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Appraisal Results Published
for Oregon Tracts*

Annual Permit Fees - Where did Permit Fees end up in the 2008 Appraisal?
Permit fees went up. The majority of fees increased from 75% to 400%. A few fees went down, but decreases occurred only in burned-over tracts in the Siskiyou and Umatilla National Forests.

So you ask: What do we do?
Answer: Reserve the right to a second appraisal. Each cabin owner has 60 days after receiving the appraisal letter from your local forest supervisor to reserve this right. The Forest Service needs to receive the notice in writing.

By reserving the right to a second appraisal, cabin owners have a year to complete this reappraisal. Or, you can decide not to go forward with this appraisal. If you decide to pursue the second appraisal, obtain the list of appraisers from your local Forest Supervisor's office. You are not required to use one of the listed appraisers, but it does give you somewhere to start looking for a qualified appraiser. Also, talk to your neighboring tracts, see what they are planning and consider working together.

The NFH convention in Seattle provided a $3000 - $5000 figure, per typical lot, as the cost to obtain a second appraisal. When you have reserved the right, then your tract association needs to determine how to raise the money to pay for the second appraisal.

Sampling of Appraisal Results in Oregon

Forest
Tracts
# of Typicals
Prev. Lot Value
New Lot Value

Permit Fee

% Increase
Deschutes
5
20
Low - $15,000
High - $58,000
Low - $25,000
High - $110,000

$1,250
$5,500

67%
156%
Rogue River
2
9
Low - $9,800
High - $19,000
Low - $40,000
High - $55,000
$2,000
$2,750
308%
189%
Siskiyou
1
2
Low - $55,000
High - $59,500
Low - $40,000
High - $50,000
$2,000
$2,500
-27%
-16%
Umatilla
8
10
Low - $8,000
High - $6,500
Low - $7,000
High - $12,000
$350
$600
-13%
85%
Umpqua
1
3
Low - $17,500
High - $17,500
Low - $35,000
High - $40,000
$1,750
$2,000

100%
129%

Wallowa
Whitman
3
4
Low - $6,000
High - $7,500
Low - $9,000
High - $12,500
$450
$625
29%
67%
Willamette
9
19
Low - $27,000
High - $27,000
Low - $45,000
High - $92,000
$2,250
$4,600
67%
241%
Winema
14
Low - $22,000
High - $25,000
Low - $45,000
High - $127,000
$2,250
$6,250
105%
408%

*except Mt. Hood NF which appraised in June 2009

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OFHA Annual Meeting
Date: March 2012
Location: Medford, OR - Details to follow

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