Local Improvements and Works Generally

ORS 223.755
Reinstatement of delinquent bonded assessments authorized


As used in this section, “bonded assessment” means any assessment for a local improvement levied by any local government where application to pay such assessment in installments has been filed with the local government levying it.


After approval by the governing body of any local government, the owner of any property, against which there is outstanding any delinquent bonded assessment, at any time before the property affected by the assessment has been sold for the collection thereof as provided by law, may pay any delinquent installment of the bonded assessment, together with the amount of interest due thereon as provided by the law governing the same, plus the cost of advertising the property for sale and a penalty of three percent on the amount of the delinquent installment so paid.


The power granted by subsection (2) of this section is vested in each local government and is self-operating therein without the necessity of amending the charter thereof incorporating the terms of this section.


The governing body of each local government may, in its discretion, by ordinance, make the provisions of this section applicable to delinquent bonded assessments levied by it and outstanding against property in the local government. [Amended by 1991 c.902 §85; 2003 c.802 §59]
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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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