ORS 699.050¹
Property left in hotel over 60 days
  • notice and sale

(1) If any person leaves any baggage or property in any inn or hotel for a period of 60 days after the relation of hotelkeeper or innkeeper and guest or boarder between such guest or boarder and the proprietor of such inn or hotel has ceased, the hotelkeeper or innkeeper may proceed to sell the baggage or other property of such guest or boarder at private sale, 10 days after posting notice of the time and place of the sale in three public places in the city where the hotel or inn is located, provided a copy of such notice is mailed in an envelope, addressed to the guest or boarder at the place of residence registered by the guest or boarder in the register of the inn or hotel. The proceeds of the sale shall be applied first to the payment of the hotelkeeper’s or innkeeper’s claims for storage on such baggage or property and of the cost of selling the same. Any residue remaining shall, on demand within six months, be paid to the guest or boarder and if not so demanded within six months from the date of the sale, the residue shall be deposited by the innkeeper or hotelkeeper with the treasurer of the county in which the inn or hotel is situated, together with a statement of the innkeeper’s claims for storage and the cost of enforcing the same, a copy of the notice and of the amounts received for the goods sold at the sale. The county treasurer shall credit the residue to the general revenue fund of the county, subject to the right of the guest or boarder, or a representative of the guest or boarder, to reclaim it.

(2) The notice provided for in subsection (1) of this section shall be substantially in the following form:


I, (name of the owner, manager or other proper person) hereby state that more than _____ days have elapsed since (name of the owner or other person who left the property in the hotel or inn) left certain baggage, clothing and other property in (name of hotel or inn) and that the relation of hotelkeeper or innkeeper and guest or boarder between such person and the undersigned has ceased as of said aforementioned time; that there is now due or owing the undersigned on account of its storing said baggage, clothing and property the sum of $_____. Notice hereby is given that the undersigned will proceed to sell the clothing, baggage and other property (no other description is necessary) of the above-named person at private sale at (name of the hotel or inn or other place where the sale shall take place) on the _____ day of _____, 2___.

Dated this _____ day of _____, 2___.

Signed ____________

______________________________________________________________________________ [Amended by 1957 c.670 §32]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 699—Innkeepers and Hotelkeepers, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors699.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
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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