ORS 830.890¹
Public notice to persons having interest in seized property
  • court action
  • sale of property at public auction
  • disposition of proceeds

(1) If the hull or component identification number of property seized pursuant to ORS 830.880 (Seizure of boats and equipment from which identification number has been removed) is not established or if the property is reported as stolen by the National Crime Information Center the police agency having custody of the property shall, after making reasonable efforts to ascertain the names and addresses of the owner and all persons of record having an interest in the property, notify the person from whom the property was seized, and the owner and such other persons if they can be ascertained, of their right to respond within 60 days from the issuance of the notice through court action for the return of the seized property. The taking of the property, the description thereof and a statement of the rights of an owner or other persons of record having an interest in the property to respond through court action for the return of the seized property shall be advertised in a daily newspaper published in the city or county where the property was seized, or if a daily newspaper is not published in such city or county, in a newspaper having weekly circulation in the city or county, once a week for two consecutive weeks and by handbills posted in three public places near the place of seizure.

(2) If court action is not initiated within 60 days from the issuance of notice the property shall be sold at public auction by the sheriff or other local police agency having custody of the property. Property seized and held by or at the direction of the Department of State Police under ORS 830.880 (Seizure of boats and equipment from which identification number has been removed) shall be delivered to the sheriff of the county in which the vehicle was located at the time it was taken into custody for sale under this subsection. The sheriff or other local police agency shall, after deducting the expense of keeping the property and the cost of sale, pay all the security interests, according to their priorities which are established by intervention or otherwise at such hearing or in other proceeding brought for that purpose, and shall pay the balance of the proceeds into the general fund of the unit of government employing the officers of the selling police agency. [Formerly 488.915; 1999 c.391 §5]

Chapter 830

See also annota­tions under ORS chapter 488 in permanent edi­tion.

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Public right to use artificial lake created for recrea­tion on a nonnavigable stream on privately owned land, (1972) Vol 35, p 1202

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 830—Small Watercraft, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors830.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2019, Chapter 830, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano830.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
 
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