2015 ORS 100.550¹
Service of process

(1) Service of process in any action relating to the condominium may be made on:

(a) If the condominium was submitted to the provisions of this chapter before October 3, 1989, the person designated in the declaration to receive service of process;

(b) The person named as designated agent in the Condominium Information Report filed with the Real Estate Agency under ORS 100.250 (Documents required to be filed with Real Estate Agency);

(c) If the association is organized as a corporation under Oregon law, the registered agent in accordance with ORS 60.111 (Registered office and registered agent) or 61.086 (1987 Replacement Part); or

(d) The chairperson or secretary of the association.

(2) Except as provided in subsection (4) of this section, if the association of unit owners of property submitted to the provisions of this chapter before October 15, 1983, wishes to designate a person other than the one named in the declaration to receive service of process in the cases provided in subsection (1) of this section, it shall record an amendment to the declaration. The amendment shall be certified by the chairperson and the secretary of the association of unit owners, and shall state the name of the successor with the successors residence or place of business as required by ORS 100.105 (Contents of declaration) (1)(L), and that the person named in the amendment was designated by resolution duly adopted by the association of unit owners.

(3) Unless prohibited by the declaration or bylaws, the board of directors of the association of unit owners of property submitted to the provisions of this chapter after October 15, 1983, may elect to designate a person other than the one named in the declaration to receive service of the process in the cases provided in subsection (1) of this section. After the adoption of a resolution by the board of directors in accordance with the bylaws, the board of directors, without the need for further action by the association or approval under ORS 100.110 (Approval of declaration, supplemental declaration or amendment required) and 100.135 (Amendments to declaration), shall record an amendment to the declaration. The amendment shall be certified by the chairperson and the secretary of the association of unit owners, and shall state the name of the successor with the successors residence or place of business as required by ORS 100.105 (Contents of declaration) (1)(L), that the person named in the amendment has consented to the designation and that the resolution was duly adopted by the association of unit owners.

(4) Subsection (3) of this section applies to property submitted to the provisions of this chapter before October 15, 1983, if:

(a) The board of directors of the association of unit owners receives a written request from at least one unit owner that subsection (3) of this section applies; or

(b) The board of directors of the association of unit owners adopts a resolution in accordance with the bylaws of the association that subsection (3) of this section applies. [Formerly 94.280; 1995 c.31 §14; 1999 c.677 §54; 2001 c.756 §61; 2007 c.410 §19]

(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. Giers Liquor v. Associa­tion of Unit Owners, 124 Or App 365, 862 P2d 560 (1993)

Law Review Cita­tions

16 WLR 253 (1979)

Chapter 100

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 (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2015, Chapter 100, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano100.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.