2017 ORS 198.755¹
Number of signatures required

(1) A petition for formation shall be signed by not less than:

(a) Fifteen percent of the electors or 100 electors, whichever is the greater, registered in the territory subject to the petition; or

(b) Fifteen owners of land or the owners of 10 percent of the acreage, whichever is the greater number of signers, within the territory subject to the petition.

(2) A petition for annexation shall be signed by not less than:

(a) Fifteen percent of the electors or 100 electors, whichever is the lesser, registered in the area proposed to be annexed; or

(b) Fifteen owners of land or the owners of 10 percent of the acreage, whichever is the greater number of signers, within the area proposed to be annexed.

(3) A petition for withdrawal shall be signed by not less than:

(a) Fifteen percent of the electors or 100 electors, whichever is the lesser, registered in the district; or

(b) Fifteen owners of land or the owners of 10 percent of the acreage, whichever is the greater number of signers, within the district.

(4) A petition for merger and a petition for consolidation shall be signed by not less than:

(a) Fifteen percent of the electors or 100 electors, whichever is the lesser, registered in each district which it is proposed to merge or consolidate; or

(b) Fifteen owners of land in each district or the owners of 10 percent of the acreage located in each district, whichever is the greater number of signers.

(5) A petition for dissolution shall be signed by not less than:

(a) Fifteen percent of the electors registered in the district; or

(b) Owners of 15 percent of the acreage within the district. [1971 c.727 §15; 1973 c.117 §1; 1983 c.83 §9]

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Dissolu­tion of insolvent district, (1972) Vol 35, p 1117

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Disposi­tion of district prop­erty upon dissolu­tion, (1972) Vol 35, p 1059; dissolu­tion of insolvent district, (1972) Vol 35, p 1117

Chapter 198

Atty. Gen. Opinions

When rural fire protec­tion district may levy taxes on prop­erty within a forest protec­tion district, (1972) Vol 36, p 71

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 198—Special Districts Generally, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors198.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 198, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano198.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
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