2017 ORS 199.420¹
“District” defined for ORS 199.410 to 199.534

As used in ORS 199.410 (Policy) to 199.534 (Legislative annexation of territory to cities and districts), unless the context requires otherwise, “district” means one of the following:

(1) Domestic water supply district organized under ORS chapter 264.

(2) Park and recreation district organized under ORS chapter 266.

(3) Metropolitan service district organized under ORS chapter 268.

(4) Highway lighting district organized under ORS chapter 372.

(5) Sanitary district organized under ORS 450.005 (Definitions for ORS 450.005 to 450.245) to 450.245 (Application of ORS 450.005 to 450.245 to districts organized under former laws).

(6) Sanitary authority, water authority or joint water and sanitary authority organized under ORS 450.600 (Joint authorities) to 450.989 (Apportionment of cost among serviced property owners).

(7) County service district organized under ORS chapter 451.

(8) Vector control district organized under ORS 452.020 (Formation of district) to 452.170 (Deposit and disbursement of moneys collected).

(9) Rural fire protection district organized under ORS chapter 478.

(10) Geothermal heating district organized under ORS chapter 523.

(11) Corporations organized under ORS chapter 554 for the purpose of supplying water for domestic use or any other district supplying or seeking to supply domestic water.

(12) Library district organized under ORS 357.216 (Definitions for ORS 357.216 to 357.286) to 357.286 (Retirement system for employees).

(13) Special road district organized under ORS 371.305 (Authority to form special road districts) to 371.360 (Deposit of tax proceeds in bank).

(14) Heritage district organized under ORS 358.442 (Definitions for ORS 358.442 to 358.474) to 358.474 (Employees’ retirement system). [1969 c.494 §3; 1971 c.462 §2; 1975 c.782 §49; 1983 c.336 §1; 1987 c.863 §7; 1989 c.92 §10; 1993 c.577 §16; 2007 c.562 §23]

Notes of Decisions

The statutory scheme of authority and pro­ce­dures for com­mis­sions created by this Act, plus adherence to the prescribed pro­ce­dure as set out in the Act, release the com­mis­sions from the limita­tions placed upon local govern­mental bodies in zone-change matters in Fasano v. Washington County Comm., 264 Or 574, 507 P2d 23 (1973). Marion County Fire Dist. 1 v. Marion-Polk County Local Govt. Boundary Comm., 19 Or App 108, 526 P2d 1031 (1974), Sup Ct review denied

In Proceeding Involving Proposed Merger of Three Water Districts

1) no elec­tion was re­quired before com­mis­sion order approving merger could take effect; 2) com­mis­sion made the findings re­quired by statute; 3) com­mis­sion’s findings were supported by substantial evidence, adequate for review and sufficient to support its order; and 4) these sec­tions did not constitute invalid delega­tion of legislative power. Redland Water District v. Portland Metro. Area LGBC, 63 Or App 641, 665 P2d 1241 (1983), Sup Ct review denied

Atty. Gen. Opinions

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

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 199—County Consolidation, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors199.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 199, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano199.­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.