Collection of Property Taxes

ORS 311.425
Removing timber before paying taxes on timber or land prohibited

  • enjoining the cutting or removing of timber


No person, firm or corporation shall log off or remove any standing or down timber until the taxes then due and payable on the timber and the taxes then due and payable on the land upon which the timber is or was standing or situated, including the taxes on any portion of the timber previously logged off or removed, have been fully paid. If the timber is owned entirely separate and apart from the land whereon it grows or is situated and is not merely held under an executory contract, the owner of the land is not responsible for the taxes on the timber.


In addition to the fine provided for in ORS 311.990 (Penalties) (3), the county in which the property is located may, through the district attorney of the county, maintain injunction proceedings against the person, firm or corporation from cutting or removing the timber in violation of subsection (1) of this section. [Amended by 1985 c.759 §4]


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