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Statutory References

for Oregon Cities

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The statutory references listed below refer the code user to state statutes applicable to Oregon cities. They are current through April 2015.

Revenue and Finance

Assessments for local improvements. ORS 223.387 – 223.401

Financial administration. ORS Chapter 294

Limitations on powers of city to assist corporations. Oregon Const. Art. XI § 9

Public contracts and purchasing (“Public Contracting Code”). ORS 279.835 – 279.855, ORS Chapters 279A, 279B and 279C

Business Licenses and Regulations

Licensing and taxation. ORS 221.410 et seq.

Liquor licenses. ORS 471.155 et seq.

Taxation of liquor prohibited. ORS 473.190

Health and Safety

Camping by homeless. ORS 203.077 – 203.082

General authority. ORS 221.410 et seq.

State and local enforcement of health laws. ORS Chapter 431

Public Peace, Morals and Welfare

Curfew. ORS 419C.680

Firearms regulation. ORS 166.170 et seq.

General authority. ORS 221.410 et seq.

Noise control. ORS 467.100

Obscenity and indecency. ORS 167.060 – 167.100

Prohibitions on local governments as to crimes involving use of alcohol and drugs. ORS 430.402

State penal code (“Oregon Criminal Code of 1971”). ORS Chapters 161 – 169

Streets, Sidewalks and Public Places

City improvements and works. ORS Chapter 223

City parks, memorials and cemeteries. ORS Chapter 226

Water and Sewers

City sewers and sanitation. ORS Chapter 224

Municipal utilities. ORS Chapter 225

System development charges. ORS 223.297 – 223.314

Buildings and Construction

Adoption of codes by reference. ORS 221.330

Radio antennas. ORS 221.295

Municipal Regulation. ORS 455.148 et seq.

Municipal Review and inspection. ORS 455.675 et seq.

State building code. ORS Chapter 455


Subdivisions and partitions. ORS Chapter 92


City planning and zoning. ORS Chapter 227

Mobile and manufactured dwelling parks. ORS 446.003 et seq.