ORS 18.936¹
Bid by judgment creditor

(1) A judgment creditor may make oral bids for property to be sold at an execution sale. If the oral bid of the judgment creditor is the highest bid, the judgment creditor need not make any payment to the sheriff other than for:

(a) Any unpaid sheriff’s fees for the execution sale;

(b) The amount of an exemption claimed by the debtor that the judgment creditor agrees to or that a court has determined applies to the property; and

(c) Any amount bid by the judgment creditor that exceeds the full amount owing on the money award, calculated as of the date that the sale is to be conducted, plus the costs of the sale as described in ORS 18.950 (Delivery and distribution of proceeds) (2) that have been paid by the judgment creditor.

(2) A judgment creditor may submit a written bid for property to be sold in an execution sale before the sale is conducted. A bid under this subsection may not be for more than the full amount owing on the money award, calculated as of the date that the sale is to be conducted, plus the costs of the sale that are recoverable by the judgment creditor as described in ORS 18.950 (Delivery and distribution of proceeds) (2). A bid under this subsection must be received by the sheriff not less than 48 hours before the sale is conducted. The sheriff may rely on the judgment creditor’s calculation of the amount due under the money award and for the costs of sale, and is not required to make a separate calculation. If the written bid of the judgment creditor is the highest bid, the judgment creditor need not make any payment to the sheriff other than for:

(a) Any unpaid sheriff’s fees for the execution sale; and

(b) The amount of an exemption claimed by the debtor that the judgment creditor agrees to or that a court has determined applies to the property.

(3) A judgment creditor may instruct the sheriff to accept any bid that matches the amount of the bid made by the judgment creditor under subsection (2) of this section.

(4) A written bid under subsection (2) of this section is irrevocable, but the judgment creditor who submits the written bid may make an oral bid at the time of the sale that is higher than the written bid.

(5) A judgment creditor must notify the sheriff of any amounts included in a bid made by the judgment creditor that are attributable to costs of sale under ORS 18.950 (Delivery and distribution of proceeds) (2). [2005 c.542 §28; 2007 c.166 §7]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 18—Judgments, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­Archive/­2007ors18.­pdf (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
 
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
 
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