Or. Admin. R. 141-068-0140 - General Requirements for Appraisals

(1) Appraisals conducted for land sales, purchases or exchanges shall comply with the following requirements:
(a) Be conducted by a State of Oregon-licensed appraiser familiar with the type of property to be appraised and in accordance with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) standards.
(b) Unless directed otherwise by the Department, the appraisal shall estimate the fair market value of the property based on its Highest and Best use, taking into account the contributory value of all offered interests in the property such as water rights, minerals, or timber to the extent that such interests are consistent with the highest and best use of the property.
(c) The appraisal report must include sufficient description of the property, highest and best use analysis, valuation methodology and support materials to fully document and justify the appraiser's estimate of fair market value.
(d) The Department may, based on the particular use of the appraisal, impose additional requirements or conditions on the appraisal.
(2) For land sales, purchases or exchanges where the estimated fair market value of the lands or interest in lands is $100,000 or less, the Department may utilize a "desk appraisal" or a "letter opinion of value" as the Appraisal required under these rules.
(3) For purposes of this section, a "desk appraisal" is a written statement setting forth an opinion as to the market value of the lands or interest in lands as of a specific date. A desk appraisal conducted for land sales, purchases or exchanges shall comply with the following requirements:
(a) The desk appraisal must be conducted by an employee of the Department. A desk appraisal need not be prepared in accordance with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP), as desk appraisals performed by an employee of the Department are not required to be performed by State of Oregon-licensed appraiser pursuant to ORS 674.100(2)(h).
(b) Unless directed otherwise by the Department, the desk appraisal shall estimate the fair market value of the property based on its highest and best use, taking into account the contributory value of all offered interests in the property such as water rights, minerals, or timber to the extent that such interests are consistent with the highest and best use of the property.
(c) The desk appraisal must include a sufficient description of the characteristics of the property, a highest and best use analysis, a description of the valuation methodology, and a description of the support materials utilized to fully document and justify the estimate of fair market value. The description of the characteristics of the property, and description of the characteristics of properties used as comparison to the property, may be based on aerial and topographic photographs and maps and on generally accepted property data resources, such as the United States Department of Agriculture - Natural Resources Conservation Service, county assessor tax lot information, multiple listing services, and similar resources. Field inspections of the property and of the properties used as comparison to the property are not required as part of the desk appraisal.
(4) For purposes of this section, a "letter opinion of value" is a written statement from a real estate professional licensed under ORS 696 setting forth an opinion as to the market value of the lands prepared in accordance with the requirements of OAR 863-015-0190(3).

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Or. Admin. R. 141-068-0140
DSL 2-2016, f. 5-13-16, cert. ef. 6/1/2016; DSL 2-2017, f. & cert. ef. 1/12/2017

Stat. Auth.: ORS 183, 273 & 274

Stats. Implemented ORS 274.905-274.956

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