Oregon Statutes - Chapter 276 - Public Facilities - Section 276.214 - Acquiring land, buildings and structures; eminent domain procedure.

(1) The Oregon Department of Administrative Services may acquire by purchase, condemnation or otherwise:

(a) The land, buildings and structures deemed necessary, suitable or expedient for carrying out the provisions of ORS 276.212.

(b) The easements or rights of way, within or outside of any city or town, necessary for the construction, operation, maintenance or repair of underground conduits, pipes, transmission poles and wires.

(2) The Oregon Department of Administrative Services shall have the power of eminent domain for the purpose of acquiring any property necessary for carrying out the provisions of ORS 276.212. The action or proceeding shall be brought in the name of the State of Oregon in the circuit court of the proper county in this state. The procedure shall be that provided by law for the condemnation of real property or other property for the use of the public by the state or a subdivision of the state. The Oregon Department of Administrative Services may take immediate possession of the property, or the use of the property, required by the state for the purposes of ORS 276.212 by depositing with the clerk of the court the sum of money that the court, on five daysí notice to the adverse party, deems adequate to secure the owner of the property sought to be taken.

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