Local Improvements and Works Generally

ORS 223.450
Lien docket entry

  • crediting prior payments

When the reassessment is duly made it shall be entered in the lien docket of the local government. All provisions for bonding and paying by installments shall be applicable, and such liens of the local government shall be enforced and collected in the manner provided for collection of liens for an original local improvement. All sums paid upon the former final assessment or any previous reassessment shall be credited to the property on account of which it was paid and as of the date of payment. [Amended by 1991 c.902 §51; 2003 c.802 §33]
§§ 223.405 to 223.485

Notes of Decisions

Where city initially formed local improvement district properly but later unilaterally acted to substantially change the character, cost and benefits of the improvement, effect was to create new local improvement district without following required procedures and city could not reassess for the improvements without forming the district properly. Heritage Square Dev. Co. v. City of Sandy, 58 Or App 485, 648 P2d 1317 (1982), Sup Ct review denied

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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