Oregon Parks and Recreation Department

Rule Rule 736-027-0040
Disposition of Salvage Removed by Parks


(1)

In the event that the Parks and Recreation Department exercises its authority to remove salvage under OAR 736-027-0020 (Time for Removal)(3), (4), or (5), the Department may do so with its own forces, or may arrange for others to perform the removal in its behalf.

(2)

Where the salvage consists of a boat which is repairable and the hull and keel are substantially intact, and the Department cannot locate the owner, the Department shall notify the county sheriff, and the boat shall be disposed of as provided in ORS 488.650–488.680. If the owner is determined before the sheriff is notified, the owner may take possession of the boat upon payment to the Department of the costs of its removal, any attendant clean-up of beach or facilities, and storage.

(3)

Where the salvage consists of any object, thing or material which is not a boat, and the Department cannot locate the owner, the salvage shall be disposed of as provided in ORS 98.005 (Rights and duties of finder of money or goods)98.025 (Rights of owner). If the owner is determined before the county clerk is notified pursuant to ORS 98.005 (Rights and duties of finder of money or goods), the owner may take possession of the salvage upon payment to the Department of the costs of its removal, any attendant clean-up of beach or facilities, and storage.
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Jun. 8, 2021