2007 ORS 478.010¹
  • territories that may not be included in districts

(1) A rural fire protection district may be formed in the manner set forth in ORS 478.010 (Formation) to 478.100 (Immaterial defects in organization not to invalidate district organization).

(2) A district may not include:

(a) Territory within a city unless otherwise authorized by law.

(b) Territory within a water supply district organized under ORS chapter 264 if the district has previously been authorized by its electors to exercise the fire protection powers prescribed by ORS 264.340 (Purchase and maintenance of fire equipment).

(c) Forestlands included within a forest protection district under ORS 477.205 (Definitions for ORS 477.205 to 477.281) to 477.281 (Limitation on obligation of landowner for fire protection) unless the owner consents and notifies the rural fire protection district, however, forestland protected pursuant to ORS 477.205 (Definitions for ORS 477.205 to 477.281) to 477.281 (Limitation on obligation of landowner for fire protection) and not exceeding five acres in one ownership shall be included in the rural fire protection district without the owner’s consent if the ownership includes any structures subject to damage by fire. Forestland included in a rural fire protection district under this subsection subjects the forestland to assessments for fire protection by the rural fire protection district and the forest protection district.

(d) Railroad rights of way or improvements thereon or rolling stock moving thereover unless the owner of such property consents.

(e) Ocean shores as defined by ORS 390.605 (Definitions). [Subsection (2) enacted as 1953 c.144 §1; 1969 c.651 §3; 1969 c.667 §§3, 69; 1971 c.727 §137; 1973 c.124 §1; 1973 c.337 §1a; 2001 c.104 §217]

Atty. Gen. Opinions

When district may levy taxes on prop­erty within a forest protec­tion district, (1972) Vol 36, p 71; levy of taxes by a rural fire protec­tion district on prop­erty also within a forest protec­tion district, but which prop­erty does not come within the defini­tion of "forest land," (1973) Vol 36, p 586

Chapter 478

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Propriety of office holding of a land owning nonresident elected director of a rural fire protec­tion district, (1975) Vol 37, p 873

Law Review Cita­tions

51 OLR 53 (1971)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 478—Rural Fire Protection Districts, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­478.­html (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 478, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­478ano.­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.