ORS 105.124¹
Form of complaint if ORS chapter 90 applies

For a complaint described in ORS 105.123 (Complaint), if ORS chapter 90 applies to the dwelling unit:

(1) The complaint must be in substantially the following form and be available from the clerk of the court:



No. _____

PLAINTIFF (Landlord or agent):



Address: ______________

City: ______________

State: _________Zip: ______

Telephone: _________


DEFENDANT (Tenants/Occupants):



MAILING ADDRESS: ___________

City: ______________

State: _________Zip: ______

Telephone: _________


Tenants are in possession of the dwelling unit, premises or rental property described above or located at:



Landlord is entitled to possession of the property because of:

___ 24-hour notice for personal

injury, substantial damage, extremely

outrageous act or unlawful occupant.

ORS 90.396 (Acts or omissions justifying termination 24 hours after notice) or 90.403 (Taking possession of premises from unauthorized possessor).

___ 24-hour or 48-hour notice for

violation of a drug or alcohol

program. ORS 90.398 (Termination of tenancy for drug or alcohol violations).

___ 24-hour notice for perpetrating

domestic violence, sexual assault or

stalking. ORS 90.445 (Termination of tenant committing criminal act of physical violence).

___ 72-hour or 144-hour notice for

nonpayment of rent. ORS 90.394 (Termination of tenancy for failure to pay rent).

___ 7-day notice with stated cause in

a week-to-week tenancy. ORS 90.392 (Termination of tenancy for cause) (6).

___ 10-day notice for a pet violation,

a repeat violation in a month-to-month

tenancy or without stated cause in a

week-to-week tenancy. ORS 90.392 (Termination of tenancy for cause) (5),

Notes of Decisions

Failure to attach notice at time of filing complaint is not type of error that court may disregard under ORCP 12B. Hill v. Evans, 239 Or App 233, 244 P3d 822 (2010)

Notes of Decisions

Provisions for early trial, posting of security for accruing rent during continuance and restric­tion of triable issues do not violate Due Process or Equal Protec­tion clauses of federal constitu­tion. Lindsey v. Normet, 405 US 56, 92 S Ct 862, 31 L Ed 36 (1972)

Proceedings under the Oregon forcible entry and detainer law, including pro­ceed­ings against nonresident defendants, are not subject to the general statutes relating to service of process. Lexton-Ancira, Inc. v. Kay, 269 Or 1, 522 P2d 875 (1974)

A forcible entry and detainer pro­ceed­ing is a “local ac­tion” for choice of law purposes. Fry v. D.H. Overmyer Co., 269 Or 281, 525 P2d 140 (1974)

the Defendant Did not State Good Affirmative Defenses By Alleging

a viola­tion of public policy forbidding a franchisor to refuse to renew a franchise except for good cause; A “retaliatory evic­tion” for a refusal to engage in improper business practices; and an implied agree­ment to renew based upon con­duct and prior dealings. William C. Cornitius, Inc., v. Wheeler, 276 Or 747, 556 P2d 666 (1976)

In forcible entry and detainer ac­tion to recover pos­ses­sion of commercial prop­erty, claim for attorney fees could not be litigated. Grove v. The Hindquarter Corp., 45 Or App 781, 609 P2d 840 (1980)

In forcible entry and detainer ac­tion for pos­ses­sion of commercial premises, landlords could not recover attorney fees. Owen J. Jones & Son, Inc. v. Gospodinovic, 46 Or App 101, 610 P2d 1238 (1980)

Equitable de­fense may be raised in FED pro­ceed­ing. Rose v. Webster, 51 Or App 293, 625 P2d 1329 (1981)

In FED ac­tion to recover commercial prop­erty, defendant cannot assert counterclaim unless counterclaim is authorized by statute. Class v. Carter, 293 Or 147, 645 P2d 536 (1982)

Law Review Cita­tions

16 WLR 291 (1979)

Chapter 105

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Private process server in a forcible entry and detainer ac­tion, (1975) Vol 37, p 869

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 105—Property Rights, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors105.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2019, Chapter 105, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano105.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
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