Local Improvements and Works Generally

ORS 223.505
Definitions for ORS 223.505 to 223.595

As used in ORS 223.505 (Definitions for ORS 223.505 to 223.595) to 223.595 (Validation of prior foreclosure proceedings):


“Lawfully established unit of land” has the meaning given that term in ORS 92.010 (Definitions for ORS 92.010 to 92.192).


“Tract” has the meaning given that term in ORS 215.010 (Definitions).


“Treasurer” means the officer designated by charter or ordinance of the local government to collect unpaid liens or final assessments, take all steps necessary to enforce delinquent liens or assessments and to maintain records pertaining to collection proceedings thereon. [Amended by 1991 c.902 §54; 2003 c.802 §36; 2012 c.47 §1]
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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