Local Improvements and Works Generally

ORS 223.265
Payment of installments

  • due dates


The installments due and payable under an assessment contract shall be due and payable periodically as the governing body of the local government shall determine but shall not be due and payable over a term in excess of 30 years. Each installment is due and payable with interest as described under subsection (3) of this section.


The installments and interest are payable to the treasurer by the property owner whose application to pay the cost of the local improvement by installments has been filed as provided in ORS 223.210 (Right of property owners to apply for installment payment of assessment).


The amount of each installment (percentage of the total final assessment) shall be determined by the governing body of the local government and shall be as appears by the bond lien docket described in ORS 223.230 (Lien docket). Each installment shall be due and payable with the accrued and unpaid interest on the unpaid balance of the final assessment amount at the rate per annum determined by the governing body of the local government under ORS 223.215 (Contents of application to pay in installments).


The first payment shall be due and payable on the date that the governing body shall determine, and subsequent payments shall be due and payable on subsequent periodic dates thereafter as shall have been determined by the governing body. [Amended by 1957 c.103 §10; 1959 c.653 §6; 1969 c.531 §3; 1971 c.100 §3; 1975 c.320 §4; 1981 c.322 §4; 1991 c.902 §18; 2003 c.802 §12]
§§ 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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