2013 ORS § 197.309¹
Local ordinances or approval conditions may not effectively establish housing sale price or designate class of purchasers
  • exception

(1) Except as provided in subsection (2) of this section, a city, county or metropolitan service district may not adopt a land use regulation or functional plan provision, or impose as a condition for approving a permit under ORS 215.427 (Final action on permit or zone change application) or 227.178 (Final action on certain applications required within 120 days), a requirement that has the effect of establishing the sales price for a housing unit or residential building lot or parcel, or that requires a housing unit or residential building lot or parcel to be designated for sale to any particular class or group of purchasers.

(2) This section does not limit the authority of a city, county or metropolitan service district to:

(a) Adopt or enforce a land use regulation, functional plan provision or condition of approval creating or implementing an incentive, contract commitment, density bonus or other voluntary regulation, provision or condition designed to increase the supply of moderate or lower cost housing units; or

(b) Enter into an affordable housing covenant as provided in ORS 456.270 (Definitions for ORS 456.270 to 456.295) to 456.295 (Action affecting covenant). [1999 c.848 §2; 2007 c.691 §8]