ORS 830.909¹
Offense of abandoning boat, floating home or boathouse
  • liability for costs of removal, cleanup and disposal

(1) A person commits the offense of abandoning a boat, floating home or boathouse if the person leaves a boat, floating home or boathouse on the waters of this state or upon any public or private property except with the permission of the property owner, or at an established or attended moorage or in any area leased for occupation by the Department of State Lands under ORS chapter 274.

(2) The owner of the boat, floating home or boathouse as shown by the records of the State Marine Board shall be considered responsible for the abandonment of the boat, floating home or boathouse in the manner prohibited by this section and shall be liable for the cost of removal, cleanup and disposition of the abandoned boat, floating home or boathouse.

(3) A boat, floating home or boathouse abandoned in violation of this section is subject to the provisions for removal of an abandoned boat, floating home or boathouse under ORS 830.912 (Removing authority power to remove and take into custody abandoned boat, floating home or boathouse) and 830.914 (Removing authority custody of boat, floating home or boathouse that constitutes hazard) and to being sold or disposed of as provided under ORS 98.245 (Disposition of unclaimed property). [1999 c.692 §3; 2003 c.693 §5]

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/­Archive/­2007ors830.­pdf (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).
 
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