Local Improvements and Works Generally

ORS 223.270
Procedure for collection on default


If the owner neglects or refuses to pay installments under ORS 223.265 (Payment of installments) as they become due and payable for a period of one year, then the governing body of the local government may, by reason of the neglect or refusal to pay the installments, and while the neglect and refusal to pay continues, pass a resolution:


Giving the name of the owner then in default in the payment of the sums due;


Stating the sums due, either principal or interest and any unpaid late payment penalties or charges;


Containing a description of the property upon which the sums are owing; and


Declaring the whole sum, both principal and interest, due and payable at once.


The governing body may then proceed at once to collect all unpaid installments and to enforce collection thereof, with all unpaid late payment penalties and charges added thereto, in the same manner in which delinquent property taxes are collected under applicable law or, in the case of a city, in the same manner as street and sewer assessments are collected pursuant to the terms of the city charter. [Amended by 1991 c.902 §19; 2003 c.802 §13]
§§ 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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