2015 ORS 319.182¹
Collection of delinquent tax, interest or penalty
  • warrant
  • judgment lien

(1) If a person fails to pay in full any tax, interest or penalty due under ORS 319.010 (Definitions for ORS 319.010 to 319.430) to 319.430 (Savings clause), the Department of Transportation may issue a warrant for the amount due, with the added penalties or charges, interest and the cost of executing the warrant. A copy of the warrant shall be mailed or delivered to the taxpayer by the department at the taxpayer’s last-known address.

(2) At any time after issuing a warrant under this section, the department may record the warrant in the County Clerk Lien Record of any county of this state. Recording of the warrant has the effect described in ORS 205.125 (County Clerk Lien Record). After recording a warrant, the department may direct the sheriff for the county in which the warrant is recorded to levy upon and sell the real and personal property of the taxpayer found within that county, and to levy upon any currency of the taxpayer found within that county, for the application of the proceeds or currency against the amount reflected in the warrant and the sheriff’s cost of executing the warrant. The sheriff shall proceed on the warrant in the same manner prescribed by law for executions issued against property pursuant to a judgment, and is entitled to the same fees as provided for executions issued against property pursuant to a judgment. The fees of the sheriff shall be added to and collected as a part of the warrant liability.

(3) In the discretion of the department a warrant under this section may be directed to any agent authorized by the department to collect taxes, and in the execution of the warrant the agent has all of the powers conferred by law upon sheriffs, but is entitled to no fee or compensation in excess of actual expenses paid in the performance of such duty. [1999 c.769 §2; 2003 c.576 §200; 2011 c.661 §3]

Note: 319.182 (Collection of delinquent tax, interest or penalty), 319.184 (Use of collection agency) and 319.186 (Uncollectible tax, interest or penalty) were added to and made a part of 319.010 (Definitions for ORS 319.010 to 319.430) to 319.430 (Savings clause) by legislative action but were not added to any smaller series therein. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.

Chapter 319

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Applicability to "license" tax of exemp­tions from fuel tax and refund of taxes paid, (1974) Vol 37, p 229


1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 319—Motor Vehicle and Aircraft Fuel Taxes, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors319.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2015, Chapter 319, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano319.­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.