Rural Fire Protection Districts

ORS 478.210

  • organization
  • term
  • oath


The power and authority given to the district, except as otherwise provided, is vested in and shall be exercised by a board of five directors. Except as provided by subsection (3) of this section, the term of director is four years.


The board of directors shall fill any vacancy on the board as provided in ORS 198.320 (Filling of vacancies on governing bodies of certain districts).


Within 10 days after receiving their certificates of election, the members of the first board of a district shall meet and organize by first taking and subscribing an oath of office. At the same meeting, the directors shall determine by lot the length of term each shall hold office. Of the members of the board first elected:


The terms of two directors shall expire June 30 next following the first regular district election; and


The terms of three members shall expire June 30 next following the second regular district election. [Amended by 1969 c.667 §11; 1971 c.727 §140; 1973 c.796 §67; 1975 c.647 §43; 1983 c.350 §283]
Chapter 478

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Propriety of office holding of a land owning nonresident elected director of a rural fire protection district, (1975) Vol 37, p 873

Law Review Citations

51 OLR 53 (1971)


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