2017 ORS 368.016¹
County authority over roads
  • limitations

(1) Except as provided in this section or as otherwise specifically provided by law, the exercise of governmental powers relating to a road within a county is a matter of county concern.

(2) A county governing body:

(a) Does not have jurisdiction over any public road that is a state highway.

(b) Shall only take action involving a local access road within a city if the city governing body consents to the action.

(c) May by resolution or order make any public road within its jurisdiction a county road.

(3) Any road that has a classification as a county road on November 1, 1981, shall retain that classification unless the classification is changed under ORS 368.026 (Withdrawal of county road status) or as otherwise provided by law.

(4) A county governing body may seek assistance from the Department of Transportation as provided under ORS 366.155 (Duties and powers of department regarding highways). [1981 c.153 §4; 1993 c.741 §44]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 368—County Roads, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors368.­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.