Oregon Statutes - Chapter 307 - Property Subject to Taxation; Exemptions - Section 307.804 - Rural health care facilities; claim procedures; duration of exemption.

(1) As used in this section and ORS 307.806, “rural health care facility” means a health care facility that:

(a) Is located in a rural health service area with an average travel time of more than 30 minutes from a population center of 30,000 or more, as determined by the Office of Rural Health; and

(b) Is used exclusively to provide medical care.

(2) Real and personal property of a rural health care facility is exempt from the ad valorem property taxes of the county in which the facility is located, and from the ad valorem property taxes of each other local taxing district in which the facility is located that authorizes the exemption under ORS 307.806, if all of the following apply:

(a) The property constitutes new construction, new additions, new modifications or new installations of property as of the first assessment date for which the facility is in service. Land and other property that was in existence at the location of the facility prior to the date work began on the construction, addition, modification or installation of property at the facility is not exempt under this section.

(b) The exemption has been authorized by the governing body of the county in which the facility is located in the manner set forth in ORS 307.806.

(3) To receive the exemption provided under this section, the rural health care facility must annually file its intention to take the exemption. The filing must be with the county assessor of the county that authorized the exemption under ORS 307.806 and must be made by April 1 preceding the tax year for which the exemption is being claimed.

(4) A rural health care facility described in this section shall be exempt from the taxes to which the exemption applies for the tax year in which the facility is first in service as of the assessment date and for the next two succeeding tax years. [2001 c.642 §2]

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