Or. Admin. R. 150-308-1070 - Acquired Land as Part of Farming Unit

Current through Register Vol. 61, No. 4, April 1, 2022

Land not in an exclusive farm use zone (non-EFU) that is acquired by an owner of a qualifying farm unit may be added to the farm unit if:

(1) Newly acquired land is put to a farm use in a timely manner consistent with accepted farming practices. There is no requirement that a previous owner used the land for farming.
(2) The owner, described in ORS 308A.077(2)(b), files an application with the county assessor on or before April 1 preceding the first tax year for which special farm use assessment is requested.
(a) The first year the acquired property may be eligible for special assessment is the calendar year following acquisition.

Example: Non-EFU property acquired February 10, 1999. Calendar year 2000 is the first year after acquisition. Therefore, the first year that this property could receive special assessment is tax year 2000-01 and applications for tax year 2000-01 special farm use assessment are due April 1, 2000.

(b) There is no requirement that the taxpayer seek or receive special farm use assessment for the property for its first eligible tax year.

Example: Non-EFU property acquired February 10, 1999. Although the acquired property was put into farm use immediately after purchase, the owner decided to wait three years before applying for special assessment. For this property to be placed under special assessment for tax year 2003-04, the taxpayer must apply by April 1, 2003.


Or. Admin. R. 150-308-1070
RD 8-1991, f. 12-30-91, cert. ef. 12-31-91; RD 8-1992, f. 12-29-92, cert. ef. 12-31-92; REV 11-2000, f. 12-29-00, cert. ef. 12-31-00, Renumbered from 150-308.374; Renumbered from 150-308A.080, REV 25-2016, f. 8-12-16, cert. ef. 9/1/2016

Stat. Auth.: ORS 305.100

Stats. Implemented: ORS 308.374 & 308A.080

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