Rural Fire Protection Districts

ORS 478.665
Withdrawal of territory from district

  • inclusion in forest protection district
  • assessment

In addition to any other method of initiating proceedings to withdraw territory from a district, the county board may, after appropriate proceedings, order the withdrawal of forestland from a district if:


Written request for the withdrawal is submitted to the county board by the district board;


Inclusion of the withdrawn forestland within a forest protection district under ORS 477.205 (Definitions for ORS 477.205 to 477.281) to 477.281 (Limitation on obligation of landowner for fire protection) is agreed to by the State Forester;


A public hearing for the landowners concerned is held regarding the withdrawal by the county board; and


Any lands so withdrawn and transferred to a forest protection district for purposes of fire protection shall be assessed for this purpose under ORS chapter 477 and, except as provided by ORS 198.880 (Effect on withdrawn area), shall no longer be assessed for fire protection by the rural fire protection district. [1969 c.651 §2; 1971 c.727 §142]

Atty. Gen. Opinions

When district may levy taxes on property within a forest protection district, (1972) Vol 36, p 71

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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