2017 ORS 18.152¹
Establishing judgment liens in other counties

(1) At any time after a judgment that creates a judgment lien is entered under ORS 18.150 (Judgment liens in circuit courts) and before the expiration of the judgment remedies for the judgment, a judgment creditor may create a judgment lien for the judgment in any other county of this state by recording the judgment in the County Clerk Lien Record for that county. The judgment may be recorded by recording a certified copy of the judgment document or a lien record abstract for the judgment.

(2) Except as provided in this section, a judgment recorded under this section has the following effect in the county in which the judgment is recorded:

(a) When the judgment is recorded, the judgment lien attaches to all real property of the judgment debtor in the county at that time; and

(b) The judgment lien attaches to all real property that the judgment debtor acquires in the county at any time after the judgment is recorded and before the judgment lien expires.

(3) Except as provided in this section, if a judgment recorded under this section contains a support award, the support award portion of the judgment has the following effect in the county in which the judgment is recorded:

(a) When the judgment is recorded, a support arrearage lien attaches to all real property of the judgment debtor in the county at that time for any unpaid lump sum support award contained in the judgment or any unpaid installment that became due under the terms of the support award before the judgment was recorded.

(b) A support arrearage lien for any unpaid lump sum support award contained in the judgment or any unpaid installment that became due under the terms of the support award before the judgment was recorded attaches to all real property that the judgment debtor acquires in the county at any time after the judgment is recorded and before full satisfaction is made for the lump sum or installment or the judgment lien of the support award portion of the judgment expires.

(c) If an installment becomes due under the terms of the support award and is not paid after the judgment is recorded, a support arrearage lien for the installment attaches to all real property of the judgment debtor in the county at the time the installment becomes due and attaches to all real property that the judgment debtor thereafter acquires in the county until full satisfaction is made for the installment or the judgment lien of the support award portion of the judgment expires.

(4)(a) If a certificate of extension is filed under ORS 18.182 (Extension of judgment remedies), and the certificate is filed before the judgment is recorded under this section, a judgment creditor may record a certified copy of the certificate or a lien record abstract for the certificate with the judgment. The recording shall act to extend the judgment lien of a judgment, and any support arrearage lien, in the county for the time provided in ORS 18.180 (Expiration of judgment remedies in circuit court) to 18.190 (Spousal support awards in judgments entered before January 1, 2004).

(b) If a certificate of extension is filed under ORS 18.182 (Extension of judgment remedies), and the certificate is filed after the judgment is recorded under this section, a judgment creditor may record a certified copy of the certificate or a lien record abstract for the certificate in the County Clerk Lien Record in any county in which the judgment has been recorded under subsection (1) of this section. If the recording is made before the time that the judgment lien for the judgment would otherwise have expired under ORS 18.180 (Expiration of judgment remedies in circuit court) to 18.190 (Spousal support awards in judgments entered before January 1, 2004), the recording extends the judgment lien of the judgment, without loss of priority, for the time provided in ORS 18.180 (Expiration of judgment remedies in circuit court) to 18.190 (Spousal support awards in judgments entered before January 1, 2004). If the recording is made after the time that the judgment lien for the judgment would otherwise have expired under ORS 18.180 (Expiration of judgment remedies in circuit court) to 18.190 (Spousal support awards in judgments entered before January 1, 2004), the recording extends the judgment lien of the judgment for the time provided in ORS 18.180 (Expiration of judgment remedies in circuit court) to 18.190 (Spousal support awards in judgments entered before January 1, 2004), but the lien is subordinate to all other interests that are of record on the date the certificate or lien record abstract is recorded.

(5) When the judgment lien of a judgment expires in the county in which the judgment was originally entered, the judgment lien and any support arrearage lien created under this section expires in the other county or counties in which the judgment has been recorded.

(6) This section does not apply to justice courts, municipal courts or county courts performing judicial functions. [2003 c.576 §15; 2005 c.568 §20]

Chapter 18

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).
 
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.