Local Improvements and Works Generally

ORS 223.280
Right of owner to prepay balance and discharge lien

At any time after issuance of bonds under ORS 223.235 (Issuance of bonds), any owner of a lot against which the final assessment is made and lien docketed may pay into the treasury of the issuing local government the whole amount of the final assessment for which the lien is docketed, together with the full amount of interest and late payment penalties and charges accrued thereon to the date of payment. Upon producing to the recorder of the local government the receipt of the treasurer, the recorder shall enter in the lien docket opposite the entry of the lien the fact and date of the payment and that the lien is discharged. [Amended by 1991 c.902 §21; 2003 c.802 §15]
§§ 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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