ORS 830.885¹
Return of seized property
  • investigation to determine ownership
  • notice to owner

(1) When the property seized under ORS 830.880 (Seizure of boats and equipment from which identification number has been removed) is not listed as stolen by the National Crime Information Center and the hull identification number is established the property shall be returned to the person from whom it was seized if:

(a) The person can establish that the person is the owner of the property; or

(b) The person executes a good and valid surety bond in an amount at least equal to the market value of the property and conditioned upon return of the property to the owner, if one can be established. The bond will be for a period of time determined by the State Marine Board.

(2) If the person to whom the property was returned does not establish that the person is the owner of the property the police agency holding the property shall make reasonable efforts to determine the names and addresses of the owner and all persons of record having an interest in the property. If the police agency is able to determine the names and addresses of the owner and such other persons it shall immediately notify the owner by registered or certified mail of the disposition of the property.

(3) When the property seized under ORS 830.880 (Seizure of boats and equipment from which identification number has been removed) is not listed as stolen by the National Crime Information Center and the hull identification numbers have been removed, altered or defaced and the person from whom the property was seized cannot establish that the person is the owner of the property, the sheriff of the county where the seizure took place shall take custody of the property and sell the property at public auction in the manner provided in ORS 87.192 (Notice of foreclosure sale to lien debtor) and 87.196 (Notice of foreclosure sale to secured parties) or dispose of the property in a manner provided by local ordinance. If a bid for the property is not offered at the public auction, the sheriff may destroy or otherwise dispose of the property. [Formerly 488.910; 1999 c.391 §4]

Chapter 830

See also annota­tions under ORS chapter 488 in permanent edi­tion.

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Public right to use artificial lake created for recrea­tion on a nonnavigable stream on privately owned land, (1972) Vol 35, p 1202

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 830—Small Watercraft, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­830.­html (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 830, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­830ano.­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.
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