If you objected previously, before Dec 15th 2012, you will need to file another notarized objection.Ask questions and sign up for our mailing list at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is an Objection?
Notarized statements of objection are the legal way to oppose the Historic District. If over 50% of the registered property owners object after nomination, the district can not legally go into effect. Two people who jointly own a house can each file an objection. One person who owns 5 houses can file a single objection.
How do I object?
Have the Objection Form notarized. You can find a
notary at most banks.
Also, Melinda Wilde is offering free objection notarizations at her office during business hours, 1300 SE Oak St.
For objections outside Oregon, please use the Out of State Objection Form
After you submit an objection, you should get a confirmation from the state in within 2 weeks.
More Objection Details
The following information is from Ian Johnson at the Oregon State Historic Preservation Office:
Counting Objections:Objections are collected by the Oregon SHPO up until the document is forwarded to the National Park Service. Although our office will keep track of the number and status of objections received, only the National Park Service has the authority to count objections. Our office will not verify objections until the nomination is sent to the Keeper of the National Register in May; although, we will post all objections and letters of support received during the objection period on our website once per week. We will provide our preliminary counts on the website when the nomination is sent to the Keeper.
In accordance with National Park Service policies, each person listed in the land recordation or tax records as an owner gets one vote, regardless of how many properties or what part of one property that party owns, and regardless of whether the property contributes to the significance of the district. Thus what is important is not how many properties are within the nominated boundary, but how many property owners.
How to count owners:
- A husband and wife are both listed as owners - each gets a vote and their vote is counted separately. If only one spouse is listed in the records as owner, that person gets one vote.
- Several people own one property and each is recorded as an owner - each gets one vote.
- A person owns several properties within the nominated boundary - that person gets one vote, regardless of how many properties he or she owns.
- A partnership is listed as an owner - the partnership is considered one owner and it gets one vote (regardless of how many partners there are).
- A corporation is listed as an owner - the corporation gets one vote.
- A trust is listed as an owner - the trust is considered one owner and it gets one vote.
- A condominium is included within the nominated boundary. The owners of individual units in a condominium hold fee simple title to their property, and therefore are considered owners under the notification provisions of National Register regulations. Each owner of a condominium unit listed in the official land recordation or tax records gets one vote. In addition, the condominium association may be considered one owner for notification purposes if the common areas of the condominium property are owned in fee simple title by that entity.
- A co-operative (co-op) is included within the nominated boundary. Those individuals participating in a co-operative are part of a corporation and do not hold fee simple title - the co-operative gets one vote.
- A district which includes both public and private property owners. Example, a district includes 100 owners (four public property owners and 96 private property owners). For purposes of owner concurrence or objection, only the 96 private property owners’ votes must be tabulated. If 49 of the private property owners (51% of 96) object, the property cannot be listed.
What constitutes a majority?
If a majority of private property owners formally objects, the property cannot be listed. If there are two private property owners and only one objects, the property can be listed; both must object to constitute a majority to block listing. If there are three owners, two of the three must object. If there are fifty owners, twenty six must object, etc.