2007 ORS 377.635¹
Junkyard in violation of restrictions declared a public nuisance
  • authority to abate
  • when junk placed on state highway right of way

(1) Any junkyard which comes into existence after June 30, 1967, and which is in violation of ORS 377.620 (Restrictions on maintaining or establishing junkyard along highway), is hereby found and declared to be a public nuisance. The Director of Transportation, 30 days after written notice is mailed to the person owning or operating the junkyard, may institute, on behalf of the Department of Transportation any legal proceedings the director considers necessary to prevent the violation of ORS 377.620 (Restrictions on maintaining or establishing junkyard along highway).

(2) Whenever the owner or operator of a junkyard places junk on state highway right of way adjacent to or in the immediate vicinity of the junkyard, the director, 10 days after written notice is mailed to the person owning or operating the junkyard, may remove and store the junk. Junk placed on a highway right of way adjacent to or in the vicinity of a junkyard is prima facie evidence that it has been placed there by the owner or the operator of the junkyard. After 30 days of storage, unless claimed sooner by the owner, the director may sell or otherwise dispose of the junk by sale or otherwise. When removal is performed by the director, the director shall not be liable for conversion of any personal property and the director may collect the director’s cost for removal, storage and sale or disposal from the person owning the junk. [1967 c.590 §8; 1975 c.262 §2; 1979 c.210 §4; 1993 c.741 §51]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 377—Highway Beautification; Motorist Information Signs, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­377.­html (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
 
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
 
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