City Boundary Changes

ORS 222.520
Annexation of less than entire district

  • assumption of obligations by city conditional


Whenever a part less than the entire area of a district named in ORS 222.510 (Annexation of entire district) becomes incorporated as or annexed to a city in accordance with law and the city, after the incorporation or annexation, will provide for the service to the part of the district that the district provided before the incorporation or annexation, the city may cause the part to be withdrawn from the district in the manner set forth in ORS 222.120 (Procedure for annexation without election) or at any time after the incorporation or annexation in the manner set forth in ORS 222.524 (Procedure for withdrawal of part of district from district). Until withdrawn, the part of the district incorporated as or annexed to the city shall continue to be a part of the district.


The part withdrawn pursuant to subsection (1) of this section is not relieved from liabilities and indebtedness previously contracted by the district. For the purposes of paying the liabilities and indebtedness of the district, property in the part withdrawn shall continue to be subject to assessment and taxation uniformly with property in the area remaining in the district. The city of which it became a part shall, however, assume such obligations if the obligations assumed do not bring the total of the city’s obligations above any applicable limitations prescribed by statute. When the city assumes the obligations it shall be liable to the district for one of the following, at the option of the city:


The amount of taxes that otherwise would be extended each year for the obligations against the property in the part withdrawn; or


Payment annually, as the bonds of the district that were outstanding on the effective date of the withdrawal mature, of the same proportion of the outstanding bonds, and the interest on the bonds, as the assessed valuation of the part withdrawn bears to the assessed valuation of the entire district on the effective date of the withdrawal. After the city agrees to make payments under this paragraph, neither the city nor the part withdrawn shall be charged by the district with any future liabilities, obligations or functions of the district. [Amended by 1955 c.471 §2; 1957 c.401 §1; 1963 c.347 §2; 1965 c.509 §2; 1967 c.624 §17; 1985 c.702 §13; 2013 c.277 §1]
§§ 222.510 to 222.580

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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