County Governing Bodies

ORS 203.135
Eminent domain power of county

In addition to any other powers granted to a county under state law or county charter, a county governing body may exercise the power of eminent domain under ORS chapter 35 to acquire any right or interest in real property for:


Public road, trail or other public easement purposes.


Public park or recreation area purposes.


Public building or public institution purposes.


Purposes of development or protection of property acquired for a purpose otherwise described in this section including acquisition of land for use as a quarry, drainage way, pond, marsh or similar purpose. [1981 c.153 §50]
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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