2015 ORS § 227.181¹
Final action required within 120 days following remand of land use decision

(1) Pursuant to a final order of the Land Use Board of Appeals under ORS 197.830 (Review procedures) remanding a decision to a city, the governing body of the city or its designee shall take final action on an application for a permit, limited land use decision or zone change within 120 days of the effective date of the final order issued by the board. For purposes of this subsection, the effective date of the final order is the last day for filing a petition for judicial review of a final order of the board under ORS 197.850 (Judicial review of board order) (3). If judicial review of a final order of the board is sought under ORS 197.830 (Review procedures), the 120-day period established under this subsection shall not begin until final resolution of the judicial review.

(2)(a) In addition to the requirements of subsection (1) of this section, the 120-day period established under subsection (1) of this section shall not begin until the applicant requests in writing that the city proceed with the application on remand, but if the city does not receive the request within 180 days of the effective date of the final order or the final resolution of the judicial review, the city shall deem the application terminated.

(b) The 120-day period established under subsection (1) of this section may be extended for up to an additional 365 days if the parties enter into mediation as provided by ORS 197.860 (Stay of proceedings to allow mediation) prior to the expiration of the initial 120-day period. The city shall deem the application terminated if the matter is not resolved through mediation prior to the expiration of the 365-day extension.

(3) The 120-day period established under subsection (1) of this section applies only to decisions wholly within the authority and control of the governing body of the city.

(4) Subsection (1) of this section does not apply to a remand proceeding concerning a decision of the city making a change to an acknowledged comprehensive plan or a land use regulation that is submitted to the Director of the Department of Land Conservation and Development under ORS 197.610 (Submission of proposed comprehensive plan or land use regulation changes to Department of Land Conservation and Development). [1999 c.545 §5; 2011 c.280 §13; 2015 c.522 §3]