2015 ORS 21.105¹
Caption of pleading
  • amended pleadings

(1) The caption of any complaint or other document filed in a circuit court for the purpose of commencing an action or other civil proceeding must include a reference to the statute that establishes the filing fee for the proceeding. If the proceeding is subject to a filing fee established under ORS 21.160 (Filing fee for tort and contract actions), the caption must indicate the amount in controversy. If the proceeding is subject to a filing fee established under ORS 21.170 (Probate filing fees and accounting fees) or 21.180 (Conservatorship filing fees and accounting fees), the caption must indicate the value of the estate.

(2) If at any time a party files an amended pleading in a proceeding that is subject to a filing fee established under ORS 21.160 (Filing fee for tort and contract actions), 21.170 (Probate filing fees and accounting fees) or 21.180 (Conservatorship filing fees and accounting fees), and the pleading increases the amount in controversy or the value of the estate in the proceeding, the caption of the pleading must note that increased amount. The court shall collect an additional filing fee from the party filing the pleading that is equal to the difference between the filing fee that was paid by the party when the original pleading was filed and the filing fee that would have been collected if the amount had been pleaded in the original pleading.

(3) If at any time the court determines that a party has failed to comply with the requirements of this section, the court may require that the party pay all fees that should have been paid at the time the document was filed. [2011 c.595 §5]


1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 21—State Court Fees, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors021.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
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.