2017 ORS 307.827¹
Environmentally sensitive logging equipment

(1) Environmentally sensitive logging equipment is exempt from ad valorem property taxation.

(2) As used in this section:

(a) “Environmentally sensitive logging equipment” means logging equipment that was originally manufactured after 1992.

(b) “Logging equipment” means machinery and equipment:

(A) Used in logging or forest management operations involving timber harvest, including the felling, bucking, yarding, loading or utilization of timber, logs or wood fiber in the forest, or used in reforestation, forest vegetation restoration, site preparation, vegetation control, stand and tree improvement or thinning;

(B) That is specifically designed for activities related to water quality or fish and wildlife habitat protection in the forest; or

(C) Consisting of excavators used in logging road construction, maintenance, reconstruction or improvements, including the closing or obliterating of existing forest roads.

(c) “Logging equipment” does not include:

(A) Equipment used in nonforest applications for more than 20 percent of the tax year, as measured by the operating hours of the equipment.

(B) Equipment used in the manufacturing or milling of forest products.

(C) Power saws, hand tools, blocks or pulleys that are not a part of the equipment, rigging, shop equipment or support equipment.

(D) Logging equipment that is exempt from tax under ORS 307.831 (Skyline and swing yarders). [1999 c.957 §3; 2009 c.852 §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.