2017 ORS 537.097¹
Verification of land ownership
  • time limits
  • exception

(1) As the Water Resources Commission updates its water right and permit records with current land ownership information from county records or other sources, the commission shall request the person shown in those updated records to verify that the person owns the land to which a water right or permit is appurtenant.

(2) Any person receiving a request under subsection (1) of this section shall return the verification within 120 days.

(3) Except as provided in subsection (4) of this section, the commission shall request verification from all persons shown in updated water right and permit records on or before July 1, 1992.

(4) If the commission considers verification unnecessary for any water right perfected, transferred or adjudicated after July 16, 1987, the commission need not request verification of that water right or permit. [1987 c.649 §2]

Chapter 537

Notes of Decisions

Water control district, in applying for wa­ter appropria­tion permit for hydroelectric project, was exempt from licensing pro­vi­sions of ORS 543.010 (Definitions for ORS 543.010 to 543.610) to 543.620 and needed only to comply with require­ments of this chapter. Steamboaters v. Winchester Water Control Dist., 69 Or App 596, 688 P2d 92 (1984), Sup Ct review denied

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Reserva­tion to state of “all coal and other minerals” in deed of land by state as reserva­tion of geothermal resources, (1980) Vol 41, p 298

Law Review Cita­tions

11 EL 387 (1981); 16 EL 583, 592 (1986); 28 WLR 285 (1992)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 537—Appropriation of Water Generally, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors537.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 537, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano537.­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.