2017 ORS 311.690¹
Voluntary payment of deferred tax and interest

(1) All payments of deferred taxes shall be made to the Department of Revenue.

(2) Subject to subsection (3) of this section, all or part of the deferred taxes and accrued interest may at any time be paid to the department by:

(a) The taxpayer or the spouse of the taxpayer.

(b) The next of kin of the taxpayer, heir at law of the taxpayer, child of the taxpayer or any person having or claiming a legal or equitable interest in the property.

(3) A person listed in subsection (2)(b) of this section may make payments of deferred taxes under this section only if no objection is made by the taxpayer within 30 days after the department deposits in the mail notice to the taxpayer of the fact that payment of deferred taxes has been tendered.

(4) Any payment made under this section shall be applied first against accrued interest and any remainder against the deferred taxes. Payment of deferred taxes does not affect the deferred tax status of the property. Unless otherwise provided by law, payment of deferred taxes does not give the person paying the taxes any interest in the property or any claim against the estate, in the absence of a valid agreement to the contrary.

(5) When the deferred taxes and accrued interest are paid in full and the property is no longer subject to deferral, the department shall prepare, file and record documents necessary to effect a release or satisfaction of deferred property tax lien. [1963 c.569 §18; 1977 c.160 §12; 2007 c.363 §4]

Notes of Decisions

Neither ORS 306.115 (General supervision over property tax system), 311.205 (Correcting errors or omissions in rolls) nor 307.475 (Hardship relief for failure to file for exemption, cancellation of assessment or redetermination of value) authorize Depart­ment of Revenue to override filing require­ments of these sec­tions. Phelps v. Dept. of Rev., 10 OTR 162 (1985)

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Participa­tion in program by mortgagors and mortgagees when a Federal Housing Administra­tion insured loan is involved, (1976) Vol 38, p 326

Chapter 311

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 (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 311, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano311.­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.