2015 ORS 547.020¹
Fixing time and place of hearing
  • notice
  • jurisdiction over district

(1) Upon presentation of the petition, the county court shall fix the time and place for hearing the petition. Thereupon the clerk in whose office the petition was filed shall give notice in the following manner:

(a) The clerk shall cause notice to be published once each week for four consecutive weeks in some newspaper published in each county in which are situated lands of the district, the last insertion to be made at least 15 days prior to the meeting of the county court at which the petition is to be heard. The notice shall be substantially in the following form and shall be deemed sufficient for all purposes of the Drainage District Act:


Notice of Hearing on Petition to Form Drainage District.

In the County Court of the State of Oregon, for the County of _____.

Notice is given that hearing on the following petition will be held at the courthouse in the city of_____, County of_____, State of Oregon, on the ___ day of_____, 2___, for the purpose of determining whether the prayer of the petition shall be granted.

All persons owning or claiming an interest in lands described in the petition are notified to appear at that place on that date and show cause, if any there be, why the prayer in the petition should not be granted.


Clerk of the County Court


(b) Immediately following the notice and as a part thereof, there shall be published the petition in full, including the signatures thereto.

(2) The county court of the county in which the petition has been filed shall thereafter maintain and have original and exclusive jurisdiction coextensive with the boundaries and limits of the district without regard to county lines, for all purposes of the Drainage District Act.

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 547—Drainage Districts, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors547.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
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.
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