2017 ORS 226.520¹
Definitions for ORS 226.510 to 226.640

As used in ORS 226.510 (Certain cemeteries as menace to public) to 226.640 (Issuance of permit to restore, maintain and preserve abandoned cemetery):

(1) “Abandoned cemetery” means a cemetery in which remains have not been interred in the last five years and:

(a) That does not have a known owner;

(b) For which the last known owner is deceased and the title was not conveyed; or

(c) That was owned by an entity that no longer exists and that did not convey title.

(2) “Cemetery” means a tract of land set apart by deed, will or otherwise, for a burial ground, or for the purpose of interring remains.

(3) “Diligent search” means a search reasonably calculated to discover:

(a) Graves from the existence of monuments, contour of land and terrain, fencing, curbing and other evidences of the location of graves; and

(b) The location of remains and whether or not a given plot contains remains, for which it shall be sufficient to employ the method commonly known as probing.

(4) “Municipal corporation” means the governing body of a city incorporated under the laws of this state.

(5) “Remains” means the remains of a deceased person.

(6) “Suitable location” means a cemetery, now in existence or hereafter established, including a portion of a cemetery subject to the provisions of ORS 226.510 (Certain cemeteries as menace to public) to 226.640 (Issuance of permit to restore, maintain and preserve abandoned cemetery), where provision is made for the perpetual care and upkeep of the graves. [1953 c.298 §2; 2005 c.22 §173; 2017 c.160 §4]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 226—City Parks, Memorials and Cemeteries, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors226.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
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.
 
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