ORS 55.080¹
Formal pleadings unnecessary
  • issuance of attachment, garnishment or execution
  • costs of execution taxable

No formal pleading, other than the claim and notice, shall be necessary. The hearing and disposition of all actions shall be informal, the sole object being to dispense justice between the litigants promptly. No attachment, garnishment or execution shall issue from the small claims department on any claim except as provided in this chapter. A prevailing party’s costs in securing and service of such execution shall be taxed against the other party and recoverable as part of the judgment. [Amended by 1971 c.179 §1; 1977 c.875 §15]

Law Review Cita­tions

55 OLR 188-196 (1976)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 55—Small Claims, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­Archive/­2007ors55.­pdf (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 55, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­055ano.­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. Currency Information