City Boundary Changes

ORS 222.610
Surrender of city charter and merger into adjoining city

  • elections required

Any city may surrender its charter and be merged into an adjoining city in the same or another county. Cities having a river as a common boundary, or cities the boundaries of which at the nearest point of proximity are separated a distance of not more than 1,500 feet, for the purpose of ORS 222.610 (Surrender of city charter and merger into adjoining city) to 222.710 (Return statements filed with county recording officer), shall be deemed to be adjoining. No cities may become merged unless a majority of the electors of the two cities affected authorize the surrender and merger as provided in ORS 222.620 (Submission of merger to electors of city surrendering charter) to 222.680 (Effective date of merger). The elections at which the surrender and merger are authorized in the two cities need not be held simultaneously, but it is sufficient if both are held within a period of one year. [Amended by 1953 c.80 §2; 1983 c.350 §46]
§§ 222.610 to 222.710

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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