ORS 98.384¹
Destruction or disposition of unclaimed property

If the Department of State Lands determines after investigation that any property delivered under ORS 98.352 (Report of abandoned property) has insubstantial commercial value, the department may destroy or otherwise dispose of the property at any time. No action or proceeding may be maintained against the state or any officer or against the holder for or on account of any action taken by the department pursuant to this section. [1983 c.716 §37; 1993 c.694 §14]

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Necessity of probate if abandoned prop­erty is claimed by heirs, (1972) Vol 35, p 1177

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 98—Lost, Unordered and Unclaimed Property; Unlawfully Parked Vehicles, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­098.­html (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 98, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­098ano.­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. Currency Information