ORS 376.535¹
Use of appropriated property
  • reversion on disuse

(1) Any property acquired under ORS 376.505 (Filing statement of route and bond) to 376.540 (Logging roads) shall be used exclusively for the purposes set forth therein or such incidental purposes as may be necessary to the continued carrying out of such purposes.

(2) Whenever the use of property as contemplated in ORS 376.505 (Filing statement of route and bond) to 376.540 (Logging roads) ceases for a period of two years, it shall revert to the original owner, or the heirs or assigns of the original owner, but in assessing damages the amount allowed shall not be in any manner lessened or decreased by reason of the possibility that the lands may so revert to their original owner.

(3) The limitations set out in this section shall not apply to or run against any interest acquired by the state.

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 376—Ways of Necessity; Special Ways; Pedestrian Malls, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors376.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
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. Currency Information