Oregon Foreign Judgments Law

Judgments – Foreign Judgments – Oregon

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Definitions for ORS 24.105 to 24.175.
In ORS 24.105 to 24.125, 24.135 and 24.155 to 24.175 “foreign judgment” means any judgment, decree or order of a court of the United States or of any other court which is entitled to full faith and credit in this state.  Chap. 24, §24.105, [1979 c.577 s.1]

Filing of foreign judgment; effect.

(1) A copy of any foreign judgment authenticated in accordance with the Act of Congress or the statutes of this state may be filed in the office of the clerk of any circuit court of any county of this state. The clerk shall treat the foreign judgment in the same manner as a judgment of the circuit court.
(2) A certified copy of any foreign judgment authenticated in accordance with the Act of Congress or the statutes of this state shall be recorded in the County Clerk Lien Record of any county other than the county in which the judgment is originally docketed, in order to become a lien upon the real property of the judgment debtor in that county as provided in ORS 18.320 and 18.350.
(3) A judgment so filed has the same effect and is subject to the same procedures, defenses and proceedings for reopening, vacating or staying as a judgment of the circuit court in which the foreign judgment is filed, and may be enforced or satisfied in like manner. Chap. 24, §24.115

Notice of filing of judgment; delay in enforcement.

(1) At the time of the filing of the foreign judgment, the judgment creditor or the creditor’s lawyer shall make and file with the clerk of the court an affidavit setting forth the names and last-known post-office addresses of the judgment debtor and the judgment creditor, together with a separate statement containing the information required to be contained in a judgment under ORCP 70 A (2)(a).
(2) Promptly after filing the foreign judgment and the affidavit, the judgment creditor must mail notice of the filing of the foreign judgment to the judgment debtor. The notice shall include the name and post-office address of the judgment creditor and the judgment creditor’s lawyer, if any, in this state. The judgment creditor must file with the court proof of mailing the notice.
(3) No execution or other process for enforcement of a foreign judgment filed pursuant to ORS 24.105 to 24.125, 24.135 and 24.155 to 24.175, except a judgment, decree or order of a court of the United States, shall issue until five days after the date the judgment, affidavit and separate statement required in subsection (1) of this section are filed.  Chap. 24, §24.125

Certification of filing in single court; filing of certified copy or lien record abstract for other counties.
At the time of filing of any foreign judgment as provided in ORS 24.115, the judgment creditor shall certify that the judgment creditor is filing such judgment in only one court in Oregon. Thereafter, a certified copy of the judgment or a lien record abstract may be recorded in the County Clerk Lien Record of any other county in this state as provided in ORS 18.320 and 18.350. Chap. 24, §24.129

Grounds for staying enforcement of judgment; security for satisfaction of judgment.

(1) If the judgment debtor shows the court of any county that an appeal from the foreign judgment is pending or will be taken, or that a stay of execution has been granted, the court shall stay enforcement of the foreign judgment until the appeal is concluded, the time for appeal expires, or the stay of execution expires or is vacated, upon proof that the judgment debtor has furnished the security for the satisfaction of the judgment required by the state in which it was rendered.
(2) If the judgment debtor shows the court of any county any ground upon which enforcement of a judgment of any court of any county of this state would be stayed, the court shall stay enforcement of the foreign judgment for an appropriate period, upon requiring the same security for satisfaction of the judgment which is required in this state. Chap. 24, §24.135

Interest and costs.
When a registered foreign judgment becomes a final judgment of this state, the court shall include as part of the judgment interest payable on the foreign judgment under the law of the state in which it was rendered, and the cost of obtaining the authenticated copy of the original judgment. The court shall include as part of its judgment court costs incidental to the proceeding in accordance with the law of this state and the costs of recording documents as permitted by statute. Chap. 24, §24.140

Satisfaction of judgment; filing.
Satisfaction, either partial or complete, of the original judgment or of a judgment entered thereupon in any other state shall operate to the same extent as satisfaction of the judgment in this state, except as to costs authorized by ORS 24.140. When such judgment in this state has been satisfied, including costs authorized by ORS 24.140, it shall be the responsibility of the judgment creditor to provide an executed satisfaction to this judgment debtor. The judgment debtor may file the satisfaction in the records of the court in which the judgment was originally filed in this state, and may record the satisfaction in every county in this state in which a certified copy of the judgment or a lien record abstract has been recorded. Chap. 24, §24.150

Optional procedure.
The right of a judgment creditor to bring an action to enforce the judgment instead of proceeding under ORS 24.105 to 24.125, 24.135 and 24.155 to 24.175 remains unimpaired. Chap. 24, §24.155

Construction of ORS 24.105 to 24.175.
ORS 24.105 to 24.125, 24.135 and 24.155 to 24.175 shall be interpreted and construed in order to effectuate its general purpose to make uniform the law of those states which enact it. Chap. 24, §24.165

Short title.
ORS 24.105 to 24.125, 24.135 and 24.155 to 24.175 may be cited as the Uniform Enforcement of Foreign Judgments Act. Chap. 24, §24.175

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