2015 ORS 35.555¹
Determination of necessity
  • suit by Attorney General

Whenever the state requires property for any public use, the necessity for the acquisition to be decided and declared in the first instance by the board, if the board and the owner of such property cannot agree upon the price to be paid for the amount of or interest in the property required for such public use, and the damages for the taking thereof, the board may request the Attorney General to, and the Attorney General shall when so requested, commence and prosecute in any court of competent jurisdiction in the name of the State of Oregon any necessary or appropriate suit, action or proceeding for the condemnation of the amount of or interest in the property required for such purposes and for the assessment of the damages for the taking thereof. [Formerly 281.220]

Chapter 35

Notes of Decisions

Replace­ment value of prop­erty should not be considered unless prop­erty is unique or unless prop­erty taken performs legally necessary func­tion. State Bd. of Higher Educ. v. First Methodist Church, 6 Or App 492, 488 P2d 835 (1971)

Occupa­tion of land by condemner during eminent domain pro­ceed­ings does not constitute waiver by condemner of its right to abandon such pro­ceed­ings. Port of Newport v. Haydon, 10 Or App 271, 498 P2d 825 (1972)

Organiza­tion of prop­erty owners adjoining automobile raceway did not show in challenging city's grant of noise ordinance variance to raceway that it utilized eminent domain pro­ce­dures es­tab­lished by state law. Citizen's Ass'n. of Portland v. Intern. Race­ways, 833 F2d 763 (1987)

Law Review Cita­tions

8 WLJ 261-268 (1972); 85 OLR 1063 (2006)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 35—Eminent Domain; Public Acquisition of Property, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors035.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2015, Chapter 35, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano035.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
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.