ORS 206.080
Certificate of election or appointment to new sheriff

  • service on former sheriff

When a new sheriff is elected or appointed, and has qualified, the county clerk shall give the new sheriff a certificate of that fact, under the seal of office of the county clerk. Whenever thereafter the new sheriff is authorized by statute to enter upon the duties of the office, the new sheriff shall serve such certificate upon the former sheriff, from which time the powers of the former sheriff cease, except when otherwise specially provided.

Source: Section 206.080 — Certificate of election or appointment to new sheriff; service on former sheriff, https://www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/bills_laws/ors/ors206.­html.

Attorney General Opinions

County clerk’s authority to certify election of person as sheriff who is neither certified nor eligible for certification as police officer, (1980) Vol 40, p 464

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