2017 ORS 478.100¹
Immaterial defects in organization not to invalidate district organization

No final order of a county board establishing a district shall be set aside, or annulled upon appeal or review, on account of any defect or irregularity in the petition asking for organization of such district, or notice thereof, which does not materially affect the substantial rights of an interested party. The following irregularities are declared to be immaterial defects:

(1) Errors of description of the intermediate points, courses or distances of the exterior boundaries of the proposed district set out in the petition for organization or as changed at the hearing by the county board, when the exterior boundaries can be otherwise definitely determined.

(2) Errors in posting notices where it can be shown that all persons objecting to the proceedings had actual notice thereof prior to the hearing.

(3) Errors in or omissions of the names of petitioners or number thereof, or in the percentage thereof of property owners in the district, required to sign the petition for organization, where there is entered upon the records of the county board an order or proclamation establishing or legally forming such district. [Amended by 1969 c.667 §10; 1975 c.326 §4]

Chapter 478

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Propriety of office holding of a land owning nonresident elected director of a rural fire protec­tion district, (1975) Vol 37, p 873

Law Review Cita­tions

51 OLR 53 (1971)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 478—Rural Fire Protection Districts, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors478.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 478, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano478.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
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.