The Department of Consumer and Business Services shall delegate to any county board of commissioners or city governing body which requests any of the authority, responsibilities and functions of the department under ORS 446.062 (Rules regulating parks) if the department determines that the county or city is willing and able to carry out the rules of the department relating to fee collection, plan review, inspections, enforcement and issuance and revocation of permits in compliance with standards for enforcement by the counties or cities and monitoring by the department. Such standards shall be established by the department in consultation with the appropriate county or city officials and in accordance with ORS 446.062 (Rules regulating parks). The department shall review and monitor each county’s or city’s performance under this subsection. In accordance with ORS chapter 183, the department may suspend or rescind a delegation under this subsection. If it is determined that a county or city is not carrying out such rules or the delegation is suspended, the unexpended portion of the fees collected under subsection (2) of this section shall be available to the department for carrying out the authority, responsibility and functions under this section.
The county or city may determine the amount of, and retain, any fee for any function undertaken pursuant to subsection (1) of this section. The amount of the fees shall not exceed the costs of administering the inspection program. The county or city, quarterly, shall remit 15 percent of the collected fees to the department for monitoring county or city programs and for providing informational material necessary to maintain a uniform state program.
The department shall be made a party to any action, suit or proceeding arising out of county or city administration of functions pursuant to subsection (1) of this section and involving the validity of a rule adopted by the department. [1983 c.707 §20b; 1987 c.414 §25; 1993 c.744 §64]