2015 ORS 100.600¹
Termination of association or removal of real property by unit owners
  • consent of lienholders
  • recordation
  • amended plat requirements

(1)(a) Subject to ORS 100.605 (Removal of property from association), the condominium may be terminated if all of the unit owners remove the property from the provisions of this chapter by executing and recording an instrument to that effect and the holders of all liens affecting the units consent thereto or agree, in either case by instruments duly recorded, that their liens be transferred to the undivided interest of the unit owner in the property after the termination. The instrument shall state the interest of each unit owner and lienholder as determined under ORS 100.610 (Common ownership of property removed from unit ownership).

(b) The recording of an instrument of termination shall vacate the plat but shall not vacate or terminate any recorded covenants, restrictions, easements or other interests not imposed under the declaration or bylaws or any easement granted by the plat unless the instrument of termination otherwise provides.

(c) Before the instrument of termination may be recorded, it must be signed by the county assessor for the purpose of acknowledging that the county assessor has been notified of the proposed termination.

(d) The person offering the instrument of termination for recording shall cause a copy of the recorded instrument, including the recording information, to be filed with the commissioner, the county assessor and the county surveyor. Upon receipt of the instrument of termination, the county surveyor shall make appropriate annotations, including the date and surveyor’s name or initials, with archival quality black ink on the surveyor’s copy of the plat and any copies filed under ORS 92.120 (Recording plats). Corrections or changes are not allowed on the original plat once it is recorded with the county clerk.

(e) Failure to file the copies as required under paragraph (d) of this subsection does not invalidate the termination.

(2) A portion of the property may be removed from the provisions of this chapter by recording simultaneously with the recording officer an amendment to the declaration and an amended plat approved as required under ORS 100.110 (Approval of declaration, supplemental declaration or amendment required), 100.116 (Plat amendment) and 100.135 (Amendments to declaration). The amendment to the declaration shall:

(a) Include a metes and bounds legal description of the property being removed;

(b) Include a metes and bounds legal description of the resulting boundaries of the condominium after the removal;

(c) State the interest of each owner in the property being removed;

(d) State the allocation of interest of each unit in the common elements after the removal;

(e) Be approved and executed by the owner of any unit being removed and the owner of any unit to which a limited common element being removed pertains and acknowledged in the manner provided for acknowledgment of deeds;

(f) Be approved by the holder of any first mortgage on a unit or limited common element being removed;

(g) Be approved by at least 90 percent of owners, including any owner whose approval is required under paragraph (e) of this subsection;

(h) Be approved by any other mortgagees whose approval is required under the declaration or bylaws;

(i) Include any other approvals required by the declaration or bylaws; and

(j) Include a statement by the local governing body or appropriate department thereof that the removal will not violate any applicable planning or zoning regulation or ordinance. The statement may be attached as an exhibit to the amendment.

(3) The amended plat required under subsection (2) of this section shall:

(a) Comply with ORS 100.116 (Plat amendment);

(b) Include a "Statement of Removal" that the property described on the amended plat is removed from the condominium and that the condominium exists as described and depicted on the amended plat. The statement shall be made by the chairperson and secretary of the association and acknowledged in the manner provided for acknowledgment of deeds; and

(c) Include such signatures of approval as may be required by local ordinance or regulation.

(4) The tax collector for any taxing unit having a lien for taxes or assessments shall have authority to consent to such a transfer of any tax or assessment lien under subsection (1) of this section or the removal of a portion of the property under subsection (2) of this section. [Formerly 94.295; 1991 c.763 §29; 1997 c.816 §12; 1999 c.710 §8; 2001 c.756 §62; 2005 c.22 §78; 2009 c.641 §35]

(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)

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.