2017 ORS 696.541¹
Authority of commissioner over escrow agents
  • rules

(1) The Real Estate Commissioner shall have general supervision and control over all escrow agents doing business in this state. Subject to ORS chapter 183, the commissioner may adopt such rules as reasonably necessary for the administration and enforcement of ORS 696.505 (Definitions for ORS 696.505 to 696.590) to 696.590 (Penalty amounts).

(2) All escrow agents are subject to audits or examinations by the commissioner, or the commissioner’s authorized representatives at any time the commissioner considers advisable. The commissioner may collect from each escrow agent the reasonable expenses of such audit or examination including but not limited to any administrative expense for travel.

(3) The provisions of this section and of any other section relating to the examination of the affairs of an escrow agent shall extend to an escrow agent whose license has expired or been revoked or suspended, if in the judgment of the commissioner, such agent has violated any provisions of ORS 696.505 (Definitions for ORS 696.505 to 696.590) to 696.590 (Penalty amounts). [1977 c.351 §12 (enacted in lieu of 696.540); 1981 c.617 §27; 1985 c.399 §4; 1991 c.874 §7; 2001 c.300 §39; 2003 c.427 §11]

Chapter 696

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Sales of subdivision lots by mobile home salespeople, (1975) Vol 37, p 865; sales or offers of interests in limited partnerships to invest in real estate, (1978) Vol 38, p 1971

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 696—Real Estate and Escrow Activities, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors696.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 696, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano696.­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.