ORS 308.671¹
Elective exemption of certain communication-related property

(1) A company described in ORS 308.515 (Department to make annual assessment of designated utilities and companies) (1) that owns, leases or uses property listed in subsection (2) of this section may elect property described in one paragraph of subsection (2) of this section to be exempt from ad valorem property taxation.

(2) The property referred to in subsection (1) of this section consists of:

(a) Licenses granted by the Federal Communications Commission.

(b) If the company is in the business of communication, franchises.

(c) Satellites that are used by the company to provide communication services directly to retail customers or that are being constructed for such use and Federal Communications Commission licenses related to the use of the satellites to provide the communication services.

(3) The value of the property listed in subsection (2) of this section shall be equal to the cost of the property carried in the accounting records of the owner of the property, less the accrued depreciation reserve for the property. [Formerly 307.126]

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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 (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2019, Chapter 308, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano308.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
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. Currency Information