Chapter 9.45


9.45.010    Purpose.

9.45.020    Violation.

9.45.030    Enforcement.

9.45.010 Purpose.

The purpose of this chapter is to prohibit the discharge of a firearm at live standing timber without the permission of the property owner within the boundaries of the Beachie Creek and Lionshead Fires, and to identify the method for enforcement. [Ord. 1433 § 1, 2021.]

9.45.020 Violation.

A. Except as provided in subsection (B) of this section, no person shall discharge any firearm at live standing timber on public or private lands within the boundaries of the Beachie Creek and Lionshead Fires as shown on the “Marion County Wildfire Awareness Map,” without permission from the property owner. The Marion County Wildfire Awareness Map is available at the following webpage:,-122.61152&o1=21&o2=22&o3=26&z=16

B. Subsection (A) of this section does not apply to:

1. Police officers or military personnel in the lawful performance of their official duties;

2. Persons lawfully defending life or property as provided in ORS 161.219;

3. Persons discharging firearms, blowguns, bows and arrows, crossbows or explosive devices upon public or private shooting ranges, shooting galleries or other areas designated and built for the purpose of target shooting;

4. Persons lawfully engaged in hunting in compliance with rules and regulations adopted by the State Department of Fish and Wildlife;

5. An employee of the United States Department of Agriculture, acting within the scope of employment, discharging a firearm in the course of the lawful taking of wildlife; or

6. Persons engaged in target practice with the permission of the property owner. [Ord. 1433 § 2, 2021.]

9.45.030 Enforcement.

Violation of this chapter is considered a Class A violation as provided in ORS Chapter 153. Enforcement shall be accomplished through Chapter 1.25 MCC by Marion County code enforcement officers or Marion County sheriff enforcement deputies. [Ord. 1433 § 3, 2021.]


Code reviser’s note: Section 5 of Ord. 1433 reads, “This ordinance is repealed on April 21, 2023.”