2007 ORS 215.306¹
Conducting filming activities in exclusive farm use zones

(1) The limitations on uses made of land in exclusive farm use zones described in ORS 215.213 (Uses permitted in exclusive farm use zones in counties that adopted marginal lands system prior to 1993), 215.283 (Uses permitted in exclusive farm use zones in nonmarginal lands counties), 215.284 (Dwelling not in conjunction with farm use) and 215.700 (Resource land dwelling policy) to 215.780 (Minimum lot or parcel sizes) and limitations imposed by or adopted pursuant to ORS 197.040 (Duties of commission) do not apply to activities described in this section.

(2) The provisions of this section do not affect the eligibility of a zone for special assessment as provided in ORS 308A.050 (Legislative intent) to 308A.128 (Certain district assessments inapplicable to exclusive farm use zone farmland).

(3)(a) On-site filming and activities accessory to on-site filming may be conducted in any area zoned for exclusive farm use without prior approval of local government but subject to ORS 30.930 (Definitions for ORS 30.930 to 30.947) to 30.947 (Effect of siting of destination resorts or other nonfarm or nonforest uses).

(b) Notwithstanding paragraph (a) of this subsection, on-site filming and activities accessory to on-site filming that exceed 45 days on any site within a one-year period or involve erection of sets that would remain in place for longer than 45 days may be conducted only upon approval of the governing body or its designee in any area zoned for exclusive farm use subject to ORS 215.296 (Standards for approval of certain uses in exclusive farm use zones). In addition to other activities described in subsection (4) of this section, these activities may include office administrative functions such as payroll and scheduling, and the use of campers, truck trailers or similar temporary facilities. Temporary facilities may be used as temporary housing for security personnel.

(4) For purposes of this section, "on-site filming and activities accessory to on-site filming":

(a) Includes:

(A) Filming and site preparation, construction of sets, staging, makeup and support services customarily provided for on-site filming.

(B) Production of advertisements, documentaries, feature film, television services and other film productions that rely on the rural qualities of an exclusive farm use zone in more than an incidental way.

(b) Does not include:

(A) Facilities for marketing, editing and other such activities that are allowed only as a home occupation; or

(B) Construction of new structures that requires a building permit.

(5) A decision of local government issuing any permits necessary for activities under subsection (3)(a) of this section is not a land use decision. [1995 c.722 §1; 1997 c.550 §3; 1999 c.314 §59; 2001 c.672 §20]

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Effect of constitu­tional pro­vi­sion requiring pay­ments based on govern­ment regula­tions restricting use of prop­erty, (2001) Vol 49, p 284

Chapter 215

Notes of Decisions

Published notice is adequate if prop­erty owners can reasonably ascertain that prop­erty in which they hold interest may be affected. Clackamas County v. Emmert, 14 Or App 493, 513 P2d 532 (1973), Sup Ct review denied

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

Where county had not yet adopted comprehensive plan but had zoned certain por­tions "primarily agricultural," county had not enacted adequate interim measures to protect its agricultural land until exclusive farm use zoning was completed. Columbia County v. LCDC, 44 Or App 749, 606 P2d 1184 (1980)

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Fasano v. Bd. of County Commrs., applica­tion to county governing bodies and planning com­mis­sions, (1974) Vol 36, p 960; binding effect on govern­mental agencies of the adop­tion of interim Willamette River Greenway boundaries, (1975) Vol 37, p 894

Law Review Cita­tions

36 EL 25 (2006)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 215—County Planning; Zoning; Housing Codes, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­215.­html (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 215, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­215ano.­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.