2015 ORS 697.095¹
Civil penalties

(1) In addition to any other penalty provided by law, a person who violates any provision of ORS 697.015 (Registration requirement) or 697.058 (Agency records) or any rule adopted under ORS 697.031 (Registration procedure), 697.085 (Rules) or 697.086 (Rules for collection of child support payments) is subject to forfeiture and payment of a civil penalty to the Department of Consumer and Business Services in an amount of not more than $1,000 for each offense.

(2) Civil penalties under this section shall be imposed as provided in ORS 183.745 (Civil penalty procedures).

(3) All penalties recovered shall be deposited in the Consumer and Business Services Fund created by ORS 705.145 (Consumer and Business Services Fund). [1983 c.69 §4; 1987 c.373 §44; 1991 c.734 §87; 2005 c.338 §13]

Notes of Decisions

Holder of license issued pursuant to these sec­tions who voluntarily surrenders it to the issuing authority with the inten­tion of abandoning it is in the same posi­tion as a new applicant who seeks the right to engage in the ac­tivity for which the license is re­quired. State ex rel Black v. American Recovery, Ltd., 12 Or App 139, 505 P2d 1166 (1973)

Collec­tion agencies which solicit and collect claims of third parties upon contingent fee basis are not involved in unauthorized practice of law. Messmer v. Carter/Bonded Credit Company, 282 Or 323, 578 P2d 788 (1978)

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Applica­tion to out-of-state businesses whose only contact with Oregon debtors is through telephonic or mail communica­tion, (1980) Vol 40, p 358

Chapter 697

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Duty of merchant using third party letterhead purchased from collec­tion letter service to obtain license, (1972) Vol 36, p 79


1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 697—Collection Agencies; Check-Cashing Businesses; Debt Management Service Providers, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors697.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2015, Chapter 697, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano697.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
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.