2015 ORS 477.880¹
Acreage assessment
  • east side forestlands
  • certain forestlands west of Cascade Mountains
  • rate

(1) An assessment for the cost of fire protection and suppression is levied upon the owners of all forestland that has been classified under ORS 526.305 (Definitions for ORS 526.305 to 526.370) to 526.370 (Seeding agreements as condition of supervision of burning on forestlands) and that is protected from the start or spread of fire thereon or therefrom by:

(a) The forester under ORS 477.210 (Duty of owner to protect forestland) (4), with the approval of the State Board of Forestry;

(b) The United States of America through contract or agreement with the forester or board;

(c) Any forest protective agency under contract or agreement with the forester or board pursuant to ORS 477.406 (Cooperative contracts or agreements for forest protection or forest related activities); or

(d) Any forest protective agency, described in paragraph (c) of this subsection, under a contract or agreement with the United States of America wherein such agency agrees to protect specific federal forestlands, and in return, the United States of America agrees to protect specific lands of such agency.

(2) Except as otherwise provided in ORS 477.760 (Reserve base of fund fixed), for each fiscal year the assessment levied per acre of ownership of forestland designated in subsection (1) of this section shall be:

(a) Seven and one-half cents for all forestlands east of the summit of the Cascade Mountains and all forestlands which have been classified Class 3, agricultural class, under ORS 526.305 (Definitions for ORS 526.305 to 526.370) to 526.370 (Seeding agreements as condition of supervision of burning on forestlands); or

(b) Five cents for all forestlands not described in paragraph (a) of this subsection. [1969 c.524 §§7,8; 1981 c.321 §3; 1985 c.759 §35; 1989 c.769 §5; 1991 c.639 §8; 2003 c.14 §318; 2007 c.779 §4]


1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 477—Fire Protection of Forests and Vegetation, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors477.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
 
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.