Offenses Against Property
Closure of premises to motor-propelled vehicles
(1)For purposes of ORS 164.245 (Criminal trespass in the second degree), a landowner or an agent of the landowner may close the privately owned premises of the landowner to motor-propelled vehicles by posting signs on or near the boundaries of the closed premises at the normal points of entry as follows:
(a)Signs must be no smaller than eight inches in height and 11 inches in width;
(b)Signs must contain the words “Closed to Motor-propelled Vehicles” or words to that effect in letters no less than one inch in height;
(c)Signs must display the name, business address and phone number, if any, of the landowner or agent of the landowner; and
(d)Signs must be posted at normal points of entry and be no further apart than 350 yards.
(2)A person violates ORS 164.245 (Criminal trespass in the second degree) if the person operates or rides upon or within a motor-propelled vehicle upon privately owned premises when the premises are posted as provided in this section and the person does not have written authorization to operate a motor-propelled vehicle upon the premises.
(3)Nothing contained in this section prevents emergency or law enforcement vehicles from entering upon land closed to motor-propelled vehicles. [1981 c.394 §2]
Law Review Citations
51 OLR 427-637 (1972)