Oregon Statutes - Chapter 368 - County Roads - Section 368.016 - County authority over roads; limitations.

(1) Except as provided in this section or as otherwise specifically provided by law, the exercise of governmental powers relating to a road within a county is a matter of county concern.

(2) A county governing body:

(a) Does not have jurisdiction over any public road that is a state highway.

(b) Shall only take action involving a local access road within a city if the city governing body consents to the action.

(c) May by resolution or order make any public road within its jurisdiction a county road.

(3) Any road that has a classification as a county road on November 1, 1981, shall retain that classification unless the classification is changed under ORS 368.026 or as otherwise provided by law.

(4) A county governing body may seek assistance from the Department of Transportation as provided under ORS 366.155. [1981 c.153 §4; 1993 c.741 §44]

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