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4501 Revenue Bureau: Liens Section

4501-01         LIEN CORRESPONDENCE RECORDS    

Series is used to reference issues and questions regarding billing on city liens.  Records include memos and correspondence dealing with billing questions and payoff amounts.

 

Confidential?       Yes – Consult City Attorney's Office for assistance before releasing information

Vital Record?       No

Record Copy?      Yes

 

RETENTION:      3 years after lien paid in full

 

AUTHORITY:      OAR 166-200-0135(11)

 

4501-02         SPECIAL PAYMENT PLANS/DEFERRAL PAYMENT RECORDS 

Series documents special agreements between owners and the City to defer payments on assessments and is used both to defer assessments and to prevent foreclosure on delinquent accounts.  Records include signed agreement by property owner, account number, legal description, and details as to the method, manner and amount of payment.  Examples include state assisted senior deferral program and payment plans set up by account specialists.  Records may include supporting documentation such as income verification and yearly applications.

 

Confidential?       Yes – Consult City Attorney's Office for assistance before releasing information

Vital Record?       No

Record Copy?      Yes

 

RETENTION:      3 years after final payment

 

AUTHORITY:    OAR 166-200-0035(2); 166-200-0035(4)

 

4501-03         BILLING REGISTER     

Records are summary of bills printed and sent out weekly from the Lien Accounting System (LAS).  Record is a LAS computer report containing account number, project number, finance plan/option, due date, code remit status, total billed, principal interest, billing costs, penalties, past due and deferments.  Includes run date and mailing verification statement.

 

Confidential?       No

Vital Record?       No

Record Copy?      Yes

 

RETENTION:      3 years after final payment

 

AUTHORITY:    OAR 166-200-0035(3)

 

4501-04         DAILY RECEIPT BATCHES       

Series is payment coupon as returned with payment and is used to document posted receipts to Lien Accounts for a particular day.  Records include copies of payoff statements, coupons, balance reports, and proof sheet to check posting.  Batch includes batch number, control total and number of items in a batch.

 

Confidential?       No

Vital Record?       No

Record Copy?      Yes

 

RETENTION:      3 years after annual audit report (CAFR)

 

AUTHORITY:    OAR 166-200-0050(2); 166-200-0035(6)

 

4501-05         BANKRUPTCY RECORDS           

Series is informational records on personal and business bankruptcies.  Records are copies of notices sent by the Bankruptcy Courts.  City liens are not dischargeable under current bankruptcy laws.

 

Confidential?       No

Vital Record?       No

Record Copy?      No – Record Copy maintained by City Attorney’s Office

 

RETENTION:      3 years from discharge of debt or 3 years from last action, whichever is shorter

 

AUTHORITY:    OAR 166-200-0050(6)

 

4501-06         LIEN AUDIT RECORDS

Series is detailed working records used to support annual audit of lien activities.  Records include computer printouts, city fund account reconciliations, receipts, adjustments and summaries of assessment transactions.

 

Confidential?       No

Vital Record?       No

Record Copy?      Yes

 

RETENTION:      10 years

 

AUTHORITY:    OAR 166-200-0010(10)

 

4501-07         SAP ENTRIES

Series is detailed adjustments to SAP to correspond and verify Lien Accounting System (LAS) adjustments balances.  Entries are generally at fund level.  Record is SAP printout and supporting documentation.  Examples include lien adjustments, liens receivables, receipt journal entries, payment redistribution, deferred payment distributions, bond note transactions and misc. entries.  Record may be a multi-fund entry.

 

Confidential?       No

Vital Record?       No

Record Copy?      Yes

 

RETENTION:      3 years

 

AUTHORITY:    OAR 166-200-0050(26)

 

4501-08         LIEN ADJUSTMENT BATCHES (LAS ENTRIES)

Series is used to document adjustments made to account and explain why and what adjustments were made.  It is used to support future inquiries and audits to system.  Computer report shows records as entered into LAS.  Record includes account number, adjustment number, description, and type of adjustment.  Also includes supporting documentation as to why adjustments were made and may include canceled checks, screen prints, contracts, ordinances, correspondence, etc.  (LAS report 4530).

 

Confidential?       No

Vital Record?       No

Record Copy?      Yes

 

RETENTION:      3 years after final payment of lien

 

AUTHORITY:    OAR 166-200-0035(3)


Contact Information
Archives & Records
1800 SW 6th Ave, Suite 550
Portland, OR 97201
phone: 503-865-4100 (new)

 

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