2017 ORS 112.055¹
Escheat

(1) If, after diligent search and inquiry that is appropriate to the circumstances, taking into account the value of the decedent’s estate, no person takes under ORS 112.025 (Share of surviving spouse if decedent leaves descendants) to 112.045 (Share of others than surviving spouse), the net intestate estate escheats to the State of Oregon.

(2) If a devisee or a person entitled to take under ORS 112.025 (Share of surviving spouse if decedent leaves descendants) to 112.045 (Share of others than surviving spouse) is not identified or found, the share of that person escheats to the State of Oregon.

(3) If a devisee or a person entitled to take under ORS 112.025 (Share of surviving spouse if decedent leaves descendants) to 112.045 (Share of others than surviving spouse) is not identified or found:

(a) The Department of State Lands has the same preference as the missing devisee or person for the purpose of appointment as personal representative under ORS 113.085 (Preference in appointing personal representative);

(b) Title to property of the decedent that would vest in the missing devisee or person under ORS 114.215 (Devolution of and title to property) vests in the Department of State Lands; and

(c) The Department of State Lands has all of the rights of the missing devisee or person for the purposes of ORS chapters 111, 112, 113, 114, 115, 116 and 117, including but not limited to the following:

(A) The right to contest any will of the decedent under ORS 113.075 (Will contest); and

(B) The right to information under ORS 113.145 (Information to devisees, heirs, interested persons, Department of Human Services and Oregon Health Authority). [1969 c.591 §23; 2003 c.395 §2; 2015 c.387 §5]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 112—Intestate Succession and Wills, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors112.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
 
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.