City Boundary Changes

ORS 222.875
Purpose and conduct of hearing

  • written findings of fact
  • rules


The hearing shall be for the sole purpose of determining whether a danger to public health exists due to conditions in the affected territory. It may be conducted by one or more members of the staff of the Oregon Health Authority to whom authority to conduct such a hearing is delegated. It shall proceed in accordance with rules which may be established by the authority. Any person who may be affected by the finding, including residents of the city, may be heard. Within 60 days following the hearing, the person conducting the hearing shall prepare and submit to the authority written findings of fact and recommendations based thereon. The authority shall publish a notice of the issuance of such findings and recommendations in the newspaper utilized for the notice of hearing under ORS 222.870 (Hearing in affected territory), advising of the opportunity for presentation of a petition under subsection (2) of this section.


Within 15 days after the publication of notice of issuance of findings in accordance with subsection (1) of this section any person who may be affected by the findings, including residents of the city, or the affected city, may petition the Director of the Oregon Health Authority according to rules of the authority to present written or oral arguments on the proposal. If a petition is received the director may set a time and place for receipt of argument. [1967 c.624 §7; 1973 c.637 §6; 1975 c.639 §5; 1983 c.407 §7; 2009 c.595 §184]
§§ 222.850 to 222.915

Notes of Decisions

These provisions authorizing the state Health Division to order annexation to a city or territory within which there exist conditions dangerous to the public health do not constitute an unlawful delegation of legislative power. Kelly v. Silver, 25 Or App 441, 549 P2d 1134 (1976)

These sections apply even though an area is served by an existing sanitary district. West Side Sanitary Dist. v. Health Div., 42 Or App 755, 601 P2d 858 (1979), aff'd as modified 289 Or 417, 614 P2d 1151 (1980)

As agency actions under these sections do not involve decisions concerning land use, ORS 197.180, requiring adherence to state-wide planning goals in planning and other actions by state agencies, is inapplicable. West Side Sanitary Dist. v. Health Div., 42 Or App 755, 601 P2d 858 (1979), aff'd as modified 289 Or 417, 614 P2d 1151 (1980)

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Territory separated into two parcels as eligible for health hazard annexation, (1980) Vol 41, p 195

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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