2017 ORS 319.700¹
Tax as lien against motor vehicle

The tax and the penalty imposed upon a user of fuel in a motor vehicle by ORS 319.510 (Short title) to 319.880 (Disposition of moneys) shall constitute a lien upon, and shall have the effect of an execution duly levied against, any motor vehicle in connection with which the taxable use is made, attaching at the time of such use. The lien shall not be removed until the tax has been paid or the motor vehicle subject to the lien has been sold in payment of such tax. The lien is paramount to all private liens or encumbrances of whatever character upon the motor vehicle and to the rights of any conditional vendor or any other holder of the legal title in or to the motor vehicle. [Amended by 1959 c.188 §23]

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 (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 319, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano319.­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.