2015 ORS 206.030¹
Duty to execute process and make return
  • taking concealed personal property
  • use of force

An officer to whom any process, order or paper is delivered shall execute or serve it according to its command or direction, or as required by law, and must make a written return of the execution or service thereof. If a sheriff is directed by a court to take personal property into custody at a specific premises, and the property is concealed in a building or enclosure, the sheriff shall demand its delivery. If delivery is not made, the sheriff shall use such reasonable force as is necessary to enter into the building or enclosure and take the property into possession. [Amended by 2003 c.304 §1]

Notes of Decisions

ORCP 7E, which enlarges class of per­sons who may serve summons in civil ac­tions, does not affect sheriff's statutory duty to serve summons under this sec­tion. Hamilton and Hamilton, 66 Or App 936, 676 P2d 341 (1984)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 206—Sheriffs, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors206.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2015, Chapter 206, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano206.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
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