ORS 203.135¹
Eminent domain power of county

In addition to any other powers granted to a county under state law or county charter, a county governing body may exercise the power of eminent domain under ORS chapter 35 to acquire any right or interest in real property for:

(1) Public road, trail or other public easement purposes.

(2) Public park or recreation area purposes.

(3) Public building or public institution purposes.

(4) Purposes of development or protection of property acquired for a purpose otherwise described in this section including acquisition of land for use as a quarry, drainage way, pond, marsh or similar purpose. [1981 c.153 §50]

Chapter 203

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Standards county may impose for approval of private roads created in parti­tioning land, (1972) Vol 35, p 1230

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 203—County Governing Bodies; County Home Rule, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors203.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2019, Chapter 203, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano203.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
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