2017 ORS 275.225¹
Sale of county land by private sale
  • conditions
  • notice
  • terms

(1) Notwithstanding ORS 275.110 (Order to sell certain county lands) to 275.220 (Procedure upon default or breach under land sale contract), the governing body of a county may authorize the sale of county land by private sale as provided in this section if each parcel of county land to be sold:

(a) Has a real market value of less than $15,000 on the assessment roll prepared for the county; and

(b) Is unsuited for the construction or placement of a dwelling under applicable zoning ordinances and building codes.

(2) The governing body of the county may publish a notice of the private sale of county land described in subsection (1) of this section in a newspaper of general circulation in the county. The notice must contain a description of the land and must indicate the real market value of the land.

(3) Not earlier than 15 days after publication of the notice, an officer or employee of the county authorized by the governing body of the county to sell the land may sell all or a part of the land, at private sale without further notice, at a price the governing body of the county considers reasonable.

(4) A sale under this section must be made in the manner provided by ORS 275.190 (Cash or installment sale) (1). [1989 c.305 §1; 1997 c.805 §1; 2005 c.243 §7; 2007 c.231 §1; 2007 c.435 §1]

Note: 275.225 (Sale of county land by private sale) was enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but was not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 275 or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Prior owner’s purchasing right in “exchange” of foreclosed land, (1974) Vol 36, p 1142; exchange of land purchased with money from County Road Fund, (1982) Vol 42, p 271

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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