Welcome to the website of the Real Estate and Land Use (RELU) Section, one of the largest and most active sections of the Oregon State Bar. RELU members are attorneys who practice across a diverse spectrum of real estate, property, and land use matters. The section executive committee meets monthly to oversee the services provided to members, including publishing the quarterly RELU Digest, sponsoring CLEs on real estate and land use issues, monitoring legislation, proposing law improvements, and providing e-mail notices on topics of interest to members. The RELU website offers links and other resources of use to the practitioner and the public, and is a central portal for real estate and land use information. If you are not a member, but would like to join the RELU section, please click here.


LUBA is amending some of its administrative rules. The rule amendments are intended to modify LUBA’s rules to conform them to recent legislative enactments–House Bill (HB) 3272 (2019), which amended ORS 197.830(10)(a) and ORS 197.830(15)(b), and Senate Bill (SB) 8A (2019), which adopted ORS 197.830(15)(c). The rule amendments amend the rules regarding the Petition for Review due date after settling the record, LUBA’s authority to award attorney fees. The amendment also changes the rules so a motion to take evidence no longer automatically suspends the appeal. Below is a link to our website which contains the notice of rulemaking, proposed rule amendments, and a summary of the changes:


Submit written comments to [email protected], and include “Comments on Proposed Rule Amendments” in the subject line. Or via US mail: Land Use Board of Appeals, 775 Summer Street NE, Suite 330, Salem, OR 97301-1283. Comments will be accepted until 5:00 p.m., November 21, 2019.