Property Rights

ORS 105.676
Public policy

The Legislative Assembly hereby declares it is the public policy of the State of Oregon to encourage owners of land to make their land available to the public for recreational purposes, for gardening, for woodcutting and for the harvest of special forest products by limiting their liability toward persons entering thereon for such purposes and by protecting their interests in their land from the extinguishment of any such interest or the acquisition by the public of any right to use or continue the use of such land for recreational purposes, gardening, woodcutting or the harvest of special forest products. [1995 c.456 §2; 2009 c.532 §3]

Law Review Citations

Under Former Similar Statute (Ors 105.660)

4 EL 411 (1974); 22 EL 731 (1992)

§§ 105.672 to 105.696

Law Review Citations

89 OLR 725 (2010)

§§ 105.672 to 105.700

Notes of Decisions

Where plaintiff was injured in City of Portland public park, individual city employees who were responsible for repairing, maintaining and operating improvements in park, which is land made available to public for recreational purposes, are not "owners" as used in Oregon Public Use of Lands Act, and so are not immune from liability for negligence. Johnson v. Gibson, 358 Or 624, 369 P3d 1151 (2016)

Chapter 105

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Private process server in a forcible entry and detainer action, (1975) Vol 37, p 869


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