Local Improvements and Works Generally

ORS 223.510
Authority to sell property for delinquent liens and assessments

In addition to the method provided by law, ordinance or the charter of any local government for the sale of real property for delinquent liens or final assessments, every local government may cause the real property to be sold as provided in ORS 223.510 (Authority to sell property for delinquent liens and assessments) to 223.590 (Tender of purchase price in action to recover property) for any final assessment, lien or installment thereof at any time after one year from the date such lien, final assessment or installment becomes due and payable, if bonded; otherwise, at any time after 60 days from the time it is entered in the lien docket of the local government. [Amended by 1991 c.902 §55; 2003 c.802 §37]
§§ 223.510 to 223.590

Law Review Citations

52 OLR 175-189 (1973)

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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