County Governing Bodies

ORS 203.082
Camping by homeless on property of religious institutions

  • required elements of policies of local governments and religious institutions


Any political subdivision in this state may allow churches, synagogues and similar religious institutions to offer overnight camping space on institution property to homeless persons living in vehicles.


In addition to any conditions or limitations imposed by a political subdivision, a religious institution located within the political subdivision and offering camping space described under subsection (1) of this section must:


Limit camping space at the institution site to three or fewer vehicles at the same time; and


Provide campers with access to sanitary facilities, including but not limited to toilet, hand washing and trash disposal facilities. [1999 c.319 §1]
Note: 203.082 (Camping by homeless on property of religious institutions) was enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but was not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 203 or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.
Chapter 203

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Standards county may impose for approval of private roads created in partitioning land, (1972) Vol 35, p 1230


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