2017 ORS 307.603¹
Definitions for ORS 307.600 to 307.637

As used in ORS 307.600 (Legislative findings) to 307.637 (Deadlines for actions required for exemption):

(1) “Establish” means, unless the context requires otherwise, making existing multiple-unit housing subject to a low income housing assistance contract.

(2) “Lender” means any person who makes a loan, secured by a recorded mortgage or trust deed, to finance the acquisition, construction, addition or conversion of multiple-unit housing.

(3) “Light rail station area” means an area defined in regional or local transportation plans to be within a one-half mile radius of an existing or planned light rail station.

(4) “Low income housing assistance contract” means an agreement between a public agency and a property owner that results in the production, rehabilitation, establishment or preservation of housing affordable to those with a defined level of household income.

(5) “Multiple-unit housing” means:

(a) Housing that is or becomes subject to a low income housing assistance contract with an agency or subdivision of this state or the United States; or

(b) Newly constructed structures, stories or other additions to existing structures and structures converted in whole or in part from other use to housing that meet the following criteria:

(A) The structure must have a minimum number of dwelling units as specified by the city or county pursuant to ORS 307.606 (Exemption limited to tax levy of city or county that adopts ORS 307.600 to 307.637) (4).

(B) The structure must not be designed or used as transient accommodations, including but not limited to hotels and motels.

(C) The structure must have those design elements benefiting the general public, including any commercial use of a portion of the structure, as specified by the city or county pursuant to ORS 307.618 (City or county findings required for approval).

(D) If in a light rail station area or transit oriented area, the structure must:

(i) Be physically or functionally related to a light rail line or mass transportation system; and

(ii) Enhance the effectiveness of a light rail line or mass transportation system.

(6) “Transit oriented area” means an area defined in regional or local transportation plans to be within one-quarter mile of a fixed route transit service. [Formerly 307.605; 2011 c.266 §1]

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.