2017 ORS 308.709¹
Application procedure
  • due dates
  • late filing
  • fee
  • assessor determination
  • appeals

(1) An owner of multiunit rental housing seeking to have the property assessed under ORS 308.707 (Valuation of multiunit rental property subject to special assessment) must file a written application under this section.

(2) Except as provided in subsection (3) of this section, an application, and an election form as described in ORS 308.712 (Methods to determine specially assessed value), must be filed with the county assessor on or before April 1 preceding the first tax year for which special assessment under ORS 308.707 (Valuation of multiunit rental property subject to special assessment) is sought.

(3) An application and election form may be filed after April 1 and on or before December 31 of the first tax year for which special assessment under ORS 308.707 (Valuation of multiunit rental property subject to special assessment) is sought, if the application and election form are accompanied by a late filing fee equal to the greater of $200 or one-tenth of one percent of the real market value of the property to which the application relates, as of the assessment date for that tax year.

(4) The application must be in the form and contain the information prescribed by the Department of Revenue, including:

(a) The name and address of the property owner;

(b) The address and tax lot or account number of the multiunit rental housing;

(c) A description and documentation of the government restriction on use to which the multiunit rental housing is subject, including but not limited to a deed declaration, restrictive covenant, contractual agreement or other legally binding government restriction on use; and

(d) The anticipated duration of the government restriction on use.

(5) A completed election form under ORS 308.712 (Methods to determine specially assessed value), and an accompanying income and expense statement (if available), must be submitted simultaneously with an application filed under this section and is considered to be a part of the application. The election shall apply to each tax year for which the property is subject to special assessment under ORS 308.707 (Valuation of multiunit rental property subject to special assessment), unless the owner changes the election as described in ORS 308.712 (Methods to determine specially assessed value) (2).

(6) The county assessor shall review the application. If the assessor determines that the property consists of multiunit rental housing that is subject to a government restriction on use, the assessor shall approve the application. Approval of the application shall result in the property to which the application relates being qualified to be assessed under ORS 308.707 (Valuation of multiunit rental property subject to special assessment).

(7) The county assessor shall notify the applicant in writing of the assessor’s determination within 120 days following the date the application was filed with the assessor.

(8) An applicant may appeal the determination of the county assessor as provided in ORS 305.275 (Persons who may appeal due to acts or omissions). [2001 c.605 §5]

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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 (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.