ORS 554.020¹
Articles of incorporation
  • filing

(1) One or more natural persons of the age of 18 or more, a domestic or foreign corporation, a partnership or an association, by submitting articles of incorporation to the Office of the Secretary of State for filing, may act as incorporators of a corporation for one or more of the following purposes:

(a) Irrigating or draining land.

(b) Furnishing land with water for domestic use.

(c) Protecting land by flood control.

(d) Taking ownership of and operating existing sanitary sewer facilities when water for domestic use is supplied pursuant to paragraph (b) of this subsection.

(2) The incorporators shall file a true copy of the articles of incorporation in the county clerk’s office of the county where the land incorporated is situated.

(3) The requirements for filing a document under ORS 554.005 (Filing requirements) apply to articles of incorporation. [Amended by 1971 c.200 §8; 1987 c.94 §145; 1987 c.579 §1; 2013 c.284 §1]

Chapter 554

Notes of Decisions

Water improve­ment district formed under this chapter is unit of govern­ment for purposes of filing suit under ORS 305.583 (Interested taxpayer petitions for certain determinations), but is not “govern­mental unit” within meaning of sec­tion 11b, Article XI of Oregon Constitu­tion. Comeaux v. Water Wonderland Improve­ment Dist., 12 OTR 132 (1992), aff’d 315 Or 562, 847 P2d 841 (1993)

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Authority of State Land Board to enter into nonprofit wa­ter supply district corpora­tion, (1978) Vol 38, p 2199

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 554—Corporations for Irrigation, Drainage, Water Supply or Flood Control, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors554.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2019, Chapter 554, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano554.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
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