ORS 87.039¹
Notice of filing claim of lien
  • effect of failure to give notice

(1) A person filing a claim of lien pursuant to ORS 87.035 (Perfecting lien) shall mail to the owner and to the mortgagee a notice in writing that the claim has been filed. A copy of the claim of lien shall be attached to the notice. The notice shall be mailed not later than 20 days after the date of filing. Notice mailed to the owner who received the notice of right to a lien as provided by ORS 87.021 (Notice to owners) shall be deemed in compliance with the requirement of this subsection, unless the person giving notice has actual knowledge of changed ownership. Notice mailed by any person to the mortgagee who received the notice required under ORS 87.025 (Priority of perfected liens) shall be deemed in compliance with this subsection unless the person giving the notice has actual knowledge of a change of mortgagee.

(2) No costs, disbursements or attorney fees otherwise allowable as provided by ORS 87.060 (Foreclosure) shall be allowed to any party failing to comply with subsection (1) of this section. [1975 c.466 §14; 1983 c.674 §4; 1985 c.513 §3; 1987 c.662 §7]

Notes of Decisions

It was improper for trial court to deny costs and attorney fees under this sec­tion where plaintiff gave notice in substantial compliance with the statutory require­ments. Laro Lumber Company v. Patrick, 52 Or App 1035, 630 P2d 400 (1981)

Notes of Decisions

In absence of express waiver by contractor of right to file construc­tion lien, agree­ment to arbitrate disputes did not prevent filing of lien and thereafter foreclosing to recover unpaid amounts and costs and attorney fees incurred in prepara­tion, filing and foreclosure of lien claim. Harris v. Dyer, 50 Or App 223, 623 P2d 662 (1981), as modified by 292 Or 233, 637 P2d 918 (1981)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 87—Statutory Liens, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­Archive/­2007ors87.­pdf (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 87, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­087ano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
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