2017 ORS 276.214¹
Acquiring land, buildings and structures
  • eminent domain procedure

(1) The Oregon Department of Administrative Services may acquire by purchase, condemnation or otherwise:

(a) The land, buildings and structures deemed necessary, suitable or expedient for carrying out the provisions of ORS 276.212 (Department may establish and operate heat, light, communication and power systems).

(b) The easements or rights of way, within or outside of any city or town, necessary for the construction, operation, maintenance or repair of underground conduits, pipes, transmission poles and wires.

(2) The Oregon Department of Administrative Services shall have the power of eminent domain for the purpose of acquiring any property necessary for carrying out the provisions of ORS 276.212 (Department may establish and operate heat, light, communication and power systems). The action or proceeding shall be brought in the name of the State of Oregon in the circuit court of the proper county in this state. The procedure shall be that provided by law for the condemnation of real property or other property for the use of the public by the state or a subdivision of the state. The Oregon Department of Administrative Services may take immediate possession of the property, or the use of the property, required by the state for the purposes of ORS 276.212 (Department may establish and operate heat, light, communication and power systems) by depositing with the clerk of the court the sum of money that the court, on five days’ notice to the adverse party, deems adequate to secure the owner of the property sought to be taken.

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 276—Public Facilities, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors276.­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.
 
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.