2017 ORS 18.265¹
Debtor examination

(1) At any time after a judgment is entered, a judgment creditor may upon motion obtain an order requiring the judgment debtor to appear before the court or a referee appointed by the court at the time and place specified in the order, and requiring the judgment debtor to answer under oath questions concerning any property or interest in property that the judgment debtor may have or claim. The motion must be supported by one of the following:

(a) Proof of service of a notice of demand to pay the judgment within 10 days. The notice of demand must be served in the same manner as a summons or by any form of mail addressed to the judgment debtor and requesting a receipt. Service by mail under this paragraph is effective on the date of mailing.

(b) A return of a writ of execution showing that the judgment has not been satisfied.

(c) A garnishee response to a writ of garnishment that does not fully satisfy the judgment.

(2) Only the following courts may issue an order under this section:

(a) The court in which the original judgment was entered.

(b) Any circuit court for the county in which the judgment debtor resides and in which the judgment has been recorded under ORS 18.152 (Establishing judgment liens in other counties).

(c) Any circuit court for the county in which the principal place of employment of the judgment debtor is located and in which the judgment has been recorded under ORS 18.152 (Establishing judgment liens in other counties).

(3) If a motion under this section is filed in the court specified by subsection (2)(b) or (c) of this section, a certified copy of the judgment or a certified copy of the recording made in the County Clerk Lien Record of the county must be filed with the motion unless a transcript of the judgment has been filed with the court under ORS 18.255 (Enforcement of judgment by circuit court for county where debtor resides).

(4) Except as provided in this section, a judgment debtor may not be required to attend in a county other than the county in which the judgment debtor resides or may be found at the time of service of the order requiring the appearance, unless the place where the judgment debtor is to appear is not more than 100 miles from the residence of the judgment debtor.

(5) If the judgment debtor resides more than 100 miles from the place of examination, the judgment debtor shall be required to appear and shall be paid mileage at the time of the hearing as provided for witnesses in ORS 44.415 (Fees and mileage of witnesses).

(6) Upon motion and good cause shown, the court may order that proceedings under this section be conducted at a time or place other than the time or place specified in the original order.

(7) The court may at any time enter an order restraining the judgment debtor from selling, transferring or in any manner disposing of any property of the judgment debtor that is subject to execution pending an examination under this section. [2003 c.576 §31]

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.