Local Improvements and Works Generally

ORS 223.625
Liens which may be included in foreclosure suit

In any suit authorized by ORS 223.610 (Foreclosure of certain liens by suits in equity), the local government may include any number of lots upon which it has delinquent liens though the liens may have been levied under the same or different ordinances or resolutions. Any number of different delinquent liens may be foreclosed upon the same lot in one suit. If there is more than one delinquent lien on any lot, the various amounts thereof, including accrued interest, penalties, costs and attorney fees, shall be added together and the total thereof shall be deemed the amount of the lien for which the lot is to be sold. [Amended by 1991 c.902 §73; 1993 c.18 §40; 2003 c.802 §48]
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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