2017 ORS 197.047¹
Notice to local governments and property owners of changes to commission rules or certain statutes
  • form
  • distribution of notice
  • costs

(1) As used in this section, “owner” means the owner of the title to real property or the contract purchaser of real property, of record as shown on the last available complete tax assessment roll.

(2) At least 90 days prior to the final public hearing on a proposed new or amended administrative rule of the Land Conservation and Development Commission described in subsection (10) of this section, the Department of Land Conservation and Development shall cause the notice set forth in subsection (3) of this section to be mailed to every affected local government that exercises land use planning authority under ORS 197.175 (Cities’ and counties’ planning responsibilities).

(3) The notice required in subsection (2) of this section must:

(a) Contain substantially the following language in boldfaced type across the top of the face page extending from the left margin to the right margin:

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This is to notify you that the Land Conservation and Development Commission has proposed a new or amended administrative rule that, if adopted, may affect the permissible uses of properties in your jurisdiction.

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(b) Contain substantially the following language in the body of the notice:

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On (date of public hearing), the Land Conservation and Development Commission will hold a public hearing regarding adoption of proposed (new or amended) rule (number). Adoption of the rule may change the zoning classification of properties in your jurisdiction or may limit or prohibit land uses previously allowed on properties in your jurisdiction.

Rule (number) is available for inspection at the Department of Land Conservation and Development located at (address). A copy of the proposed rule (number) also is available for purchase at a cost of $_____.

For additional information, contact the Department of Land Conservation and Development at (telephone number).

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(4) A local government that receives notice under subsection (2) of this section shall cause the notice set forth in subsection (5) of this section to be mailed to every owner of real property that will be rezoned as a result of the proposed rule. Notice to an owner under this subsection must be mailed at least 45 days prior to the final public hearing on the proposed rule.

(5) The notice required in subsection (4) of this section must:

(a) Contain substantially the following language in boldfaced type across the top of the face page extending from the left margin to the right margin:

______________________________________________________________________________

This is to notify you that the Land Conservation and Development Commission has proposed a new or amended administrative rule that, if adopted, may affect the permissible uses of your property and other properties.

______________________________________________________________________________

(b) Contain substantially the following language in the body of the notice:

______________________________________________________________________________

On (date of public hearing), the Land Conservation and Development Commission will hold a public hearing regarding adoption of proposed (new or amended) rule (number). Adoption of the rule may affect the permissible uses of your property, and other properties in the affected zone, and may change the value of your property.

Rule (number) is available for inspection at the Department of Land Conservation and Development located at (address). A copy of the proposed rule (number) also is available for purchase at a cost of $_____.

For additional information, contact the Department of Land Conservation and Development at (telephone number).

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(6) At least 90 days prior to the effective date of a new or amended statute or administrative rule described in subsection (10) of this section, the department shall cause the notice set forth in subsection (7) of this section to be mailed to every affected local government that exercises land use planning authority under ORS 197.175 (Cities’ and counties’ planning responsibilities) unless the statute or rule is effective within 90 days of enactment or adoption, in which case the department shall cause the notice to be mailed not later than 30 days after the statute or rule is effective.

(7) The notice required in subsection (6) of this section must:

(a) Contain substantially the following language in boldfaced type across the top of the face page extending from the left margin to the right margin:

______________________________________________________________________________

(Check on the appropriate line:)

_____This is to notify you that the Land Conservation and Development Commission has adopted an administrative rule that may affect the permissible uses of properties in your jurisdiction; or

_____This is to notify you that the Legislative Assembly has enacted a land use planning statute that may affect the permissible uses of properties in your jurisdiction.

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(b) Contain substantially the following language in the body of the notice:

______________________________________________________________________________

(Check on the appropriate line:)

_____On (date of rule adoption), the Land Conservation and Development Commission adopted administrative rule (number). The commission has determined that this rule may change the zoning classification of properties in your jurisdiction or may limit or prohibit land uses previously allowed on properties in your jurisdiction.

Rule (number) is available for inspection at the Department of Land Conservation and Development located at (address). A copy of the rule (number) also is available for purchase at a cost of $_____.

For additional information, contact the Department of Land Conservation and Development at (telephone number); or

_____On (date of enactment) the Legislative Assembly enacted (House/Senate bill number). The Department of Land Conservation and Development has determined that enactment of (House/Senate bill number) may change the zoning classification of properties in your jurisdiction or may limit or prohibit land uses previously allowed on properties in your jurisdiction.

A copy of (House/Senate bill number) is available for inspection at the Department of Land Conservation and Development located at (address). A copy of (House/Senate bill number) also is available for purchase at a cost of $_____.

For additional information, contact the Department of Land Conservation and Development at (telephone number).

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(8) A local government that receives notice under subsection (6) of this section shall cause a copy of the notice set forth in subsection (9) of this section to be mailed to every owner of real property that will be rezoned as a result of adoption of the rule or enactment of the statute, unless notification was provided pursuant to subsection (4) of this section. The local government shall mail the notice to an owner under this subsection at least 45 days prior to the effective date of the rule or statute unless the statute or rule is effective within 90 days of enactment or adoption, in which case the local government shall mail the notice to an owner under this subsection not later than 30 days after the local government receives notice under subsection (6) of this section.

(9) The notice required in subsection (8) of this section must:

(a) Contain substantially the following language in boldfaced type across the top of the face page extending from the left margin to the right margin:

______________________________________________________________________________

(Check on the appropriate line:)

_____This is to notify you that the Land Conservation and Development Commission has adopted an administrative rule that may affect the permissible uses of your property and other properties; or

_____This is to notify you that the Legislative Assembly has enacted a land use planning statute that may affect the permissible uses of your property and other properties.

