Submersible and Submerged Lands

ORS 274.560
Lease terms

  • bond or security
  • prohibited lease or purchase option
  • monthly reports and payments
  • rules


The Department of State Lands may enter into contract of lease for purposes of ORS 274.525 (City use of stream bed material) to 274.590 (Cooperation with Washington authorities respecting removal of material from bed of Columbia River) with such stipulations protecting the interest of the state as the department may require, and may require a bond with a surety company authorized to transact a surety business in this state, as surety, or other form of security, to be given by the lessee for performance of such stipulations, and providing for forfeiture for nonpayment or failure to operate under the contract. No contract shall be entered into giving any person an option of leasing or purchasing the property of the State of Oregon. The lessee in all such contracts shall report monthly to the department the amount of material taken under the contract and pay to the department the amount of royalty thereon provided in the contract.


The department shall adopt rules to establish criteria to determine when security is required. [Amended by 1965 c.375 §1; 1967 c.421 §147; 1969 c.594 §45; 1991 c.264 §1]
§§ 274.525 to 274.590

Atty. Gen. Opinions

"Preference rights" of upland owner, (1974) Vol 37, p 1

Chapter 274

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Power of Department of Environmental Quality to regulate mining activities and recovery of oil and geothermal activities, (1972) Vol 35, p 1100; Division of State Lands' authority to require lease or fill or removal permit for private company dredging submerged offshore lands to harvest clams, (1979) Vol 40, p 35; State Land Board's authority to delegate duties to Port of Portland, (1979) Vol 40, p 111

Law Review Citations

4 EL 343, 346, 348 (1974)


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