2017 ORS 307.657¹
Local government action to provide exemption

(1) ORS 307.651 (Definitions for ORS 307.651 to 307.687) to 307.687 (Review of denial of application) apply to single-unit housing located within the jurisdiction of a governing body that adopts, by resolution or ordinance, ORS 307.651 (Definitions for ORS 307.651 to 307.687) to 307.687 (Review of denial of application). Except as provided in subsection (2) of this section, the exemption provided by ORS 307.651 (Definitions for ORS 307.651 to 307.687) to 307.687 (Review of denial of application) applies only to the tax levy of a governing body that adopts ORS 307.651 (Definitions for ORS 307.651 to 307.687) to 307.687 (Review of denial of application).

(2)(a) Except as provided in paragraph (b) of this subsection, the tax exemption provided under ORS 307.651 (Definitions for ORS 307.651 to 307.687) to 307.687 (Review of denial of application) applies to the tax levy of all taxing units with jurisdiction over property granted the tax exemption by a city if the rates of taxation of taxing units whose governing bodies agree by resolution or ordinance to grant the tax exemption, when combined with the rate of taxation of the city, equal 51 percent or more of the total combined rate of taxation levied on the property.

(b) If the rate of taxation of the city that has granted the tax exemption equals 40 percent or more of the total combined rate of taxation of all taxing units with jurisdiction over the property, the tax exemption applies to the tax levy of all taxing units only if:

(A) The percentage requirement of paragraph (a) of this subsection is met; and

(B) The governing body of the county also agrees, by resolution or ordinance, to grant the tax exemption to the property.

(3) The city shall adopt standards and guidelines to be utilized in considering applications and making the determinations required under ORS 307.651 (Definitions for ORS 307.651 to 307.687) to 307.687 (Review of denial of application), including but not limited to:

(a) Design elements for construction of the single-unit housing proposed to be exempt.

(b) Extensions of public benefits from the construction of the single-unit housing beyond the period of exemption. [Formerly 458.015; 2013 c.426 §3]

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.