ORS 530.020¹
Conditions precedent to acceptance of title
  • approval by Attorney General
  • suit to quiet title
  • deeds, deposit and recordation

Title to all lands acquired by the State Board of Forestry under ORS 530.010 (State Board of Forestry authorized to acquire lands) shall be free and clear of all encumbrances except easements of rights of way and reservations or exceptions of gas, oil, coal, mineral and timber rights. All titles shall be approved by the Attorney General before conveyance is accepted. However, the Attorney General may approve title to lands proposed to be acquired from counties under the provisions of ORS 530.030 (Conveyance of county lands to state) or proposed to be acquired by donation or devise when, in the opinion of the Attorney General, existing defects of title are of formal nature and may be cured by suit to quiet title. In case of acquisition of lands with defective title, the Attorney General may institute suit to quiet title to such lands, and all costs in connection therewith shall be a proper charge against the funds of the board. All deeds, abstracts, title insurance policies, and other evidences of title to lands acquired under ORS 530.010 (State Board of Forestry authorized to acquire lands) to 530.040 (Exchange of forestland or timber) shall be deposited with the Secretary of State. All deeds shall promptly be recorded in the county in which the lands are situated. [Amended by 1955 c.421 §1]

Notes of Decisions

Where county transferred forest land that it could have kept and administered for its own benefit to state "in considera­tion of the pay­ment to the county of the percentage of revenue derived from such lands," county is entitled to enforce that claim and state cannot avoid its obliga­tion to county by conveying the prop­erty to third per­son. Tillamook Co. v. State Board of Forestry, 302 Or 404, 730 P2d 1214 (1986)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 530—State Forests; Community Forests, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­Archive/­2007ors530.­pdf (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 530, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­530ano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
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