Local Improvements and Works Generally

ORS 223.210
Right of property owners to apply for installment payment of assessment


If the governing body of a local government has proceeded to cause any local improvement to be constructed or made within the corporate limits of the local government, and has determined the final assessment for the local improvement against the property benefited thereby or liable therefor, according to applicable law, the local government shall cause notice of the final assessment to be published. The notice shall identify the local improvement for which the assessment is to be made, each lot to be assessed and the final assessment for each lot. In addition, the notice shall state that the owner of any property to be assessed shall have the right to make application to the local government for payment of the final assessment in installments as provided in this section. A copy of the notice shall be mailed or personally delivered to the owner of each lot to be assessed.


The owner of any property to be so assessed, at any time within 10 days after notice of final assessment is first published, may file with the recorder a written application to pay:


The whole of the final assessment in installments; or


If part of the final assessment has been paid, the unpaid balance of the assessment in installments.


At the option of the local government, an installment application may be filed more than 10 days after notice of the final assessment is first published. [Amended by 1957 c.103 §2; 1957 c.397 §1; 1967 c.239 §1; 1991 c.902 §9; 2003 c.802 §5]
§§ 223.205 to 223.295

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Application of Bancroft Bonding Act to weatherization of private homes and apartment buildings, (1980) Vol 41, p 58; application of Ballot Measure 47 (Oregon Constitution Article XI, section 11g) to issuance of Bancroft bonds, (1996) Vol 48, p 67

Chapter 223

Notes of Decisions

Fact that ordinance, which charged fee to property owners taking advantage of privilege of making connection to city water system, specified that payment would be secured by liens which would be "enforced" in matter provided by this chapter did not, of itself, show that such charges were "assessments." Montgomery Brothers v. City of Corvallis, 34 Or App 785, 580 P2d 190 (1978)

Circuit court has jurisdiction to determine merits of assessment, but cannot address whether assessment is subject to constitutional limits on property taxes. Martin v. City of Tigard, 14 OTR 517 (1999), aff'd 335 Or 444, 72 P3d 619 (2003)

State statutory procedures for financing local improvements are not exclusive and do not displace consistent local procedures. Baker v. City of Woodburn, 190 Or App 445, 79 P3d 901 (2003), Sup Ct review denied


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