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Oregon Municipal Handbook

The LOC’s Oregon Municipal Handbook is a comprehensive resource providing city officials, from elected representatives to essential employees, an understanding of the purpose, structure, authority and nuances of municipal governance in Oregon. 

LOC staff is in the process of performing a comprehensive review and update of the Oregon Municipal Handbook, originally created in 1980. As chapters are revised and new chapters are created, they will be added to this webpage. The chapters will not necessarily be released in numerical order, rather they are being released in the order in which they are completed by LOC staff.

View a list of all Handbook chapters

Each chapter webpage includes a brief summary and a link to download a pdf of the chapter. 

Resource Library

The LOC offers a wide variety of resources to help municipal officials support their cities effectively and legally.  Documents include guidebooks, models, FAQs, white papers, and research reports.

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Information for Newly-Elected Officials

Congratulations!  You’ve been elected to serve as a municipal official in Oregon. You probably have a few questions - LOC is here to help!

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