2017 ORS 308A.107¹
Value for farm use
  • maximum assessed value and assessed value of farmland

(1) The value for farm use, maximum assessed value and assessed value shall be determined under this section for both:

(a) Exclusive farm use zone farmland that qualifies for special assessment under ORS 308A.062 (Qualification of exclusive farm use zone farmland); and

(b) Nonexclusive farm use zone farmland that qualifies for special assessment under ORS 308A.068 (Qualification of nonexclusive farm use zone farmland).

(2) The value for farm use for each property subject to special assessment under this section shall equal the applicable value derived from the tables created pursuant to ORS 308A.092 (Determining value for farm use) for the tax year multiplied by the acreage of the property within the applicable class and area.

(3)(a) The maximum assessed value for property subject to special assessment under this section shall be determined as provided in this subsection.

(b) The county assessor shall develop tables for each tax year that provide, for each class and area, a maximum assessed value per acre that is equal to 103 percent of the assessed value per acre for the preceding tax year or 100 percent of the maximum assessed value per acre for the preceding tax year, whichever is greater.

(4) Property subject to special assessment under this section shall have an assessed value for the tax year equal to the acreage of the property that is within the same class and area multiplied by the lesser of the value per acre applicable to the property under subsection (2) of this section or under subsection (3) of this section.

(5) If property subject to special assessment under this section consists of different classes, the assessed value of the property shall be the sum of the assessed values computed for each applicable class under subsection (4) of this section.

(6) Property that newly qualifies for farm use special assessment shall, for the first tax year for which the special assessment applies, have:

(a) A value for farm use as determined under subsection (2) of this section;

(b) A maximum assessed value as determined under the tables developed under subsection (3) of this section; and

(c) An assessed value as determined under subsections (4) and (5) of this section. [1999 c.314 §20; 2001 c.912 §5; 2005 c.94 §57]

(formerly 308.740 to 308.790)

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Criteria to apply in classifying land as open space, (1972) Vol 35, p 1273; golf course as open space land, (1980) Vol 40, p 288

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 308A—Land Special Assessments, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors308A.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 308A, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano308A.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
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