______________________________________________________________________________

(b) Contain substantially the following language in the body of the notice:

______________________________________________________________________________

(Check on the appropriate line:)

_____On (date of rule adoption), the Land Conservation and Development Commission adopted administrative rule (number). The rule may affect the permissible uses of your property, and other properties in the affected zone, and may change the value of your property.

Rule (number) is available for inspection at the Department of Land Conservation and Development located at (address). A copy of the rule (number) also is available for purchase at a cost of $_____.

For additional information, contact the Department of Land Conservation and Development at (telephone number); or

_____On (date of enactment) the Legislative Assembly enacted (House/Senate bill number). The Department of Land Conservation and Development has determined that enactment of (House/Senate bill number) may affect the permissible uses of your property, and other properties in the affected zone, and may change the value of your property.

A copy of (House/Senate bill number) is available for inspection at the Department of Land Conservation and Development located at (address). A copy of (House/Senate bill number) also is available for purchase at a cost of $_____.

For additional information, contact the Department of Land Conservation and Development at (telephone number).

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(10) The provisions of this section apply to all statutes and administrative rules of the Land Conservation and Development Commission that limit or prohibit otherwise permissible land uses or cause a local government to rezone property. For purposes of this section, property is rezoned when the statute or administrative rule causes a local government to:

(a) Change the base zoning classification of the property; or

(b) Adopt or amend an ordinance in a manner that limits or prohibits land uses previously allowed in the affected zone.

(11) The Department of Land Conservation and Development shall reimburse the local government for:

(a) The actual costs incurred responding to questions from the public related to a proposed new or amended administrative rule of the Land Conservation and Development Commission and to notice of the proposed rule; and

(b) All usual and reasonable costs of providing the notices required under subsection (4) or (8) of this section. [1999 c.1 §5; 2003 c.668 §1]

Law Review Cita­tions

10 WLJ 414-421, 474, 475 (1974); 56 OLR 270 (1977)

Chapter 197

Notes of Decisions

A comprehensive plan, although denominated a “resolu­tion,” is the controlling land use planning instru­ment for a city; upon its passage, the city assumes responsibility to effectuate the plan and conform zoning ordinances, including prior existing zoning ordinances, to it. Baker v. City of Milwaukie, 271 Or 500, 533 P2d 772 (1975)

Procedural require­ments of the state-wide planning goals adopted by the Land Conserva­tion and Develop­ment Commission are not applicable to ordinances adopted before the effective date of the goals. Schmidt v. Land Conserva­tion and Develop­ment Comm., 29 Or App 665, 564 P2d 1090 (1977)

This chapter, es­tab­lishing LCDC and granting it authority to es­tab­lish state-wide land use planning goals, does not unconstitu­tionally delegate legislative power where both standards (ORS chapter 215) and safeguards ([former] ORS 197.310) exist. Meyer v. Lord, 37 Or App 59, 586 P2d 367 (1978)

Where county’s comprehensive plan and land use regula­tions had not been acknowledged by LCDC, it was proper for county to apply state-wide planning standards directly to individual request for parti­tion. Alexanderson v. Polk County Commissioners, 289 Or 427, 616 P2d 459 (1980)

Issuance of a building permit was a “land conserva­tion and develop­ment ac­tion” where county had no acknowledged comprehensive plan, land was not zoned and no pre­vi­ous land use decision had been made re­gard­ing the land. Columbia Hills v. LCDC, 50 Or App 483, 624 P2d 157 (1981), Sup Ct review denied

Nothing in this chapter grants the Land Conserva­tion and Develop­ment Depart­ment authority to challenge local land use decisions made after comprehensive plan acknowledg­ment. Ochoco Const. v. LCDC, 295 Or 422, 667 P2d 499 (1983)

LCDC has authority in periodic review process to require local govern­ment to add specific language or pro­vi­sions to its land use legisla­tion to assure compliance with statewide goals and LCDC rules. Oregonians in Ac­tion v. LCDC, 121 Or App 497, 854 P2d 1010 (1993), Sup Ct review denied

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Authority of a land conserva­tion and develop­ment com­mis­sion to bind the state in an interstate compact or agree­ment, (1973) Vol 36, p 361; applica­tion of Fasano v. Bd. of County Commrs., (1974) Vol 36, p 960; state-wide planning goal in conjunc­tion with interim Willamette River Greenway boundaries, (1975) Vol 37, p 894; binding effect on govern­mental agencies of the adop­tion of interim Willamette River Greenway boundaries, (1975) Vol 37, p 894; applica­tion to state agencies, (1976) Vol 37, p 1129; preexisting ordinances during the interim imple­menting stage, (1976) Vol 37, p 1329; constitu­tionality of delega­tion to LCDC of authority to prescribe and enforce statewide planning goals, (1977) Vol 38, p 1130; effect of situa­tion where similar peti­tion is filed before both com­mis­sion and a court, (1977) Vol 38, p 1268; considera­tion of availability of public school facilities in determina­tion of whether to approve subdivision, (1978) Vol 38, p 1956

Law Review Cita­tions

10 WLJ 99 (1973); 53 OLR 129 (1974); 5 EL 673 (1975); 54 OLR 203-223 (1975); 56 OLR 444 (1977); 18 WLR 49 (1982); 61 OLR 351 (1982); 20 WLR 764 (1984); 14 EL 661, 693, 713, 779, 843 (1984); 25 WLR 259 (1989); 31 WLR 147, 449, 817 (1995); 36 EL 25 (2006); 49 WLR 411 (2013)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 197—Comprehensive Land Use Planning, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors197.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 197, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano197.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
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.