ORS 190.010¹
Authority of local governments to make intergovernmental agreement

A unit of local government may enter into a written agreement with any other unit or units of local government for the performance of any or all functions and activities that a party to the agreement, its officers or agencies, have authority to perform. The agreement may provide for the performance of a function or activity:

(1) By a consolidated department;

(2) By jointly providing for administrative officers;

(3) By means of facilities or equipment jointly constructed, owned, leased or operated;

(4) By one of the parties for any other party;

(5) By an intergovernmental entity created by the agreement and governed by a board or commission appointed by, responsible to and acting on behalf of the units of local government that are parties to the agreement; or

(6) By a combination of the methods described in this section. [Amended by 1953 c.161 §2; 1963 c.189 §1; 1967 c.550 §4; 1991 c.583 §1]

Notes of Decisions

Under this sec­tion, agree­ment between Tri-Met and Portland vested each entity with all powers, rights and duties belonging to other, and it is irrelevant that city ordered reloca­tion of utilities while Tri-Met actually carried out construc­tion of public work for purposes of determining need for compensa­tion. Northwest Natural Gas Co. v. City of Portland, 300 Or 291, 711 P2d 119 (1985)

Atty. Gen. Opinions

County-city agree­ments for performance of activities which only one of parties is authorized to perform, (1978) Vol 38, p 2045; special road district authority to contribute federal grant to county for road improve­ment, (1979) Vol 39, p 549; authority of city to transfer its harbor facilities to newly formed port district, which includes city within its boundaries, without considera­tion for the transfer, (1979) Vol 39, p 757

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Authority of city to grant balance of its special port fund to newly formed port district, (1979) Vol 39, p 757

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Atty. Gen. Opinions

Authority of Motor Vehicles Division to enter into agree­ment to administer “license” tax by mass transit district, (1974) Vol 37, p 229; authority of Oregon Coastal Zone Manage­ment Associa­tion to file suit on behalf of member counties to challenge validity of state law, (1977) Vol 38, p 792

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 190—Cooperation of Governmental Units; State Census; Arbitration, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors190.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2019, Chapter 190, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano190.­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