ORS 818.205¹
Continuous operation variance permit
  • standards
  • relationship to permit issued under ORS 818.200
  • fee

(1) The Department of Transportation, in consultation with other road authorities, shall develop and implement a system of issuing continuous operation variance permits. The system shall allow a person to obtain one permit that is valid for every road authority in whose jurisdiction the person will travel.

(2) The department, in consultation with other road authorities, shall develop standards for terms and conditions of continuous operation variance permits. The standards shall be applicable throughout the state and shall honor size and weight restrictions established by any road authority for highways and structures under its jurisdiction.

(3) If requested to do so by another road authority, the department shall contract with that road authority to allow the authority to distribute permits described in this section. The department may contract with private contractors to distribute permits described in this section.

(4) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a road authority other than the department may not issue a continuous operation variance permit for its roads unless the road authority participates in the system developed under subsection (1) of this section.

(5) For purposes of provisions of Oregon Revised Statutes referring to permits issued under ORS 818.200 (Authority to issue variance permits), a permit issued under this section shall be considered a permit issued under ORS 818.200 (Authority to issue variance permits), unless to so consider the permit contradicts a specific provision of this section.

(6) The fee for a permit issued under this section that is valid for travel in more than one road authority jurisdiction shall be an amount determined by the department by rule, not to exceed $8, plus an additional amount to be determined by the department by rule, not to exceed $8, for each jurisdiction in which travel is authorized by the permit. [1999 c.772 §2]

Chapter 818

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Under Former Similar Statute

County crim­i­nal liability for oversized county road maintenance vehicles operating on county road only, (1981) Vol 42, p 98

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 818—Vehicle Limits, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors818.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2019, Chapter 818, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano818.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
 
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. Currency Information