2017 ORS 497.022¹
Issuance of licenses, tags or permits by commission agents
  • fees

(1) The State Fish and Wildlife Commission may appoint agents to issue any of the licenses, tags or permits the commission is authorized by law to issue. The commission shall prescribe the procedure for the issuance of such licenses, tags and permits. Agents of the commission shall issue licenses, tags and permits in accordance with the prescribed procedure and shall charge and collect the fees prescribed by law therefor.

(2)(a) As part of the fees prescribed in the fee schedule under ORS 497.061 (License, tag and permit fee schedule) and in addition to fees otherwise prescribed by law for the issuance of a license, tag or permit, the issuing agent shall charge and collect:

(A) For each resident annual sportspac license issued pursuant to ORS 497.132 (Combined licenses for residents) (3)(a) and (4)(a), $5.

(B) For each nonresident annual hunting license issued pursuant to ORS 497.102 (Hunting licenses and permits), $10.

(C) For each nonresident annual deer tag, nonresident annual elk tag, nonresident annual black bear tag, nonresident annual mountain goat tag, nonresident annual mountain sheep tag and nonresident annual antelope tag issued pursuant to ORS 497.112 (Hunting tags) (1), $10.

(D) For any other license, tag or permit, $2 each.

(b) If the agent is a county clerk, the agent shall deposit the agent fees provided for in this section in the general fund of the county for which the agent is the clerk. If the agent is an employee of the State Department of Fish and Wildlife, the agent fees shall be deposited in the State Wildlife Fund. Agents other than county clerks or department employees who issue licenses without the use of a state computerized licensing system may retain the agent fees for their license tag or permit issuance services. Agents other than county clerks or department employees who issue licenses, tags or permits using a state computerized licensing system may retain a portion of the agent fees not less than:

(A) For each resident annual sportspac license issued pursuant to ORS 497.132 (Combined licenses for residents) (3)(a) and (4)(a), $2.50.

(B) For each nonresident annual hunting license issued pursuant to ORS 497.102 (Hunting licenses and permits), $7.50.

(C) For each nonresident annual deer tag, nonresident annual elk tag, nonresident annual black bear tag, nonresident annual mountain goat tag, nonresident annual mountain sheep tag and nonresident annual antelope tag issued pursuant to ORS 497.112 (Hunting tags) (1), $7.50.

(D) For any other license, tag or permit, as may be specified by contract between the department and the agent for license, tag or permit issuance service performed by the agent, $1 each.

(3) If the commission finds that an agent appointed pursuant to this section has violated any of the provisions of law or the procedures prescribed by the commission for the issuance of licenses, tags or permits or the collection and disposition of fees therefrom, the commission may revoke the authority of the agent to issue licenses, tags and permits, or may suspend such authority for such time as the commission considers appropriate. [1973 c.723 §45; 1975 c.183 §1; 1981 c.445 §2; 1987 c.345 §1; 1989 c.573 §1; 1993 c.103 §1; 1999 c.1006 §2; amendments by 1999 c.1006 §13 repealed by 2001 c.949 §1; 2001 c.104 §223; 2009 c.832 §3; 2013 c.236 §2; 2015 c.779 §9]

See also annota­tions under ORS 497.210 in permanent edi­tion.

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Depart­ment of Fish and Wildlife employee as fee-charging license agent, (1981) Vol. 42, p 156

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 497—Licenses and Permits, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors497.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 497, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano497.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
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