2017 ORS 87.146¹
Priorities of liens

(1) Except as provided in subsection (2) of this section:

(a) Liens created by ORS 87.152 (Possessory lien for labor or material expended on chattel) to 87.162 (Landlord’s lien) have priority over all other liens, security interests and encumbrances on the chattel subject to the lien, except that taxes and duly perfected security interests existing before chattels sought to be subjected to a lien created by ORS 87.162 (Landlord’s lien) are brought upon the leased premises have priority over that lien.

(b) Liens created by ORS 87.216 (Nonpossessory lien for labor or material expended on chattel) to 87.232 (Fishing lien and fish worker’s lien) have equal priority. When a judgment is given foreclosing two or more liens created by ORS 87.216 (Nonpossessory lien for labor or material expended on chattel) to 87.232 (Fishing lien and fish worker’s lien) upon the same chattel, the debts secured by those liens shall be satisfied pro rata out of the proceeds of the sale of the property.

(c) With regard to the same chattel, a lien created by ORS 87.216 (Nonpossessory lien for labor or material expended on chattel) to 87.232 (Fishing lien and fish worker’s lien) has priority over a nonpossessory chattel lien created by any other law.

(d) With regard to the same chattel, a lien created by ORS 87.216 (Nonpossessory lien for labor or material expended on chattel) is junior and subordinate to a duly perfected security interest in existence when the notice of claim of such lien is filed under ORS 87.242 (Filing notice of claim of lien).

(e) With regard to the same chattel, a lien created by ORS 87.222 (Logger’s, woodworker’s and timberland owner’s lien) to 87.232 (Fishing lien and fish worker’s lien) has priority over a security interest created under ORS chapter 79.

(2)(a) A personal property tax lien, a chattel lien claimed by the State of Oregon, its agencies or any political subdivision thereof, and a chattel lien claimed by a state officer or employee during the course of official duty pursuant to law have priority over a lien created by ORS 87.152 (Possessory lien for labor or material expended on chattel) to 87.162 (Landlord’s lien) and 87.216 (Nonpossessory lien for labor or material expended on chattel) to 87.232 (Fishing lien and fish worker’s lien).

(b) A duly perfected security interest of a lessor in any portion of crops or animals to pay or secure payment of rental of the premises upon which those crops or animals are grown, not to exceed 50 percent of those crops or animals, shall not be subject to the lien created by ORS 87.226 (Agricultural services lien). [1975 c.648 §2; 2003 c.576 §335]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 87—Statutory Liens, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors087.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
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.