2013 ORS § 275.312¹
Conveyance by county of reserved or excepted mineral rights

Notwithstanding any other law, in any county where the surface rights to tax-foreclosed lands have been conveyed and the mineral rights on such lands have been reserved or excepted by the governing body of the county making such conveyance, upon written application of the owner of such surface rights, the governing body of the county, whenever it appears to the governing body of the county to be in the best interests of the county, may convey such reserved or excepted mineral rights to the owner of the surface rights in accordance with ORS 275.314 (Contents of application) and 275.316 (Notice of hearing). [1967 c.188 §2; 2005 c.243 §24]