2017 ORS 275.027¹
Adverse possession of county lands

The rights of any county to public lands are not extinguished by adverse possession. No title or property rights to public lands shall be acquired against the county through operation of a statute of limitations. [1981 c.153 §51]

Notes of Decisions

ORS 12.250 (Actions by state, county or public corporations) and 275.027 (Adverse possession of county lands) are properly viewed not as limiting ability of adverse possessors to acquire title to county lands, but as removing impedi­ment to county’s ability to defend its record title to real prop­erty. Coos County v. State of Oregon, 303 Or 173, 734 P2d 1348 (1987)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 275—County Lands, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors275.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 275, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano275.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
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