2015 ORS 209.155¹
Removal or destruction of survey monument during road construction
  • survey map in lieu of replacement
  • delineation of newly defined right of way

(1) Notwithstanding ORS 209.150 (Removal or destruction of survey monument), when a recorded survey monument, other than a public land survey corner, is removed, destroyed or disturbed as a result of construction or reconstruction of a public road, the survey monument does not have to be replaced if:

(a) The original location of the recorded survey monument is within the new right of way; and

(b) The person or public agency responsible for the construction or reconstruction causes a registered professional land surveyor to locate any survey monuments that are subject to removal, destruction or disturbance and to file a map, prior to the beginning of construction, with the county surveyor that identifies all existing recorded monuments, the existing right of way and controlling centerline and the survey control used to comply with this section.

(2) The newly defined right of way may be delineated by either of the following methods:

(a) All control points that define the right of way centerline are monumented or referenced with monuments. The right of way boundary is monumented at all angle points, points of curve, points of tangency and at least every 1,000 feet on long curves and tangents. A survey that identifies the survey control and the new right of way and controlling centerline shall be filed with the county surveyor within 180 days after completion of construction.

(b) A permanent survey control point network is established referencing the new right of way and controlling centerline. The network shall consist of at least three control monuments and must span the length of the project. Each control monument shall be intervisible with at least two other control monuments. At least two monuments on the network must be part of the original control used to locate the monuments described in subsection (1)(b) of this section. A map identifying the control network and the new right of way and controlling centerline shall be filed with the county surveyor within 180 days after completion of construction.

(3) The types of monuments shall be as described in ORS 92.060 (Marking subdivision, partition or condominium plats with monuments).

(4) The survey maps required by this section shall comply with ORS 209.250 (Survey by registered land surveyor) and any other requirement of law.

(5) For the purpose of complying with subsection (1)(b) of this section, locating a survey monument may consist of establishing coordinates on the monument using the Oregon Coordinate System pursuant to ORS 93.312 (Oregon Coordinate System), Local Datum Plane coordinates that scale Oregon State Plane coordinates of the Oregon Coordinate System to a plane close to the ground elevation of a survey project or other coordinates compatible with those coordinates shown on the survey.

(6) For the purpose of complying with this section, the date of completion of construction is deemed to be the date when all substantial road improvements are completed. [1997 c.336 §2; 2011 c.179 §3]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 209—County Surveyors, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors209.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
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.