2017 ORS 374.309¹
County permits
  • rules

(1) The county court or board of county commissioners shall adopt reasonable rules and regulations and may issue permits, not inconsistent with law, for the use of the rights of way of county roads for the purposes described in ORS 374.305 (Necessity of permission to build on rights of way).

(2) Rules and regulations adopted and permits issued under subsection (1) of this section shall include provisions, terms and conditions that in the judgment of the granting authority are in the best interest of the public for the protection of the road and the traveling public and may include, but need not be limited to:

(a) Provisions for construction of culverts under approaches, requirements as to depth of fills over culverts and requirements for drainage facilities, curbs, islands and other facilities for traffic channelization as may be deemed necessary.

(b) With respect to private road crossings, additional provisions for the angle of intersection, crossing at grade or other than grade, sight distances, safety measures including flaggers, crossing signs and signals, reinforcement for protection of the road, maintenance of the crossing and for payment by the applicant of any of the costs of complying with the provisions.

(c) With respect to private road crossings, the granting authority may also require the applicant to furnish:

(A) Public liability and property damage insurance in a sum fixed by the granting authority that indemnifies the members, officers, employees and agents of the granting authority from any claim that might arise on account of the granting of the permit and the crossing of the road by vehicles operating under the permit; and

(B) Indemnity insurance, an indemnity bond or an irrevocable letter of credit issued by an insured institution as defined in ORS 706.008 (Additional definitions for Bank Act) in a sum fixed by the granting authority, indemnifying the granting authority for any damage to the roads that may be caused by the use of the crossing.

(3) The powers granted by this section and ORS 374.315 (Construction under permits) may not be exercised so as to deny any property abutting the road reasonable access. In determining what is reasonable access, the county court or board of county commissioners shall apply the following criteria:

(a) The access must be sufficient to allow the authorized uses for the property identified in the acknowledged local comprehensive plan.

(b) The type, number, size and location of approaches must be adequate to serve the volume and type of traffic reasonably anticipated to enter and exit the property, based on the planned uses for the property. [2011 c.330 §8]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 374—Control of Access to Public Highways, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors374.­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.