Local Improvements and Works Generally

ORS 223.720
Amount of lien

  • priority

The amount of the unpaid rebonded assessments entered in the rebonding assessment docket, with interest on unpaid rebonded assessments at the rate per annum determined by the governing body of the local government under ORS 223.215 (Contents of application to pay in installments), against each such lot or parcel of land, shall stand as a lien in favor of the local government until the rebonded assessments and interest are paid. A rebonding assessment lien shall have the same priority as all other liens relating to assessments for local improvements. [Amended by 1969 c.531 §7; 1981 c.322 §6; 1991 c.902 §80; 2003 c.802 §54]
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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