies of a written claim for exemption on or before April 1 of each assessment year for which the exemption is claimed.

(b) Notwithstanding paragraph (a) of this subsection, if the property for which exemption is claimed is acquired after March 1 and before July 1, the claim shall be filed within 30 days after acquisition.

(2) The claim shall:

(a) Designate the property for which exemption is claimed;

(b) State the facts that make the property eligible within the definitions of ORS 307.480 (Definitions for ORS 307.480 to 307.510); and

(c) Include all verifications required under subsection (3) of this section.

(3) The claim for exemption under this section must include written verification:

(a) If for agricultural workforce housing, by the owner of the agricultural workforce housing that the agricultural workforce housing is in compliance with all applicable local, state and federal building codes.

(b) If for a child care facility, in whole or in part, by the Office of Child Care that the child care facility is certified.

(c) If for a farm labor camp, by the appropriate authority under the Oregon Safe Employment Act that the farm labor camp is in compliance with the safety and health standards for agricultural labor housing and related facilities adopted under the Oregon Safe Employment Act.

(4) Verification of compliance under subsection (3)(c) of this section may be denied if access to the farm labor camp for purposes of inspection is denied to the appropriate authority.

(5) If any verification required under subsection (3) of this section is refused by the appropriate authority or is otherwise not included with a claim for exemption, the county assessor shall deny the claim and cause the nonprofit corporation to be billed for the real and personal property taxes.

(6) An exemption may not be allowed for any year subsequent to the first year unless the nonprofit corporation submits to the assessor details as to the rentals for the prior year and proof that the payments required by ORS 307.490 (Payments in lieu of taxes) have been made. [1973 c.382 §4; 1991 c.459 §62; 1995 c.278 §35; 1997 c.541 §126; 2013 c.193 §22; 2015 c.34 §4]

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 (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 307, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano307.­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.