(1) Land that is specially assessed under ORS 308A.050 to 308A.128, 308A.300 to 308A.330, 308A.403 to 308A.430, 308A.450 to 308A.465, 321.257 to 321.390, 321.700 to 321.754 or 321.805 to 321.855, or land that is exempt from property tax under ORS 308A.350 to 308A.383, may not be disqualified from the special assessment or exemption, and may not be subject to additional taxes under ORS 308A.700 to 308A.733 or other law, if the property owner has:
(a) Entered into a wildlife habitat conservation and management plan, as described in ORS 308A.403 to 308A.430, approved by the State Department of Fish and Wildlife; or
(b) Executed a conservation easement, as defined in ORS 271.715, or a deed restriction and the land:
(A) Is managed in compliance with the conservation easement or deed restriction; and
(B) Continues to meet the requirements for special assessment or exemption. The existence of the conservation easement or deed restriction may not cause the disqualification of the land from special assessment or exemption or preclude the disqualification of the land from special assessment or exemption for some other reason.
(2) A property owner who executes a conservation easement may convey the easement to a land trust or other qualified entity without a loss of benefits under this section.
(3) In order for land to be subject to this section:
(a) The conservation easement, deed restriction or wildlife habitat conservation and management plan must be recorded in the records of the clerk of the county in which the land is located; and
(b) A copy of the conservation easement, deed restriction or wildlife habitat conservation and management plan, along with the property tax account number for the land, must be sent to the county assessor. [2001 c.708 §3; 2003 c.454 §§50,52; 2003 c.539 §35; 2003 c.621 §93; 2007 c.809 §15]
Note: See note under 308A.253.
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