2011 ORS § 197.620¹
Appeal of certain comprehensive plan or land use regulation decision-making

(1) A decision to not adopt a legislative amendment or a new land use regulation is not appealable unless the amendment is necessary to address the requirements of a new or amended goal, rule or statute.

(2) Notwithstanding the requirements of ORS 197.830 (Review procedures) (2) that a person have appeared before the local government orally or in writing to seek review of a land use decision, the Director of the Department of Land Conservation and Development or any other person may appeal the decision to the Land Use Board of Appeals if:

(a) The local government failed to submit all of the materials described in ORS 197.610 (Submission of proposed comprehensive plan or land use regulation changes to Department of Land Conservation and Development) (3) or, if applicable, ORS 197.610 (Submission of proposed comprehensive plan or land use regulation changes to Department of Land Conservation and Development) (6), and the failure to submit the materials prejudiced substantial rights of the Department of Land Conservation and Development or the person;

(b) Except as provided in subsection (3) of this section, the local government submitted the materials described in ORS 197.610 (Submission of proposed comprehensive plan or land use regulation changes to Department of Land Conservation and Development) (3) or, if applicable, ORS 197.610 (Submission of proposed comprehensive plan or land use regulation changes to Department of Land Conservation and Development) (6), after the deadline specified in ORS 197.610 (Submission of proposed comprehensive plan or land use regulation changes to Department of Land Conservation and Development) (1) or (6) or rules of the Land Conservation and Development Commission, whichever is applicable; or

(c) The decision differs from the proposed changes submitted under ORS 197.610 (Submission of proposed comprehensive plan or land use regulation changes to Department of Land Conservation and Development) to such an extent that the materials submitted under ORS 197.610 (Submission of proposed comprehensive plan or land use regulation changes to Department of Land Conservation and Development) do not reasonably describe the decision.

(3) Subsection (2)(b) of this section does not authorize an appeal if the local government cures an untimely submission of materials as provided in this subsection. A local government may cure the untimely submission of materials by either:

(a) Postponing the date for the final evidentiary hearing by the greater of 10 days or the number of days by which the submission was late; or

(b) Holding the evidentiary record open for an additional period of time equal to 10 days or the number of days by which the submission was late, whichever is greater. Additionally, the local government shall provide notice of the postponement or record extension to the Department of Land Conservation and Development. [1981 c.748 §5a; 1983 c.827 §8; 1989 c.761 §21; 1991 c.612 §13a; 2011 c.280 §3]