2013 ORS § 416.440¹
Filing order with court
  • order effective as circuit court judgment

(1) The documents required to be filed for purposes of subsection (2) of this section include all the following:

(a) A true copy of any order entered, filed or registered by the administrator or administrative law judge pursuant to ORS 416.400 (Definitions for ORS 416.400 to 416.465) to 416.465 (Relief from compliance with order) or ORS chapter 110.

(b) A true copy of the return of service, if applicable.

(c) A separate statement containing the information required to be contained in a judgment under ORS 18.042 (Judgment in civil action that includes money award) (2).

(2) The documents described under subsection (1) of this section shall be filed in the office of the clerk of the circuit court in the county in which either the parent or the dependent child resides or in the county where the court order was entered if the administrative order is an order modifying a court order. Upon receipt of the documents, the clerk shall enter the order in the register of the circuit court, shall note in the register that the order creates a lien and shall make the notations required by ORS 18.075 (Entry of judgments in circuit courts generally) in the judgment lien record maintained under ORS 18.075 (Entry of judgments in circuit courts generally).

(3) Upon entry in the register under subsection (2) of this section, the order shall have all the force, effect and attributes of a judgment of the circuit court, including but not limited to:

(a) Creation of a judgment lien under ORS chapter 18; and

(b) Ability to be enforced by contempt proceedings and pursuant to ORS 18.252 (Execution) to 18.993 (Effect of ORS 18.860 to 18.993 on courts ability to direct seizure).

(4) Notwithstanding subsections (2) and (3) of this section, the entry in the register of an order of the administrator or administrative law judge does not preclude any subsequent proceeding or remedy available under ORS 416.400 (Definitions for ORS 416.400 to 416.465) to 416.465 (Relief from compliance with order).

(5) An order filed under this section that modifies a previously filed order or a previously entered judgment may contain provisions that were included in the order or judgment.

(6) A court or administrative order of another state may be filed, or if appropriate, registered, pursuant to this section for the purposes of ORS chapter 110. Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter, an order of another state registered pursuant to ORS 110.405 (Registration of order for enforcement), 110.408 (Effect of registration for enforcement) and 110.411 (Choice of law) may not be modified unless the requirements of ORS 110.432 (Modification of child support order of another state) are met. [1979 c.421 §9; 1983 c.696 §20; 1985 c.671 §39a; 1989 c.566 §4; 1989 c.768 §§10,13; 1991 c.519 §6; 1995 c.608 §7; 2003 c.75 §89; 2003 c.116 §14; 2003 c.576 §212; 2005 c.568 §30; 2007 c.339 §14; 2009 c.484 §11; 2013 c.183 §2]