2017 ORS 18.078¹
Notice of entry of judgment in circuit court civil action

(1) Upon entering a judgment in a civil action, or entry of any corrected judgment under ORS 18.107 (Corrections to civil judgments), the court administrator shall mail the notice described in subsection (2) of this section to the attorneys of record for each party that is not in default for failure to appear. If a party does not have an attorney of record, and is not in default for failure to appear, the court administrator shall mail the notice to the party. The court administrator shall note in the register that the notice required by this section was mailed as required by this section.

(2) The notice required by this section must reflect:

(a) The date the judgment was entered.

(b) Whether the judgment was entered as a limited judgment, a general judgment or a supplemental judgment.

(c) Whether the court administrator noted in the register that the judgment contained a money award.

(d) Whether the court administrator noted in the register that the judgment creates a judgment lien.

(3) This section does not apply to justice courts, municipal courts or county courts performing judicial functions.

(4) This section does not apply to judgments in juvenile proceedings under ORS chapter 419A, 419B or 419C, civil commitment proceedings, probate proceedings, adoptions or guardianship or conservatorship proceedings under ORS chapter 125. [2003 c.576 §10; 2005 c.568 §16]

Note: Section 10a, chapter 576, Oregon Laws 2003, provides:

Sec. 10a. Notwithstanding any other provision of sections 1 to 44 of this 2003 Act [ORS chapter 18] or any other law, a court administrator need not mail notice of judgment in the form provided by section 10 of this 2003 Act [18.078 (Notice of entry of judgment in circuit court civil action)] and may continue to use the form of notice used by the court administrator before the effective date of this 2003 Act [January 1, 2004] until such time as funding is available to allow use of notices of judgments in the form provided by section 10 of this 2003 Act. [2003 c.576 §10a]

Notes of Decisions

Under Former Similar Statute (Orcp 70)

Although appellant was never sent re­quired notice of entry of judg­ment and although rule provides that judg­ment is effective only when entered as provided in rule, that pro­vi­sion cannot modify ORS 19.255 (Time for service and filing of notice of appeal) which is jurisdic­tional and provides that time for ap­peal begins when judg­ment is entered. Junc­tion City Water Control v. Elliot, 65 Or App 548, 672 P2d 59 (1983); Amvesco, Inc. v. Key Title Co., 69 Or App 740, 687 P2d 1121 (1984); U.S. Na­tional Bank v. Heggemeier, 106 Or App 693, 810 P2d 396 (1991)

Under Former Similar Statute (Ors 18.030)

Clerk’s failure to comply with administrative duty to mail copy of judg­ment and notice of date of entry to party under this sec­tion did not invalidate judg­ment or require its re-entry. Far West Landscaping v. Modern Merchandising, 287 Or 653, 601 P2d 1237 (1979)

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Notes of Decisions

If terms used by trial court suffice to convey court’s concluding decision or decisions, and if terms are set forth in docu­ment properly titled as judg­ment, then judg­ment docu­ment contains judg­ment. Interstate Roofing, Inc. v. Springfield Corp., 347 Or 144, 218 P3d 113 (2009)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 18—Judgments, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors018.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 18, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano018.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
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