Metropolitan Service Districts

ORS 268.030
Purpose of chapter

  • limitation on number of districts
  • purpose of districts


This chapter is enacted in order to provide a method of making available in metropolitan areas public services not adequately available through previously authorized governmental agencies.


To this end not more than one district may be established under this chapter in any metropolitan area.


Subject to the provisions of a district charter, a district, where formed, shall provide for those aspects of land use planning having metropolitan significance. [1969 c.700 §3; 1975 c.510 §1; 1977 c.95 §16; 1977 c.665 §3; 1977 c.782 §3; 1997 c.833 §5]

Law Review Citations

93 OLR 455 (2014)

Chapter 268

Notes of Decisions

Limitation of chapter applicability to statutorily defined area within boundaries of Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington counties and preclusion of formation of additional metropolitan service districts in state, did not create corporation by special law in violation of Const. Art. XI sec 2. Reilley v. Secretary of State, 288 Or 573, 607 P2d 162 (1980)

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Authority of district to borrow waste disposal planning funds from Environmental Quality Commission, (1972) Vol 35, p 1117; Motor Vehicle Emission Control Inspection Program funding, (1974) Vol 37, p 130

Law Review Citations

51 OLR 53 (1971); 93 OLR 455 (2014)


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