Offenses Against Property

ORS 164.270
Closure of premises to motor-propelled vehicles


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:


Signs must be no smaller than eight inches in height and 11 inches in width;


Signs must contain the words “Closed to Motor-propelled Vehicles” or words to that effect in letters no less than one inch in height;


Signs must display the name, business address and phone number, if any, of the landowner or agent of the landowner; and


Signs must be posted at normal points of entry and be no further apart than 350 yards.


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.


Nothing contained in this section prevents emergency or law enforcement vehicles from entering upon land closed to motor-propelled vehicles. [1981 c.394 §2]


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May 26, 2023