Chapter 478  Rural Fire Protection Districts

General Provisions

§ 478.001 Definitions
§ 478.002 Status of districts existing in 1957
§ 478.004 New district succeeds to and replaces abolished district

Formation

§ 478.010 Formation
§ 478.050 Qualifications for directors
§ 478.090 Effect of 1939 Act on districts then existing
§ 478.100 Immaterial defects in organization not to invalidate district organization
§ 478.115 County governing body to determine territory of district
§ 478.120 Inclusion of forestland in district
§ 478.130 Certain structures subject to fire damage to be added to tax rolls
§ 478.140 Procedure for adding land to district by consent of owner
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Powers And Duties

§ 478.210 Directors
§ 478.215 Position numbers for director election
§ 478.221 Nomination and election of directors
§ 478.225 Election subdistricts
§ 478.228 Boundaries of subdistricts
§ 478.231 Election laws applicable
§ 478.234 Subdistricts for nomination or election of directors
§ 478.240 Special elections
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Benefits For District Employees

§ 478.325 District may levy taxes for purposes of ORS 478.335 to 478.370
§ 478.335 Contracts for medical and hospital services or insurance
§ 478.340 Payment of premiums or charges on contracts
§ 478.355 Establishment of employee retirement system
§ 478.360 Fund to provide retirement benefits
§ 478.365 Employee contributions to retirement fund
§ 478.370 Retirement benefits not to be funded for individual not employee of district when membership in system created

Benefits For District Volunteers

§ 478.390 Investments authorized to fund length of service awards for volunteer firefighters

Revenues And Finances

(Generally)

§ 478.410 Power of district to levy taxes, borrow money, sell bonds and create fees
§ 478.420 Sale of bonds
§ 478.430 Ad valorem tax
§ 478.440 Gifts
§ 478.450 Tax for road lighting
§ 478.460 Deposit and disbursement of funds
§ 478.470 Interest on unpaid warrants

(Tax Zones)

§ 478.480 Formation of tax zones
§ 478.485 Notice of public hearing
§ 478.490 Election on question of dividing district into tax zones
§ 478.495 Limitation on changes in tax zone boundaries
§ 478.500 Determination of tax levy in each tax zone
§ 478.505 Petition for tax zones by district electors

(Multicounty Districts)

§ 478.560 Deposit and disbursement of funds of districts located in two or more counties

Withdrawal Of Territory

§ 478.665 Withdrawal of territory from district

Fire Safety Systems

§ 478.840 Definitions for ORS 478.845 to 478.875
§ 478.845 Revenue bonds authorized for fire safety systems
§ 478.850 Sources of bond payment restricted
§ 478.855 Loan fund created from bond proceeds
§ 478.860 Standards for eligibility for loans for fire safety systems
§ 478.865 Loan contract
§ 478.870 Powers granted to enforce loan contracts and secure payment of bonds
§ 478.875 Remedies for breach of loan contract
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Fire Prevention Code; Fire Permits

§ 478.910 Adoption of fire prevention code
§ 478.920 Scope of fire prevention code
§ 478.924 Approval of code by city or county required
§ 478.927 Building permit review for fire prevention code
§ 478.930 Violation of code
§ 478.940 Copies of code to be filed with State Fire Marshal and posted at fire stations
§ 478.960 Burning of certain materials permitted only with permission of fire chief
§ 478.965 Recovery by district of costs of suppressing unlawful fire

District Identification Names

§ 478.970 Purpose of district identification names
§ 478.972 Application by district to State Fire Marshal for identification name
§ 478.980 Identification name for district formed by consolidation or merger of districts
§ 478.982 Reuse of names of dissolved districts

Penalties

§ 478.990 Penalties