Oregon Water Resources Department

Rule Rule 690-320-0060
Assignment or Change of Ownership of a Permit or Groundwater Registration


When a change of interest or ownership occurs in lands covered by a permit or groundwater registration, the record holder may request, in writing, the Director to record the assignment of a new owner.


Should the record holder of the permit or groundwater registration be unavailable, the current owner of the property involved may furnish proof of such ownership to the Commission to obtain ownership of the permit or registration. The Department shall also record a change in ownership to an heir or devisee under a will upon receiving proof of a transfer to trust by the record holder. Proof of ownership of the involved lands shall include, but not be limited to one or more of the following documents:


A copy of the deed to the land;


A copy of a land sales contract;


A court order or decree; or


Documentation of survivorship of property held jointly.

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