Metropolitan Service Districts

ORS 268.340
Acquisition of property

  • condemnation procedure
  • authority to lease and dispose of property
  • right of entry to survey lands


To the extent necessary to provide a metropolitan aspect of a public service, a district may acquire by purchase, condemnation, devise, gift or grant real and personal property or any interest therein within and without the district, including property of other public corporations. In so doing the district may proceed under ORS chapter 35.


A district may lease and dispose of property in accordance with ORS 271.300 (Application and administration of ORS 271.300 to 271.360) to 271.360 (Lease requirements).


For purposes of surveys necessary for its proper functioning, a district may enter upon land, after giving the owner thereof reasonable advance notice of the entry. [1969 c.700 §§13,14,15; 1979 c.804 §5; 1985 c.443 §3]
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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Jun. 26, 2021