2017 ORS 545.537¹
Sale of lands for delinquency
  • purchase by district

The district shall appear as a bidder at the sale of any lands for delinquent assessments or taxes. The district may purchase and take title to the lands and dispose of the lands like any other purchaser. When at a tax sale there is no other bid for the full amount of the delinquencies, including interest and penalties, the district shall bid and buy in the land to protect its assessments. However, the district shall never bid or pay a greater sum than the total of all delinquent assessments and taxes against the land plus interest and penalties. When purchasing any land at a tax sale, the district shall pay cash for all assessments, taxes, interest and penalties, including the district assessments. Such expenditures shall be deemed operating expenses of the district and may be assessed as maintenance charges. [Formerly 545.210]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 545—Irrigation Districts IRRIGATION DIST, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors545.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
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.