2017 ORS 308.525¹
Contents of statement

Each statement required by ORS 308.520 (Companies to file statements) shall contain the following facts about the company:

(1) The name of the company, the nature of the business conducted by the company and the state or country under whose laws the company is organized.

(2) The location of the company’s principal office.

(3) The name and address of the chief officer or managing agent or attorney in fact in Oregon.

(4) The number of shares of its capital stock authorized and issued.

(5) The par value and market value, or actual value if there is no market value, of each issued share of stock on January 1 at 1:00 a.m. of the year in which the report is made.

(6) The bonds and other corporate obligations owing by the company.

(7) The par value and market value, or actual value if there is no market value, of the bonds or other obligations owing by the company on January 1 at 1:00 a.m. of the year in which the report is made.

(8) A detailed statement of the real property owned by the company in Oregon on January 1 at 1:00 a.m. of the year in which the report is made, where situated, and the cost thereof.

(9) A detailed statement of the personal property owned by the company in Oregon on January 1 at 1:00 a.m. of the year in which the report is made, where situated, and the cost thereof.

(10) A statement showing the historical or original cost of all of the real property owned by the company as of January 1 at 1:00 a.m. of the year in which the report is made, whether situated within or without the state.

(11) A statement showing the historical or original cost of all of the personal property of the company as of January 1 at 1:00 a.m. of the year in which the report is made, whether situated within or without the state.

(12) A full and complete statement of the historical or original cost and book value of all buildings of every description owned by the company within the state.

(13) The total length of the company’s lines or operational routes, the length of its lines or operational routes within the State of Oregon, and also the length of its lines or operational routes without the State of Oregon, including those which the company controls or uses as owner, lessee or otherwise.

(14) A statement of the number of wire, pipe, pole or operational miles, and miles of main and branch railroad lines, double track, spurs, yard tracks and sidetracks, owned or leased by the company in each county in this state, and each municipal subdivision thereof, stated separately.

(15) A statement in detail of the entire gross receipts and net earnings of the company from all sources, stated separately, for the fiscal year next preceding the date of the report.

(16) Any other facts or information the Department of Revenue requires in the form of return prescribed by it. [Amended by 1957 c.711 §7; 2003 c.46 §19; 2009 c.128 §6]

Notes of Decisions

The wa­ter system in a planned unit develop­ment was properly assessed by the Depart­ment of Revenue as having value for which taxes should have been assessed. Brooks Resources v. Dept. of Rev., 276 Or 1177, 538 P2d 312 (1976)

In valuing a railroad, the weight to be given each approach customarily used (cost, stock and debt, and income) and the varia­tion among appraisers in the minutiae of their methods, if in dispute, are left to the court to consider. Burlington Northern v. Dept. of Rev., 8 OTR 19 (1979), as modified by 291 Or 729, 635 P2d 347 (1981)

Land infested with tansy ragwort and therefore not used to obtain a profit was properly disqualified for special assess­ment at true cash value for farm use. Shepherd v. Dept. of Rev., 8 OTR 122 (1979)

While it is allowable to use only one approach in valuing prop­erty, whether in any given assess­ment one approach should be used exclusive of the others or is preferable to an­oth­er or to combina­tion of approaches is ques­tion of fact to be determined by the court. Pacific Power and Light Co. v. Dept. of Rev., 286 Or 529, 596 P2d 912 (1979)

Central assess­ment statutes create excep­tion to public prop­erty tax exemp­tion out­lined in ORS 307.090 (Property of the state, counties and other municipal corporations). Pacificorp Power Marketing v. Dept. of Revenue, 340 Or 204, 131 P3d 725 (2006)

Law Review Cita­tions

26 WLR 714 (1990)

Chapter 308

Notes of Decisions

Programs administered by Depart­ment of Revenue that allow preferential assess­ment for farm and forestland are not “programs affecting land use” and are not subject to require­ment of statewide goal and local comprehensive plan compliance under ORS 197.180 (State agency planning responsibilities). Springer v. LCDC, 111 Or App 262, 826 P2d 54 (1992), Sup Ct review denied

Atty. Gen. Opinions

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 308—Assessment of Property for Taxation, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors308.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 308, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano308.­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.