2011 ORS § 368.341¹
Initiation of vacation proceedings
  • requirements for resolution or petition
  • fees

(1) A county governing body may initiate proceedings to vacate property under ORS 368.326 (Purpose of vacation proceedings) to 368.366 (Ownership of vacated property) if:

(a) The county governing body adopts a resolution meeting the requirements of this section;

(b) The person who holds title to property files with the county governing body a petition meeting the requirements of this section and requesting that the property be vacated; or

(c) The owner of property abutting public property files with the county governing body a petition meeting the requirements of this section and requesting vacation of the public property that abuts the property owned by the person.

(2) A county governing body adopting a resolution under this section shall include the following in the resolution:

(a) A declaration of intent to vacate property;

(b) A description of the property proposed to be vacated; and

(c) A statement of the reasons for the proposed vacation.

(3) Any person filing a petition under this section shall include the following in the petition:

(a) A description of the property proposed to be vacated;

(b) A statement of the reasons for requesting the vacation;

(c) The names and addresses of all persons holding any recorded interest in the property proposed to be vacated;

(d) The names and addresses of all persons owning any improvements constructed on public property proposed to be vacated;

(e) The names and addresses of all persons owning any real property abutting public property proposed to be vacated;

(f) Signatures, acknowledged by a person authorized to take acknowledgments of deeds, of either owners of 60 percent of the land abutting the property proposed to be vacated or 60 percent of the owners of land abutting the property proposed to be vacated; and

(g) If the petition is for vacation of property that will be redivided in any manner, a subdivision plan or partitioning plan showing the proposed redivision.

(4) The county governing body may require a fee for the filing of a petition under this section. [1981 c.153 §37]