2015 ORS 92.120¹
Recording plats
  • filing copies
  • preservation of records

(1) The plat of a subdivision described in ORS 92.050 (Requirements of survey and plat of subdivision and partition), when made and approved as required and offered for record in the records of the county where the described land is situated, must be recorded by the county recording officer upon the payment of the fees provided by law. The fact of recording and the date of recording must be entered on the plat and the plat must be indexed in the deed records by owner name and subdivision.

(2) The partition plat described in ORS 92.050 (Requirements of survey and plat of subdivision and partition), when made and approved as required and offered for record in the records of the county where the described land is situated, must be recorded by the county recording officer upon the payment of the fees provided by law. The fact of recording and the date of recording must be entered on the plat and the plat must be indexed by owner name and plat type or plat name. Partition plats must be numbered by year and sequentially and be recorded in deed records.

(3) At the time of recording a subdivision or partition plat, the person offering it for recording shall also file with the county surveyor and with the county recording officer, if requested by the county recording officer, an exact copy of the plat made on material that has the characteristics of strength and permanency required by the county surveyor. The surveyor who made the subdivision or partition plat shall certify that the photocopy or tracing is an exact copy of the subdivision or partition plat. The subdivider shall provide without cost the number of prints from the copy that are required by the governing body of the county.

(4) For the purpose of preserving the record of subdivision or town plats or partition plats, the plats may be microfilmed or stored for safekeeping without folding or cutting. All records must be created and stored in accordance with all applicable rules and regulations and in a manner that ensures the permanent preservation of the record. [Amended by 1955 c.756 §16; 1973 c.696 §18; 1977 c.488 §1; 1985 c.582 §10; 1987 c.649 §12; 1989 c.772 §17; 1991 c.763 §17; 1993 c.702 §7; 1995 c.382 §9; 1997 c.489 §6; 1999 c.710 §4; 2005 c.399 §13]

Notes of Decisions

Due process standards applicable to land use decisions apply to ad­min­is­tra­­tion of subdivision ordinance. Bienz v. City of Dayton, 29 Or App 761, 566 P2d 904 (1977), Sup Ct review denied

Due process require­ments for granting of variances are identical regardless of whether variance is area variance or use variance. Bienz v. City of Dayton, 29 Or App 761, 566 P2d 904 (1977), Sup Ct review denied

Approval of tentative plan under subdivision ordinance is final order reviewable in writ of review pro­ceed­ing. Bienz v. City of Dayton, 29 Or App 761, 566 P2d 904 (1977), Sup Ct review denied

Modifica­tion of sought-after approval of tentative plan must be treated same procedurally as initial applica­tion. Bienz v. City of Dayton, 29 Or App 761, 566 P2d 904 (1977), Sup Ct review denied

Owner of parcel unlawfully conveyed without having been parti­tioned could not unilaterally seek to parti­tion parcel from remainder of original prop­erty remaining in separate ownership. Kilian v. City of West Linn, 88 Or App 242, 744 P2d 1314 (1987)

Under statutes in effect in 1981, parti­tioning of land parcel had effect of vacating pre­vi­ous lot lines unless parti­tion map indicates continued existence of parti­tioned lots. Weyerhaeuser Real Estate Develop­ment Co. v. Polk County, 246 Or App 548, 267 P3d 855 (2011)

Law Review Cita­tions

10 WLJ 398, 399 (1974)

Chapter 92

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Standards county may impose for approval of private roads created in parti­tioning land, (1972) Vol 35, p 1230; effect of county zoning ordinances on approved subdivision plat, (1973) Vol 36, p 702; applica­tion of Fasano v. Bd. of County Commrs., decision, (1974) Vol 36, p 960

Law Review Cita­tions

10 WLJ 394-403 (1974)


1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 92—Subdivisions and Partitions, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors092.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2015, Chapter 92, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano092.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
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