ORS 100.410¹
Adoption of bylaws
  • amendment

(1) The declarant shall adopt and execute on behalf of the association of unit owners the initial bylaws that govern the administration of the condominium. The bylaws must be approved by the Real Estate Commissioner and recorded simultaneously with the declaration as an exhibit or as a separate instrument.

(2) Provisions of the bylaws that regulate amendments to the bylaws:

(a) Must be consistent with the provisions of this chapter operative on the date the bylaws are recorded.

(b) Control the amendment process.

(c) May be used to amend provisions of the bylaws related to the amendment process as needed to be in compliance with the provisions of this chapter in effect on the date the amendment becomes effective.

(3) Unless otherwise provided in the declaration or bylaws, amendments to the bylaws may be proposed by a majority of the board of directors or by at least 30 percent of the owners.

(4) An amendment of the bylaws is not effective unless the amendment is:

(a) In compliance with subsections (5), (6) and (7) of this section and ORS 100.415 (Contents of bylaws) (1)(t);

(b) Approved by at least a majority of the unit owners;

(c) Certified by the association as adopted in accordance with the bylaws and the provisions of this section and acknowledged;

(d) Approved by the Real Estate Commissioner if required under ORS 100.413 (Approval of amended or restated bylaws); and

(e) Recorded in the office of the recording officer of each county in which the condominium is located.

(5) In condominiums that are exclusively residential:

(a) The bylaws may not require more than a majority of the unit owners to amend the bylaws.

(b) Notwithstanding paragraph (a) of this subsection, amendments relating to age restrictions, pet restrictions, limitations on the number of persons who may occupy units and limitations on the rental or leasing of units are not effective unless approved by at least 75 percent of the owners or a greater percentage specified in the bylaws.

(6) If the declaration specifies that any of the units will be used for residential purposes, an amendment to the bylaws relating to a matter in subsection (5)(b) of this section is not effective unless the amendment is approved by 75 percent, or any greater percent specified by the bylaws, of the owners of units that the declaration specifies will be used for residential purposes.

(7) The bylaws may not be amended to limit or diminish any special declarant right without the consent of the declarant or unless the declarant has waived the declarant’s right of consent.

(8) Notwithstanding a provision in the bylaws, including bylaws adopted before July 14, 2003, that requires an amendment to be executed, or executed and acknowledged, by all owners approving the amendment, amendments to the bylaws take effect in accordance with this section.

(9) An amendment to the bylaws is conclusively presumed to have been regularly adopted in compliance with all applicable procedures relating to the amendment unless the presumption is effectively rebutted in an action brought within one year after the effective date of the amendment or the face of the amendment indicates that the amendment received the approval of fewer votes than required for the approval. Nothing in this subsection prevents the further amendment of an amended bylaw. [Formerly 94.152; 2001 c.756 §40; 2003 c.569 §31; 2005 c.22 §76; 2007 c.409 §34; 2007 c.410 §13; 2009 c.641 §26a; 2019 c.69 §15]

(formerly 94.004 to 94.480)

See also annota­tions under ORS 91.505 to 91.675 in permanent edi­tion.

Notes of Decisions

Even if declara­tions filed for purpose of bringing develop­ment within condominium law were defective for failure to conform to statutory require­ments, develop­ment was not vitiated but deficiencies would constitute mis­take in transac­tion thus making instru­ment eligible for reforma­tion in equity. Dickey v. Barnes, Mossberg, 268 Or 226, 519 P2d 1252 (1974)

Developers of planned unit develop­ments which are not organized as condominiums cannot claim the tax advantages of the Unit Ownership Law. Brooks Resources v. Dept. of Rev., 276 Or 1177, 558 P2d 312 (1976)

Purchasers of condominium units are automatically members of the unit owners associa­tion and subject to its declara­tion and bylaws; where those declara­tions and bylaws provide discre­tion to the Board of Directors to assess for fees necessary to create a “unified plan for the develop­ment and opera­tion” of the condominium, and the purchaser has alleged no abuse of discre­tion, the judg­ment of the Board of Directors is upheld. Assn. of Unit Owners of the Inn of the Seventh Mountain v. Gruenfeld, 277 Or 259, 560 P2d 641 (1977)

Acquisi­tion of prop­erty by condominium associa­tion is not limited to prop­erty subject to annexa­tion require­ments. Gier’s Liquor v. Associa­tion of Unit Owners, 124 Or App 365, 862 P2d 560 (1993)

Law Review Cita­tions

16 WLR 253 (1979)

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Notes of Decisions

This chapter does not authorize regula­tion by the Real Estate Division of sales of “right to use” time share interests in condominiums. Royal Aloha Partners v. Real Estate Division, 59 Or App 564, 651 P2d 1350 (1982)

Law Review Cita­tions

18 WLR 95 (1982)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 100—Condominiums, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors100.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2019, Chapter 100, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano100.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
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