Oregon Statutes - Chapter 307 - Property Subject to Taxation; Exemptions - Section 307.818 - Beach access sites; claim procedures.

(1) Upon compliance with subsection (2) of this section, the portion of real property owned by a private individual or organization that is subject to an easement for public beach access shall be exempt from taxation if:

(a) The property is designated as a beach access site for free and open use by the public and the easement contains or is accompanied by a description of the property that conforms with the requirements of ORS 93.600 and allows the county assessor to locate the boundaries of and otherwise identify the property;

(b) The easement and legal description are recorded in the records of the county recording officer and a copy of the recorded easement and the property description is filed in the office of the county assessor; and

(c) The beach access site is free and open to the public permanently and continually throughout the year and is of sufficient size to accommodate parking for at least three automobiles.

(2) On or before April 1 preceding the first tax year for which exemption under subsection (1) of this section is desired, the owner shall file a claim for exemption with the county assessor, except that if the property becomes qualified for the exemption after March 1 but before July 1, the claim shall be filed within 30 days after the property qualified for the exemption. [1999 c.872 §4]

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