2007 ORS 21.111¹
Filing and appearance fees in certain domestic relations cases

(1) In the proceedings specified in subsection (2) of this section, the clerk of the circuit court shall collect the sum of $99 as a flat and uniform filing fee from the petitioner at the time the petition is filed, and shall collect the sum of $80 as a flat and uniform filing fee from the respondent upon the respondent making an appearance.

(2) The filing fees established by subsection (1) of this section shall be collected by the clerk in the following proceedings:

(a) Proceedings for dissolution of marriage, annulment of marriage or separation.

(b) Filiation proceedings under ORS 109.124 (Definitions for ORS 109.124 to 109.230) to 109.230 (Legality of contract between mother and father of child born out of wedlock).

(c) Proceedings to determine custody or support of a child under ORS 109.103 (Proceeding to determine custody or support of child).

(3) In addition to all other fees collected, the clerk of the circuit court shall collect from the moving party a fee of $50 at the time of the filing of a motion after entry of a judgment of marital annulment, dissolution or separation. A fee of $40 shall be charged to the responding party at the time a response is filed to the motion. The fee provided for in this subsection does not apply to any pleading under ORCP 68, 69 or 71.

(4) In addition to all other fees collected, the clerk of the circuit court shall collect from the petitioner a fee of $10 at the time of the filing of a petition for marital annulment, dissolution or separation. A fee of $10 shall be charged to the respondent upon the respondent making an appearance. Fees collected under this subsection shall be paid into the Domestic Violence Clinical Legal Education Account established under ORS 352.655 (Domestic Violence Clinical Legal Education Account).

(5) A pleading or other document shall be filed by the clerk only if the fee required under this section is paid or if a request for a fee waiver or deferral is granted by the court. No part of any such filing fee shall be refunded to any party. The uniform fee shall cover all services to be performed by the court or clerk in any of the proceedings, except where additional fees are specially authorized by law.

(6) Any petitioner or respondent that files a petition or appearance that is subject to the filing fees established under subsection (1) of this section must include in the caption of the pleading the following words: "Domestic relations case subject to fee under ORS 21.111 (Filing and appearance fees in certain domestic relations cases)."

(7) The fees described in this section shall not be charged to a district attorney or to the Division of Child Support of the Department of Justice for the filing of any case, motion, document, stipulated order, process or other document relating to the provision of support enforcement services as described in ORS 25.080 (Entity primarily responsible for support enforcement services). [1997 c.801 §26; 2003 c.737 §§12,14a,14c; 2005 c.702 §§13,14,15; 2007 c.129 §13; 2007 c.666 §1; 2007 c.860 §3]

Note: Section 15 (3), chapter 860, Oregon Laws 2007, provides:

Sec. 15. (3)(a) In addition to the fees provided for in ORS 21.111 (Filing and appearance fees in certain domestic relations cases) (1), for the period commencing September 1, 2007, and ending June 30, 2009, in the proceedings specified in ORS 21.111 (Filing and appearance fees in certain domestic relations cases) (2) the clerk of the circuit court shall collect a surcharge of $5 from the petitioner at the time the petition is filed, and shall collect a surcharge of $3 from the respondent upon the respondent making an appearance.

(b) In addition to the fees provided for in ORS 21.111 (Filing and appearance fees in certain domestic relations cases) (3), for the period commencing September 1, 2007, and ending June 30, 2009, the clerk of the circuit court shall collect from the moving party a surcharge of $3 at the time of the filing of a motion for the modification of a decree of marital annulment, dissolution or separation, if the motion is filed more than one year after the entry of the decree in the register of the court. [2007 c.860 §15(3)]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 21—Fees Generally, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­021.­html (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.
 
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.