City Boundary Changes

ORS 222.300
Ordinances of previously incorporated cities continued in effect

  • initiation of civil and criminal actions


The ordinances in force in the previously incorporated cities at the time of the creation of the newly formed incorporated city by virtue of ORS 222.210 (Authority to consolidate adjoining and nonadjoining cities or territories), so far as the ordinances are not inconsistent with the charter adopted for the newly formed municipal corporation, shall continue in effect within the limits of the newly formed municipal corporation and shall be deemed its ordinances subject to the provisions of said charter and subject to modification, amendment or repeal by the council or other governing body of the newly created municipal corporation.


From the date the newly formed municipal corporation comes into existence, all complaints and prosecutions for crimes committed or ordinances violated and all suits or causes of action arising within the territory of the municipal corporation prior to its creation may be instituted in said incorporated city with the same effect as if it had been in existence prior to the violations, subject however, to the provisions of the charter of the newly formed municipal corporation.
§§ 222.210 to 222.310

Notes of Decisions

These sections require that at least two cities participate in initiating consolidation and petition by filing city for consolidation of new city to consist of filing city and unincorporated territory was legally insufficient. Mid-County Future Alt. v. Port. Metro. Area LGBC, 300 Or 14, 706 P2d 924 (1985)

Law Review Citations

50 WLR 619 (2014)

Chapter 222

Notes of Decisions

Provisions of this chapter do not require final decisions on small tract annexations to be made in quasi-judicial proceedings rather than by popular vote. Stewart v. City of Corvallis, 48 Or App 709, 617 P2d 921 (1980), Sup Ct review denied


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