Rural Fire Protection Districts

ORS 478.300
Contracting with others to provide facilities and services for fire protection or road lighting

  • authority over open burning and fire permits
  • rules


In addition to the authority to enter into intergovernmental agreements under ORS chapter 190, a rural fire protection district or other public body as defined in ORS 174.109 (“Public body” defined) may contract with any person for the purpose of affording fire fighting, protection or prevention facilities or road-lighting facilities and services, or both, to such person.


When any agreement or contract is entered into pursuant to ORS chapter 190 or subsection (1) of this section to provide fire protection service, the rural fire protection district or other public body providing such service shall have authority over open burning and the issuance of fire permits in the area served, and may in accordance with this chapter make reasonable rules and regulations relating thereto. [Amended by 1965 c.602 §27; 1969 c.667 §21; 2003 c.802 §126]

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Contract as not extending obligor's exemption from state statutes and regulations, (1971) Vol 35, p 904

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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