ORS 203.010¹
General powers of county as body politic and corporate

Each county is a body politic and corporate for the following purposes:

(1) To sue and be sued;

(2) To purchase and hold for the use of the county lands lying within its own limits and any personal estate;

(3) To make all necessary contracts; and

(4) To do all other necessary acts in relation to the property and concerns of the county.

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Authority of Marion County to borrow money on security of Senator Hotel, (1980) Vol 40, p 422

Chapter 203

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Standards county may impose for approval of private roads created in parti­tioning land, (1972) Vol 35, p 1230

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 203—County Governing Bodies; County Home Rule, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­Archive/­2007ors203.­pdf (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 203, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­203ano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
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