Assessment of Property for Taxation

ORS 308.624
Correction of certified roll


Following the date that an assessment roll prepared under ORS 308.505 (Definitions for ORS 308.505 to 308.674) to 308.674 (Exemption equal to difference between real market value of company’s centrally assessable property and 130 percent of cost of company’s centrally assessable real and tangible personal property) is certified under ORS 308.621 (When assessment complete), the Director of the Department of Revenue may correct a clerical error, or an error or omission in the certified roll, as prescribed in this section.


For purposes of this section, a clerical error is an error on the roll that arises from an error in the records of the Department of Revenue and that, had it been discovered by the department prior to certification of the roll, would have been corrected as a matter of course, and for which the information necessary to correct the error is contained in the records of the department. Clerical errors include, but are not limited to, arithmetic or copying errors or the omission or misstatement of a property value on the roll.


Except as provided in subsection (4) of this section, the director may correct any other error or omission of any kind, including, but not limited to:


The elimination of the assessment to one person or company of property owned or used by another person or company on the assessment date;


The correction of a value changed on appeal;


The correction of an error in the assessed value of property resulting from an error in the identification of a unit of property;


An error in apportionment of assessments on the roll; and


An error in the ratio of average maximum assessed value to average real market value determined under ORS 308.153 (New property and new improvements to property).


For purposes of this section, the director may not correct an error in valuation judgment that is an error in the department’s opinion of the value of property.


Corrections may be made under this section to the roll last certified, or to the certified roll for any prior year that does not exceed five years prior to the year for which the last roll was certified under ORS 308.621 (When assessment complete).


If the director makes a correction under this section that has the effect of increasing the assessment to which the correction relates, except where the correction is made to correct a value changed on appeal, the department shall treat the correction as an addition of omitted property for purposes of giving the notice required under ORS 308.632 (Notice of intention to add omitted property to assessment roll). [2007 c.616 §7]
§§ 308.505 to 308.665

Notes of Decisions

The water system in a planned unit development was properly assessed by the Department of Revenue as having value for which taxes should have been assessed. Brooks Resources v. Dept. of Rev., 276 Or 1177, 538 P2d 312 (1976)

In valuing a railroad, the weight to be given each approach customarily used (cost, stock and debt, and income) and the variation among appraisers in the minutiae of their methods, if in dispute, are left to the court to consider. Burlington Northern v. Dept. of Rev., 8 OTR 19 (1979), as modified by 291 Or 729, 635 P2d 347 (1981)

Land infested with tansy ragwort and therefore not used to obtain a profit was properly disqualified for special assessment at true cash value for farm use. Shepherd v. Dept. of Rev., 8 OTR 122 (1979)

While it is allowable to use only one approach in valuing property, whether in any given assessment one approach should be used exclusive of the others or is preferable to another or to combination of approaches is question of fact to be determined by the court. Pacific Power and Light Co. v. Dept. of Rev., 286 Or 529, 596 P2d 912 (1979)

Central assessment statutes create exception to public property tax exemption outlined in ORS 307.090. Pacificorp Power Marketing v. Dept. of Revenue, 340 Or 204, 131 P3d 725 (2006)

Law Review Citations

26 WLR 714 (1990)

Chapter 308

Notes of Decisions

Programs administered by Department of Revenue that allow preferential assessment for farm and forestland are not "programs affecting land use" and are not subject to requirement of statewide goal and local comprehensive plan compliance under ORS 197.180. Springer v. LCDC, 111 Or App 262, 826 P2d 54 (1992), Sup Ct review denied

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Application of Article XI, section 11b of Oregon Constitution to this chapter, (1990) Vol 46, p 388

Law Review Citations

5 EL 516 (1975)


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