2007 ORS 46.560¹
Where action to be commenced and tried

Except as provided in subsections (1) and (2) of this section, all actions in small claims department shall be commenced and tried in the county in which the defendants, or one of them, reside or may be found at the commencement of the action.

(1) When an action is founded on an alleged tort, it may be commenced either in the county where the cause of action arose or in the county where the defendants, or one of them, reside or may be found at the commencement of the action.

(2) When the defendant has contracted to perform an obligation in a particular county, action may be commenced in either that county or where the defendants, or one of them, reside or may be found at the commencement of the action. [1973 c.446 §2]

Law Review Cita­tions

55 OLR 188-196 (1976)


1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 46—Small Claims Department of Circuit Court, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­046.­html (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 46, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­046ano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
 
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.