2007 ORS 87.177¹
Bond or deposit of money for lien for storage of chattel
  • amount
  • notice to lien claimant
  • filing affidavit with county officer

(1) When a lien claimed under ORS 87.152 (Possessory lien for labor or material expended on chattel) to 87.162 (Landlord's lien) is for the storage of a chattel and the amount of the lien claimed is $750 or more, the lien debtor, or any other interested person, may file with the recording officer of the county in which the lien claimant obtained possession of the chattel subject to the lien from the lien debtor a bond executed by a corporation authorized to issue surety bonds in the State of Oregon to the effect that the principal or principals on the bond shall pay the amount of the claim and all costs and attorney fees that are awarded against the chattel on account of the lien. The bond shall be in an amount not less than 200 percent of the amount claimed under the lien for the storage of the chattel.

(2)(a) In lieu of the surety bond provided for in subsection (1) of this section, when a lien claimed under ORS 87.152 (Possessory lien for labor or material expended on chattel) to 87.162 (Landlord's lien) is for the storage of a chattel and the amount of the lien claimed is $750 or more, the lien debtor, or any other interested person, may deposit with the treasurer of the county in which the lien claimant obtained possession of the chattel subject to the lien from the lien debtor a sum of money or its equivalent equal in value to 200 percent of the amount claimed under the lien for the storage of the chattel.

(b) The court in which any proceeding to foreclose the lien for the storage of the chattel may be brought may, upon notice and upon motion by a person who makes a deposit under paragraph (a) of this subsection, order the money invested in such manner as the court may direct. A person who makes a deposit under paragraph (a) of this subsection shall be entitled to any income from the investments and the treasurer of the county shall pay the income when received to the depositor without order.

(3) A bond or money may be filed or deposited under subsection (1) or (2) of this section at any time after a lien for the storage of a chattel is claimed under ORS 87.152 (Possessory lien for labor or material expended on chattel) to 87.162 (Landlord's lien) and the amount of the lien claimed is $750 or more.

(4) A person who files a bond or deposits money under subsections (1) to (3) of this section shall cause to be served upon the lien claimant a notice of the filing or deposit. If the person files a bond, the notice shall include a copy of the bond. The notice shall be filed not later than 20 days after the filing or deposit and shall state the location and time of the filing or deposit.

(5) If a person does not notify the lien claimant as required by subsection (4) of this section, the filing of the bond or the deposit of money is of no effect and the provisions of subsections (1) to (3) of this section do not apply in a suit to foreclose the lien for which the filing or deposit is made.

(6) When a person files a bond with the recording officer of a county under subsections (1) to (3) of this section and serves notice of the filing upon the lien claimant under subsections (4) and (5) of this section, the person shall file with the same recording officer an affidavit stating that the notice was served.

(7) When a person deposits money with the treasurer of a county under subsections (1) to (3) of this section and serves notice of the deposit upon the lien claimant under subsections (4) and (5) of this section, the person shall file with the recording officer of the same county an affidavit stating that the deposit was made and notice was served. [2003 c.193 §§2,3,4]

Note: 87.177 (Bond or deposit of money for lien for storage of chattel) to 87.181 (Release of lien or return of money) were added to and made a part of 87.152 (Possessory lien for labor or material expended on chattel) to 87.212 (Liability for improper sale of fungible chattels) by legislative action but were not added to any smaller series therein. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 87—Statutory Liens, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­087.­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.