2011 ORS § 87.176¹
Fees for storage of chattel
  • notice to lien debtor
  • effect of failure to comply

(1) When the lien claimed under ORS 87.152 (Possessory lien for labor or material expended on chattel) to 87.162 (Landlords lien) is for other than the storage of a chattel, if the lien claimant incurs expenses in storing the chattel prior to foreclosure, the lien claimant may charge reasonable fees for the storage of the chattel for a period not exceeding six months from the date that the lien attaches to the chattel. A lien claimant seeking to recover storage fees for storage expenses incurred prior to foreclosure shall send a written notice, within 20 days from the date that the storage fees began to accrue, to the lien debtor and every other person that requires notification under ORS 87.196 (Notice of foreclosure sale to secured parties). The claimant shall transmit the notice by certified mail. A person notified under ORS 87.196 (Notice of foreclosure sale to secured parties) need not receive the notice within the 20-day period, but within a reasonable time. If the lien claimant fails to comply with the notice requirements of this subsection, the lien claimant is limited to recovering reasonable fees for the storage of the chattel prior to foreclosure for a period of time not exceeding 20 days from the date that the lien attached to the chattel.

(2) When the lien claimed under ORS 87.152 (Possessory lien for labor or material expended on chattel) to 87.162 (Landlords lien) is for the storage of a chattel, the lien claimant shall send a written notice stating that storage fees are accruing, within 20 days after the chattel has been placed in storage, to the lien debtor and every other person that requires notification under ORS 87.196 (Notice of foreclosure sale to secured parties). The claimant shall transmit the notice by certified mail. A person notified under ORS 87.196 (Notice of foreclosure sale to secured parties) need not receive the notice within the 20-day period, but within a reasonable time. If the claimant fails to comply with the notice requirements of this subsection, the amount of the claimants lien shall be limited to a sum equal to the reasonable storage expenses incurred within the 20-day period. [1975 c.648 §8; 1993 c.385 §1]