ORS 62.809¹
Requirements for membership in cooperative
  • acceptance and entitlements of member
  • membership after sale of dwelling

(1) A person may become a member of a manufactured dwelling park nonprofit cooperative if the person:

(a) Is a natural person;

(b) Owns a manufactured dwelling that is, or is to be, located in a manufactured dwelling park of the cooperative and occupied by the person;

(c) Pays the membership fee required by the cooperative; and

(d) Meets any additional membership qualifications established in the articles of incorporation or bylaws of the cooperative.

(2) A manufactured dwelling park nonprofit cooperative shall accept as a member any person who meets the qualifications described in subsection (1) of this section.

(3) Membership in a manufactured dwelling park nonprofit cooperative entitles the member to rent space for a manufactured dwelling in a manufactured dwelling park of the cooperative and to occupy the manufactured dwelling.

(4) The total number of memberships available for issuance by a manufactured dwelling park nonprofit cooperative may not exceed the number of manufactured dwelling spaces in the manufactured dwelling park of the cooperative. A cooperative shall create or issue one membership for each manufactured dwelling that is, or is to be, located in a manufactured dwelling park of the cooperative and occupied by the dwelling owner. A person may not own more than one membership in the same cooperative. A membership may not be issued to a person unless the person meets the qualifications for membership described in subsection (1) of this section.

(5) A cooperative shall issue memberships for a fee determined by the directors of the cooperative. The directors may periodically adjust the fee amount as provided in the articles of incorporation or bylaws of the cooperative. Except for periodic adjustments, the membership fee charged by the cooperative shall be the same for all members.

(6) A member may sell or redeem membership in the cooperative only to the cooperative. A member may not sell or redeem membership to the cooperative for more than the price the member paid for the membership.

(7) Except as provided in this section, the articles of incorporation or bylaws of the cooperative shall establish the methods for accepting and terminating membership and for the sale or redemption of a membership.

(8)(a) A member may sell to another person the member’s manufactured dwelling located in the manufactured dwelling park of a cooperative. The member selling the manufactured dwelling must arrange to sell or redeem the membership to the cooperative as described in subsection (6) of this section.

(b) A person that buys a manufactured dwelling located in the park of a cooperative from any person may apply to become a member of the cooperative.

(c) Except as provided in paragraph (d) of this subsection:

(A) If a member of the cooperative transfers title to a manufactured dwelling located in the park of the cooperative to a person other than a lienholder, and a new owner of the manufactured dwelling does not become a member of the cooperative within six months after the member transfers title, the owner of the manufactured dwelling must remove the manufactured dwelling from the park of the cooperative.

(B) If title to a manufactured dwelling located in the park of a cooperative is transferred to a lienholder, and a buyer of the manufactured dwelling from the lienholder or from a person that acquired title from the lienholder does not become a member of the cooperative within 12 months after title is transferred to the lienholder, the owner of the manufactured dwelling must remove the manufactured dwelling from the park of the cooperative.

(d) An owner of a manufactured dwelling is not required to remove the manufactured dwelling as described in paragraph (c) of this subsection if the cooperative agrees with the owner in writing to:

(A) Waive or extend the deadline by which the buyer or subsequent buyer must remove the manufactured dwelling; or

(B) Store the manufactured dwelling on the space for a specified period of time.

(e) Notwithstanding ORS 446.626 (Recording manufactured structures in county deed records), if a manufactured dwelling located in a manufactured dwelling park of a cooperative was recorded in the county deed records before title to the manufactured dwelling was transferred from the record owner of the manufactured dwelling, the county shall continue to list the manufactured dwelling in the deed records until the earlier of:

(A) Twelve months after title is transferred from the record owner to a person other than a lienholder shown on the deed record for the manufactured dwelling, unless the county is notified that a subsequent buyer of the manufactured dwelling has become a member of the cooperative;

(B) Twelve months after title is transferred to a lienholder shown on the deed record for the manufactured dwelling, unless the county is notified that a subsequent buyer of the manufactured dwelling has become a member of the cooperative; or

(C) Issuance of a trip permit under ORS 446.631 (Process for moving manufactured structure) for moving the dwelling.

(9) If a newly created manufactured dwelling park originates as a manufactured dwelling park nonprofit cooperative, a manufactured dwelling owner must become a member of the cooperative before residing in the park. [2007 c.607 §5; 2009 c.609 §5; 2017 c.198 §6]

Chapter 62

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Homestead as applied to a shareholder-tenant in a co­op­er­a­tive apart­ment, (1971) Vol 35, p 897

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 62—Cooperatives, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors062.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2019, Chapter 62, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano062.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
 
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