ORS 100.627¹
Electric vehicle charging stations

(1) Notwithstanding contrary provisions of a declaration or bylaws of a condominium:

(a) A unit owner may submit an application to install an electric vehicle charging station for the personal, noncommercial use of the unit owner, in compliance with the requirements of this section:

(A) In a space assigned to the unit and used for the parking or storage of automobiles, trucks, boats, campers or other vehicles or equipment; or

(B) In a limited common element with the written approval of the unit owner of each unit to which use of the limited common element is reserved.

(b) An association of unit owners may not prohibit installation or use of a charging station installed and used in compliance with the requirements of this section.

(2) When the unit owner complies or agrees to comply with the requirements of this section, an association of unit owners, or a declarant in lieu of the association, shall approve a completed application within 60 days after the unit owner submits the application unless the delay in approving the application is based on a reasonable request for additional information.

(3) An association of unit owners:

(a) May require a unit owner to submit an application before installing a charging station.

(b) May require the charging station to meet the architectural standards of the condominium.

(c) May impose reasonable charges to recover costs of the review and permitting of a charging station.

(d) May impose reasonable restrictions on the installation and use of the charging station that do not significantly increase the cost of the charging station or significantly decrease the efficiency or performance of the charging station.

(4) Notwithstanding ORS 479.540 (Exemptions), the charging station must be installed by a person that holds a license, as defined in ORS 479.530 (Definitions for ORS 479.510 to 479.945 and 479.995), to act, at a minimum, as a journeyman electrician.

(5) The unit owner is responsible for:

(a) All costs associated with installation and use of the charging station, including:

(A) The cost of electricity associated with the charging station; and

(B) The cost of damage to general common elements, limited common elements and areas subject to the exclusive use of other unit owners that results from the installation, use, maintenance, repair, removal or replacement of the charging station.

(b) Disclosure to a prospective buyer of the unit of the existence of the charging station and the related responsibilities of the unit owner under this section.

(6) If the association of unit owners reasonably determines that the cumulative use of electricity in the condominium attributable to the installation and use of charging stations requires the installation of additional infrastructure improvements to provide the condominium with a sufficient supply of electricity, the association may assess the cost of the additional improvements against the unit of each unit owner that has, or will, install a charging station.

(7) Unless the unit owner and the association of unit owners, or the declarant in lieu of the association, negotiate a different outcome:

(a) A charging station installed under this section is deemed to be the personal property of the unit owner of the unit with which the charging station is associated; and

(b) The unit owner must remove the charging station and restore the premises to the condition before installation of the charging station before the unit owner may transfer ownership of the unit, unless the prospective buyer of the unit accepts ownership and all rights and responsibilities that apply to the charging station under this section.

(8)(a) A pedestal, or similar, charging station that is hard-wired into the electrical system must be a certified electrical product, as defined in ORS 479.530 (Definitions for ORS 479.510 to 479.945 and 479.995).

(b) If a charging station, other than one described in paragraph (a) of this subsection, is not a certified electrical product, and the unit owner owns the charging station, the unit owner shall:

(A) Maintain a homeowner liability insurance policy in an amount not less than $1 million that includes coverage of the charging station; and

(B) Name the association of unit owners as a named additional insured under the policy with a right to notice of cancellation of the policy.

(9) In any action between a unit owner and an association of unit owners to enforce compliance with this section, the prevailing party is entitled to an award of attorney fees and costs. [2013 c.438 §7; 2015 c.249 §6]


(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 (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).
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. Currency Information