2015 ORS 21.160¹
Filing fee for tort and contract actions

(1) A circuit court shall collect the following filing fees when a complaint or other document is filed for the purpose of commencing an action or other civil proceeding based on a tort or contract and when an answer or other first appearance is filed in the proceeding:

(a) If the amount claimed is $10,000 or less, the court shall collect a filing fee of $158.

(b) If the amount claimed is more than $10,000 and less than $50,000, the court shall collect a filing fee of $252.

(c) If the amount claimed is $50,000 or more, and less than $1 million, the court shall collect a filing fee of $531.

(d) If the amount claimed is $1 million or more and less than $10 million, the court shall collect a fee of $793.

(e) If the amount claimed is $10 million or more, the court shall collect a filing fee of $1,056.

(2) The filing fees provided by this section apply to proceedings for the foreclosure of a mortgage, lien or other security interest. For the purposes of such proceedings, the amount claimed is the amount of the debt secured by the mortgage, lien or other security interest that is owing as of the date that the proceeding is filed.

(3) The filing fees provided by this section apply to proceedings for specific performance of a contract. For the purposes of such proceedings, the amount claimed is the amount owing under the contract on the date that the proceeding is filed.

(4) A court shall collect the filing fees provided by this section when an appeal from a justice court is filed under ORS 53.005 (Application of ORS 53.005 to 53.125) to 53.125 (Judgment or order of appellate court) or a case is transferred from a justice court under ORS 52.320 (Counterclaim exceeding jurisdiction).

(5) For purposes of this section, the amount claimed in a proceeding does not include any amount claimed as attorney fees or as costs and disbursements.

(6) For purposes of this section, the amount claimed in a proceeding includes any penalty or forfeiture provided by statute or arising out of contract. [2011 c.595 §15; 2012 c.48 §2; 2013 c.685 §§33,33a; 2014 c.76 §7]


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.
 
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