The following is a verbatim copy of Chapter 193 of the Oregon
Statutes, which deals with the publication of legal notice.
If more than one newspaper or publication fulfills the requirements
of subsection (3) of this section, the public notice shall be
published in that newspaper or publication which the moving party
considers most effective for providing actual notice. [Amended
by 1963 c.432 §1; 1979 c.760 §2; 1983 c.831 §1]
193.030 Newspaper in which district legal advertisements and notices
may be published.
Legal advertisements and notices for irrigation districts and
road districts, the publication of which is now required by law,
shall be published in a newspaper within the district; and if there
is no newspaper in the district, in the newspaper nearest to the
district affected. [Amended by 1973 c.57 §3]
193.040 Publication on weekdays in daily paper.
Where publication of any form of notice for successive or consecutive
days in a daily paper is provided for by statute, the publication
of such notice on weekdays is a full compliance with such statute.
193.050 Notice by telegraph.
Whenever any notice, information or intelligence, written or otherwise,
is required to be given, the same may be given by telegraph. The
dispatch containing the same shall be delivered to the person entitled
thereto, or to the agent or attorney of the person. Notice by telegraph
is actual notice.
193.060 Computation of publication time.
The time for the publication of legal notices shall be computed
so as to exclude the first day of publication and to include the
day on which the act or event of which notice is given is to happen,
or which completes the full period required for publication.
193.070 Proof of publication.
Proof of publication of a document or notice required by law,
or by an order of a court or judge, to be published in a newspaper,
may be made by the affidavit of the owner, editor, publisher, manager
or advertising manager of the newspaper or the principal clerk of
any of them, or the printer or the foreman of the printer, showing
the same. The affidavit may be in substantially the form set forth
in ORCP 7 F(2)(b) and shall have annexed a copy of the document
or notice. [Amended by 1979 c.284 §122]
193.080 Filing affidavit of publication; original or copy as
If an affidavit of publication is made in an action, suit or proceeding
pending in a court, it may be filed with the clerk thereof; if not
so made, it may be filed with the county clerk of the county where
the newspaper is printed. In either case, the original affidavit,
or if the same is filed with the clerk, a copy thereof, duly certified,
is primary evidence of the facts stated therein. [Amended by 1993
193.090 Compensation for publication.
193.095 [1967 c.283 §7; repealed by 1979 c.760 §4]
- The compensation for the publication of all public notices which
are now or hereafter required by law to be published shall be
at a rate not to exceed that published by a newspaper as its open
display advertising rate, that is, the per column inch rate charged
local advertisers not under contract to a newspaper for a fixed
rate or minimum quantity of advertising. However, a newspaper
shall grant its customary discounts or contractual rates to the
county, city, district or other jurisdiction which fulfills the
requirements necessary to qualify for the discounts or contractual
- The published size of all public notices shall be determined
by the person authorizing publication of the public notice, but
shall be designed to afford the public reasonable ease in reading
the information contained therein. Any public notice which must
be typeset by the newspaper shall be in a type size no smaller
than that used by that newspaper in its regular classified advertising
columns, with spacing between lines and copy blocks commensurate
with similar type matter. [Amended by 1963 c.576 §36; 1963
c.623 §1; 1971 c.295 §1; 1979 c.760 §3]
193.100 Payment for newspaper publication of state laws or
When any law or notice is published in any newspaper of this state,
by virtue of any law authorizing any state officer to direct such
publication at the expense of the state, all charges for such publication
shall be paid as provided in ORS 293.295 to 293.462. The Oregon
Department of Administrative Services shall draw a warrant upon
the State Treasurer therefor, specifying the account upon which
the warrant is drawn. The treasurer shall pay the same in like manner
as other appropriations are paid. [Amended by 1983 c.740 §47]
193.110 [Repealed by 1957 c.356 §1]
Radio and Television
193.310 Definitions for ORS 193.310 to 193.360.
As used in ORS 193.310 to 193.360, unless the context requires
193.320 Radio and television broadcasts as supplement to newspaper
- "Broadcast" means the transmission of information by means of
radio or television facilities.
- "Notice" means any notice that is required by law to be published.
- "Station" means any radio or television station licensed for
commercial operation by the Federal Communications Commission.
[1967 c.63 §1; 1979 c.190 §401]
193.330 Reference to candidate for public office prohibited; transcript
available to public.
- Any state or other public officer who is required by law to
publish any notice may supplement publication thereof by causing
such notice or a concise summary or description thereof to be
broadcast at such times and with such frequency as the public
officer determines suitable when, in the judgment of the public
officer, the public interest is served thereby.
- Notices by political subdivisions of this state, cities, municipal
and quasi-municipal corporations, special districts and other
public agencies shall be made only by stations whose primary broadcast
coverage encompasses the county or counties in which the notice
is required to be given. [1967 c.63 §3]
193.340 Proof of broadcast.
- In the broadcast of the notice or material under ORS 193.310
to 193.360 and 251.295, no reference by name to any person who
is a candidate for elective public office at the time of the broadcast
shall be made.
- Each station that broadcasts any notice or material under ORS
193.310 to 193.360 and 251.295 shall retain at its office a copy
or transcription of the text of the notice or material as broadcast
for a period of six months after the broadcast. The copy or transcript
shall be available for public inspection at reasonable times.
[1967 c.63 §4]
Proof of publication of the notice or other material under ORS
193.310 to 193.360 and 251.295 shall be by affidavit of the owner,
manager, assistant manager or program director of the station, in
substantially the following form:
AFFIDAVIT OF BROADCAST
State of Oregon, ) ) ss.
County of _________ )
I, _______, being first duly sworn, depose and say that I am the
owner, manager, assistant manager or program director of station
______, a radio (television) station broadcasting from ______ in
the aforesaid county and state; that the notice (or other material)
described as ______ was broadcast on the following days: (here set
forth dates and times when the same was broadcast).
Subscribed and sworn to before me ___________ (Month) ________
Notary Public for Oregon
My commission expires: ___________
[1967 c.63 §5]
193.350 Selection of broadcast stations.
All public officials performing functions under ORS 193.310 to
193.360 and 255.510 shall select stations that best assure effective
publicity for the notice or material being broadcast, based on the
nature of the notice or material being broadcast. [1967 c.63 §6]
193.360 Payment for broadcasts authorized by state officer.
When any broadcast is made by order of a state officer where publication
of the same notice is made at the expense of the state, all charges
for the broadcast shall be paid as provided in ORS 293.295 to 293.462.
The Oregon Department of Administrative Services shall draw a warrant
upon the State Treasurer therefor, specifying the account upon which
the warrant is drawn. The treasurer shall pay the amount in the
same manner as other amounts owed by the state are paid. [1967 c.63
§7; 1983 c.740 §48]