ORS 674.200¹
Definitions for ORS 674.200 to 674.250

As used in ORS 674.200 (Definitions for ORS 674.200 to 674.250) to 674.250 (Fees):

(1) “Appraisal” means the process of developing an opinion of the value of real property in conformance with commonly accepted standards for appraisers.

(2)(a) “Appraisal management company” means an external third party that:

(A) Oversees an appraisal panel of more than 15 appraisers in Oregon or at least 25 appraisers in the United States; and

(B) Is authorized by a client to:

(i) Recruit, select and retain appraisers;

(ii) Contract with appraisers to perform appraisal assignments;

(iii) Manage the process of having an appraisal performed, including providing administrative duties such as receiving appraisal orders and appraisal reports, submitting completed appraisal reports to clients, collecting fees from clients for services provided and reimbursing appraisers for services performed; or

(iv) Review and verify the work of appraisers.

(b) “Appraisal management company” does not include an entity that employs real estate appraisers exclusively as employees for the performance of real estate appraisal activity.

(3) “Appraisal management services” means the process of receiving a request for the performance of real estate appraisal activity from a client and, for a fee paid by the client, entering into an agreement with an independent contractor appraiser to perform the real estate appraisal activity contained in the request.

(4)(a) “Appraisal review” means the act or process of developing and communicating an opinion about the quality of the substantive aspects of another appraiser’s work that was performed as part of an appraisal assignment.

(b) An “appraisal review” is not a quality control examination.

(5) “Appraiser” means a state certified appraiser or state licensed appraiser certified or licensed under ORS 674.310 (Duties and powers of board).

(6) “Appraiser panel” means a group of appraisers who have been selected by an appraisal management company to perform real estate appraisal activity for clients.

(7) “Client” means a person that engages an appraisal management company to perform appraisal management services.

(8) “Controlling person” means:

(a) An owner, officer or director of an appraisal management company;

(b) An individual authorized by an appraisal management company to enter into a contractual relationship with:

(A) A client for the performance of services requiring registration as an appraisal management company; and

(B) An appraiser for the performance of appraisals; or

(c) An individual who possesses, directly or indirectly, the power to direct the management or policies of an appraisal management company.

(9) “Independent contractor appraiser” means an appraiser who receives a fee for performing an appraisal, but who is not an employee of the person engaging the appraiser.

(10)(a) “Quality control examination” means an examination of an appraisal report for compliance and completeness in relation to client specifications, including examination for grammatical or typographical errors.

(b) A “quality control examination” is not an appraisal review.

(11) “Real estate appraisal activity” means the activity described in ORS 674.100 (Persons engaged in real estate appraisal activity required to be certified, licensed or registered).

(12) “Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice” means the current standards of the appraisal profession, developed for appraisers and users of appraisal services by the Appraisal Standards Board of the Appraisal Foundation. [2010 c.87 §1; 2011 c.447 §8; 2013 c.272 §1]

Note: 674.200 (Definitions for ORS 674.200 to 674.250) to 674.250 (Fees) were enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but were not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 674 or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 674—Real Estate Appraisers and Appraisal, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors674.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
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. Currency Information