2015 ORS 311.232¹
Mandamus to require placing omitted property on roll

If any officer described in ORS 311.216 (Notice of intention to add omitted property to rolls) to 311.232 (Mandamus to require placing omitted property on roll) fails to comply with ORS 311.216 (Notice of intention to add omitted property to rolls) to 311.232 (Mandamus to require placing omitted property on roll) on the discovery by the officer, or on credible information being furnished by another person, that property has been omitted from taxation, the state, on the relation of any state officer or of any taxpayer of the county in which the failure occurs, may proceed against the officer in any court of competent jurisdiction by mandamus to compel the officer to comply with ORS 311.216 (Notice of intention to add omitted property to rolls) to 311.232 (Mandamus to require placing omitted property on roll). In the trial of the suit the question of what constitutes credible information is a question of fact to be determined by the court trying the case in the same manner other issues of fact are determined. If judgment is rendered that credible information has been discovered by or furnished to the officer, or that the officer has reason to believe that property has been omitted from taxation, the officer shall forthwith place the omitted property on the assessment and tax roll in accordance with ORS 311.216 (Notice of intention to add omitted property to rolls) to 311.232 (Mandamus to require placing omitted property on roll). If judgment is rendered against the officer, the officer shall be liable for all costs of the mandamus suit, and for a reasonable attorney fee at trial and on appeal for relator’s attorney, which shall be taxed as a part of the costs of the suit. If proceedings are instituted under this section on the relation of any private citizen, the relator shall give bond to the satisfaction of the court to pay all costs which may be recovered against the relator. [Formerly 311.215]

(formerly 311.215)

Notes of Decisions

Where legislature recognized taxpayer's interest in this sec­tion and assessor denied relief plaintiff was seeking, plaintiff-taxpayer was aggrieved by act or omission of assessor and has standing to seek writ of mandamus against county assessor. NW Medical Lab. v. Good Samaritan Hospital, 309 Or 262, 786 P2d 718 (1990)

"Credible in­for­ma­­tion" means in­for­ma­­tion that is trustworthy and directly relates to ques­tion of subject prop­erty use, without regard to probative value of contrary in­for­ma­­tion. State ex rel Tosterud v. Druian, 325 Or 315, 937 P2d 1015 (1997)

Notes of Decisions

Where prop­erty is omitted and assessor takes ac­tion, assessor is deemed to have assessed, and taxes are deemed to have been imposed, in tax year or tax years during which prop­erty was omitted. Dept. of Revenue v. Healy, 19 OTR 553 (2009)

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Law Review Cita­tions

5 EL 516 (1975)


1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 311—Collection of Property Taxes, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors311.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2015, Chapter 311, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano311.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
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.