2013 ORS § 314.423¹
Status of lien

(1) After a warrant has been recorded under ORS 314.430 (Warrant for collection of taxes), the lien imposed by ORS 314.417 (Unpaid tax or withholding lien at time of assessment) shall be subordinate to:

(a) Any interest in real property to the same extent that a judgment recorded in the County Clerk Lien Record under ORS 18.152 (Establishing judgment liens in other counties) at the same time the warrant was recorded would be subordinate to the interest; and

(b) Any interest in personal property to the same extent that a security agreement filed under the Uniform Commercial Code at the same time the warrant was filed would be subordinate to the interest.

(2) After a warrant has been recorded under ORS 314.430 (Warrant for collection of taxes), the lien imposed by ORS 314.417 (Unpaid tax or withholding lien at time of assessment) shall not be valid as to a purchaser, security interest holder or lienholder in a sale, security agreement or lien arising out of the following types of property or property transactions unless the purchaser, security interest holder or lienholder had actual knowledge of the lien:

(a) Securities as defined in ORS 78.1020 (Definitions and index of definitions);

(b) Retail purchases in the ordinary course of business;

(c) Casual sales of personal property;

(d) Attorneys liens;

(e) Insurance contract loans; or

(f) Passbook loans. [1971 c.215 §§6,7; 1987 c.586 §41; 1997 c.325 §36; 2003 c.576 §230]