Local Improvements and Works Generally

ORS 223.585
Time limitation on actions to recover sold property

Every action, suit or proceeding which may be commenced for the recovery of land sold by the treasurer for any final assessment or lien or to quiet the title of the former owner, or the successors in interest of the former owner, against such sale, or to set aside such sale, or to remove the cloud thereof, except in cases where the final assessment or lien for which the land has been sold was paid before the sale, or the land redeemed as provided by law, shall be commenced within one year from the time of recording the deed executed under ORS 223.570 (Execution and contents of deed to purchaser). [Amended by 1991 c.902 §68]
§§ 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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