2007 ORS 21.114¹
Filing and appearance fees in adoption and change of name proceedings
  • trial or hearing fee

(1) In a court having jurisdiction, the clerk of the court shall charge and collect:

(a) In an adoption proceeding, a first appearance fee of $39 from the party filing the petition for adoption, and a first appearance fee of $39 from an objecting party appearing separately or objecting parties appearing jointly.

(b) In a change of name proceeding, a first appearance fee of $39 from the party filing the application for change of name, and a first appearance fee of $39 from an objecting party appearing separately or objecting parties appearing jointly.

(2) 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.

(3) In any adoption or change of name proceeding in a court having jurisdiction, the clerk of the court shall charge and collect in advance from the party having the affirmative of the issue, at the time the proceeding comes on for trial or hearing upon the issues of fact or law involved therein, a trial or hearing fee of $39. [Formerly 21.320; 2003 c.737 §§16,17; 2005 c.702 §§17,18,19; 2007 c.129 §14; 2007 c.860 §4]

Note: Section 15 (4) and (5), chapter 860, Oregon Laws 2007, provides:

Sec. 15. (4) In addition to the fees provided for ORS 21.114 (Filing and appearance fees in adoption and change of name proceedings) (1), for the period commencing September 1, 2007, and ending June 30, 2009, the clerk of the court shall collect:

(a) In an adoption proceeding, a surcharge of $2 from the party filing the petition for adoption and a surcharge of $1 from an objecting party appearing separately or objecting parties appearing jointly.

(b) In a change of name proceeding, a surcharge of $2 from the party filing the application for change of name and a surcharge of $1 from an objecting party appearing separately or objecting parties appearing jointly.

(5) In addition to the fee provided for in ORS 21.114 (Filing and appearance fees in adoption and change of name proceedings) (3), for the period commencing September 1, 2007, and ending June 30, 2009, in any adoption or change of name proceeding in a court having jurisdiction, the clerk of the court shall collect from the party having the affirmative of the issue, at the time the proceeding comes on for trial or hearing upon the issues of fact or law involved therein, a surcharge of $2. [2007 c.860 §15(4),(5)]

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.