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5.30.100 Preparation of Foreclosure List.

A.  The Auditor shall be responsible for preparing the proposed foreclosure list. No property shall be placed on the proposed foreclosure list unless:

1.   It is an open lien which is at least 60 days past the due date; or

2.  It is a bonded lien which is at least one year past the installment due date. 

3.  The City has provided the property owner or their predecessor in interest at least two written delinquency notices within a three‑month period prior to the sale. 

B.  The Auditor shall prioritize which delinquent liens to include on the proposed foreclosure list.  Priority shall be given to properties that have the potential to significantly reduce the delinquency rate or help to solve a City public health, safety or welfare objective. Priority may also be given based on factors including, but not limited to, the total amount of delinquency; property owners with multiple delinquencies for one or more properties; or multiple nuisance abatement action by the City.

C.  The Auditor may determine the number of properties to be placed on the proposed foreclosure list based on current City staffing resources, complexity of accounts, and time and resources necessary to complete timely processing of foreclosing the delinquent liens.

D.  The Auditor shall:

1.  Submit the proposed foreclosure list to the Council for Council action;

2.  Submit a report to the Council that identifies the properties recommended for purchase by the City from the proposed foreclosure list.  The report shall identify the property and the source of the funds to be used to purchase the property; and

3.  Determine whether any properties on the proposed foreclosure list are also delinquent in the payment of property taxes. The Auditor shall identify those properties which are likely to be foreclosed upon by the County prior to the City’s foreclosure sale and shall make a recommendation to the Council regarding whether any of these properties should be purchased and removed from the foreclosure list.


Title 5 Revenue and Finan
Chapter 5.01 (Repealed)
Chapter 5.04 Funds
Chapter 5.08 Payment Of Salaries, Wages And Expenses
Chapter 5.09 Deferred Compensation Plan
Chapter 5.10 City Charitable Campaign
Chapter 5.12 Assignment or Garnishment of Salaries, Wages or Claims
Chapter 5.16 Emergency Checks
Chapter 5.20 Budget Procedure
Chapter 5.24 Auditor's Records and Reports
Chapter 5.30 Collections and Foreclosure Process
Chapter 5.31 Collections & Foreclosure Process For Delinquent Sewer Safety Net Liens
Chapter 5.32 (Repealed)
Chapter 5.33 Goods and Services
Chapter 5.34 Public Improvements and Construction Services
Chapter 5.36 Property Control
Chapter 5.40 Demands and Disbursements
Chapter 5.44 (Repealed)
Chapter 5.48 Charges for Services Performed
Chapter 5.50 Collections Section
Chapter 5.52 Petty Cash and Checks
Chapter 5.56 Ambulance Service
Chapter 5.60 Miscellaneous Charges
Chapter 5.64 Miscellaneous Fiscal Provisions
Chapter 5.68 Professional, Technical and Expert Service Contracts
Chapter 5.72 Economic Development Projects
Chapter 5.73 Arts Education and Access Income Tax
Chapter 5.74 Acquisition of Public Art
Chapter 5.75 Claims Under ORS Chapter 195 and 197