Form of summons
(1) Notwithstanding ORCP 7, for premises to which ORS chapter 90 or ORS 91.120 (Eviction of employee) applies, the summons must be in substantially the following form and be available from the court clerk:
PLAINTIFF (Landlord or agent):
TO: _______________(Street address and city of property occupied by defendant)
_______________(Mailing address if different)
NOTICE TO TENANTS:
ON_________, 2_____ AT _____ A.M./P.M., you must come to the County Court House located at_________. You do not have to pay any fees to the court for this first hearing.
If you do not appear in court and your landlord does, your landlord will win automatically and can have the Sheriff physically remove you.
If you do show up in court and your landlord does not, this eviction action will be dropped.
If both of you show up:
The judge may ask you to try to reach an agreement with your landlord, but this is voluntary. Trained mediators may be available free of charge to help resolve disputes.
The court will schedule a trial if you and your landlord do not reach an agreement or if you do not agree to move out.
IF YOU WANT A TRIAL, YOU MUST:
Show up in court at the time scheduled above;
On the same day, file an Answer with the Court giving a legal reason why you should not be evicted (the Court can give you a form);
Give a copy of the Answer to your landlord (or your landlords agent or attorney); and
Pay a filing fee of $_____ (the judge may allow payment to be deferred in certain circumstances).
IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS, YOU SHOULD SEE AN ATTORNEY IMMEDIATELY. If you need help finding an attorney, you can contact the Oregon State Bars Lawyer Referral Service online at www.oregonstatebar.org or by calling 503-684-3763 (in the Portland metropolitan area) or toll-free elsewhere in Oregon at 800-452-7636.
Signature of Plaintiff (landlord or agent)
Plaintiffs telephone number: _________
(2) Except as provided in ORS 408.515 (Information to be included with certain documents related to real property) (3), the information required under ORS 408.515 (Information to be included with certain documents related to real property) must be included with the summons. [2001 c.596 §8; 2011 c.398 §4; 2017 c.252 §26; 2019 c.405 §4]
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