Challenge to writ of execution
(1) Except as provided in subsection (2) of this section, a judgment debtor may use a challenge to execution form only:
(a) To claim such exemptions under a writ of execution as are permitted by law; and
(b) To assert that the amount specified in the writ of execution as being subject to execution is greater than the amount owed by the judgment debtor under the money award.
(2) A judgment debtor may not use a challenge to execution form to challenge execution on residential property of the debtor as defined by ORS 18.901 (Definition of residential property) if the judgment creditor has obtained an order under ORS 18.904 (Order required for sale of residential property) authorizing the sale or if the judgment directs the sale or delivery of specific property.
(3) Any person other than a judgment debtor who has an interest in any property levied on by a sheriff may assert that interest by delivering a challenge to execution in the manner provided by subsection (4) of this section.
(4) A person may make a challenge to a writ of execution by completing the challenge to execution form provided in ORS 18.896 (Challenge to execution form), or a substantially similar form, and by delivering, in person or by first class mail, the original of the completed form to the court administrator for the court identified in the writ of execution and a copy of the challenge to the judgment creditor. Upon receiving a copy of the challenge, the judgment creditor shall promptly notify the sheriff of the challenge.
(5) A challenge to execution must be delivered in the manner provided by subsection (4) of this section within 30 days after the property is levied on as described in ORS 18.878 (Manner of levying on property) or before the property is sold on execution, whichever occurs first. [Formerly 18.505; 2007 c.166 §8]
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