IN THE MAGISTRATE DIVISION
OF THE OREGON TAX COURT
CLACKAMAS COUNTY ASSESSOR,
This matter is before the court on its own motion to dismiss the complaint for lack of
jurisdiction. A case management conference was convened on April 16, 2001. Rhonda
Swearingen participated on her own behalf; Joe Honl represented the defendant.
Plaintiff is concerned that her mortgage company increased the monthly deduction
for her property’s tax escrow account. This was (apparently) in reaction to a one-time
charge as a result of certain mandatory clerical error corrections made in May of 2000.
Plaintiff’s issue is better directed to the mortgage company; the defendant’s
representative has assisted in those efforts and pledged further cooperation. Plaintiff
does not timely raise any concerns as to the current year’s real market or assessed values
as determined by defendant.
After considering the record, the court finds the motion should be granted. The
complaint does not allege facts which bring the claims within the specialized jurisdiction of
this court. See ORS 305.410. Now, therefore,
IT IS THE DECISION OF THE COURT that the appeal is hereby dismissed.
Dated this ____ day of May, 2001.
IF YOU WANT TO APPEAL THIS DECISION, FILE A COMPLAINT IN THE REGULAR
DIVISION OF THE OREGON TAX COURT, FOURTH FLOOR, 1241 STATE ST.,
SALEM, OR 97301-2563. YOUR COMPLAINT MUST BE SUBMITTED WITHIN 60
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF THE DECISION OR THIS DECISION BECOMES FINAL
AND CANNOT BE CHANGED.
THIS DOCUMENT WAS SIGNED BY MAGISTRATE JEFF MATTSON ON
MAY 9, 2001. THE COURT FILED THIS DOCUMENT ON MAY 9, 2001.