2015 ORS 537.133¹
Permittee’s right to enter on forestland
  • notice

(1) A permittee may not enter upon forestland adjacent to the point of diversion designated in the permit until such person provides notice to the landowner of the permittee’s intention to enter upon such property. The notice shall:

(a) Be in writing;

(b) Be mailed to the landowner 30 days prior to the commencement of any construction, maintenance or repair work; and

(c) Give a complete description of the location and duration of the work project.

(2) If a permittee fails to provide the notice required in subsection (1) of this section, the permittee shall not obtain any right to continued use of the land without the express written consent of the landowner.

(3) For purposes of determining whether a prescriptive easement or way of necessity has been established under Oregon common law, unimproved or unenclosed forestlands shall include commercial forestland parcels larger than 20 acres. [1989 c.509 §5]

Note: 537.133 (Permittee's right to enter on forestland) was enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but was not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 537 or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.

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 (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2015, Chapter 537, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano537.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
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.