2013 ORS § 18.981¹
Manner of payment

(1) Except as provided in this section, a sheriff shall accept as payment from a claimant a cashiers check or cash. Except as provided in this section, a sheriff shall accept any combination of cashiers checks or cash that is adequate to pay the redemption amount.

(2) A sheriff shall accept a cashiers check as payment only if the cashiers check is made payable to the sheriff and is drawn on a financial institution that is authorized to do business under the laws of Oregon or the United States. If any part of the redemption amount is paid with a cashiers check, the sheriff shall give the purchaser a receipt for the funds in lieu of a certificate of redemption under ORS 18.975 (Payment of redemption amount).

(3) If any part of the redemption amount is paid with a cashiers check, the sheriff shall deposit the check in a financial institution not later than the end of the first business day after the day on which the check is received. The check must be deposited in a separate account.

(4) If the sheriff receives verification from a financial institution within 15 days after the date of the redemption that all cashiers checks delivered to the sheriff for the redemption have received final settlement, and the sheriff is required to give a certificate of redemption under ORS 18.975 (Payment of redemption amount), the sheriff shall mail to the claimant by first class mail a certificate of redemption and deliver to the certificate holder all amounts paid to the sheriff. If the sheriff is not required to give a certificate of redemption under ORS 18.975 (Payment of redemption amount), the sheriff shall give the person tendering the amounts a receipt for the funds in lieu of a certificate of redemption, and shall deliver a certificate of redemption and the amounts paid to the sheriff only as provided in ORS 18.978 (Court proceedings on objections) after a final decision by the court.

(5) If the sheriff does not receive verification from a financial institution within 15 days after the checks are deposited that all cashiers checks delivered to the sheriff have received final settlement, the redemption is void and the sheriff shall return to the claimant any cash tendered by the claimant and any amounts received for cashiers checks for which final settlement was received, less any bank charges incurred for cashiers checks and any other amount allowed by law.

(6) As used in this section:

(a) Cashiers check has the meaning given that term in ORS 73.0104 (Negotiable instrument).

(b) Financial institution has the meaning given that term in ORS 706.008 (Additional definitions for Bank Act). [2005 c.542 §46]