Rural Fire Protection Districts

ORS 478.865
Loan contract

  • repayment plan
  • terms and conditions


Any loan contract providing for a loan of moneys to a borrower by a city or district shall include a plan for repayment by the borrower of moneys borrowed plus interest. The repayment plan:


Shall provide that the city or district obtain a lien on the structure in which a fire safety system is installed. Except for tax liens, the lien acquired by the city or district shall have priority over all other liens on the structure.


Shall provide for such other assurance of, and security for, repayment by the borrower as is considered necessary by the city or district.


Shall set forth the interest rate on the loan as reasonably determined by the city or district.


Shall provide for repayment during a period that shall be the lesser of the useful life of the proposed fire safety system or the term of the bond as determined by the city or district.


A loan contract under subsection (1) of this section may provide that the amount of repayment by a borrower include an amount sufficient to reimburse the city or district for the borrower’s allocable share of the costs of issuing revenue bonds under ORS 478.845 (Revenue bonds authorized for fire safety systems) to 478.875 (Remedies for breach of loan contract) to finance the loan contract, all administrative expenses relating to the loan contract and such amounts as may be established by the city or district to maintain a reserve in the loan fund created under ORS 478.855 (Loan fund created from bond proceeds) to pay or reimburse future losses directly related to the loans financed with moneys from the loan fund. [1995 c.725 §5]
Note: See note under 478.840 (Definitions for ORS 478.845 to 478.875).
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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