2015 ORS 87.172¹
Time period before foreclosure allowed

(1) Except as otherwise provided in this section, a person claiming a lien under ORS 87.152 (Possessory lien for labor or material expended on chattel) to 87.162 (Landlord's lien) must retain the chattel that is subject to the lien for at least 60 days after the lien attaches to the chattel before foreclosing the lien.

(2) Except as otherwise provided in this subsection, a person claiming a lien under ORS 87.152 (Possessory lien for labor or material expended on chattel) for cost of care, materials and services bestowed on an animal must retain the animal for at least 30 days after the lien attaches to the animal before foreclosing the lien. If the lien is for veterinary services to a domestic animal, the person must retain the animal for at least five days after the lien attaches to the animal before foreclosing the lien. As used in this subsection, "domestic animal" means an animal that is not livestock as defined in ORS 72.1030 (Definitions and index of definitions) and for which the veterinary services were requested by an owner or other person with apparent authority regarding care of the animal.

(3) A person claiming a lien under ORS 87.152 (Possessory lien for labor or material expended on chattel) for the cost of removing, towing or storage of a vehicle that is appraised by a person who holds a certificate issued under ORS 819.480 (Vehicle appraiser certificate) to have a value of:

(a) $1,000 or less but more than $500, must retain the vehicle at least 30 days after the lien attaches to the vehicle before foreclosing the lien.

(b) $500 or less, must retain the vehicle at least 15 days after the lien attaches to the vehicle before foreclosing the lien. [1975 c.648 §7; 1979 c.401 §1; 1981 c.861 §1; 1983 c.338 §881; 1993 c.326 §9; 1995 c.758 §18; 2005 c.738 §7; 2011 c.399 §2]


1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 87—Statutory Liens, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors087.­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.