2017 ORS 87.306¹
Foreclosure by sale without suit
  • notice of sale to secured parties
  • public notice of sale by sheriff

(1) A lien claimant desiring to foreclose the lien by advertisement and sale shall deliver to the sheriff of the county in which the chattel is then located a certified copy of a court’s order issued under ORS 87.282 (Waiver of right to hearing before filing of petition), 87.296 (Waiver of right to hearing after issuance of show cause order) or 87.302 (Authority of court on sustaining validity of lien claim) and a copy of the notice of claim of lien, certified by the recording officer of the county where it was filed.

(2) When the lien claimant delivers a certified copy of a court’s order and a certified copy of the notice of claim of lien to a sheriff under subsection (1) of this section, the lien claimant, not later than the 30th day before the foreclosure sale, shall also send a copy of that order and notice by registered or certified mail to each person with a lien on the chattel to be sold recorded in the county of sale or with a security interest in the chattel to be sold who has filed a financing statement perfecting that security interest in the office of the Secretary of State or in the office of the appropriate county officer of the county in which the sale is held. If the chattel to be sold at the foreclosure sale is a chattel for which a certificate of title is required by the laws of this state, the lien claimant shall also so notify those persons whom the certificate of title indicates have a security interest or lien in the chattel.

(3) The sheriff shall promptly take the chattel described in the notice of claim of lien into the possession of the sheriff and shall hold it until the foreclosure sale.

(4) After taking possession of a chattel under subsection (3) of this section, a sheriff shall have a notice of foreclosure sale printed once a week for two successive weeks in a daily or weekly newspaper, as defined in ORS 193.010 (Definitions for ORS 193.010 and 193.020), published in the county in which the sale is held or, if there is none, in a daily or weekly newspaper, as defined in ORS 193.010 (Definitions for ORS 193.010 and 193.020), generally circulated in the county in which the sale is held. The notice of foreclosure must contain a particular description of the chattel to be sold, the name of the owner or reputed owner of the chattel, the amount due on the lien, the time and place of the sale and the name of the person foreclosing the lien. After that advertisement but not sooner than the 30th day after the sheriff received a certified copy of the court’s order and the certified copy of the notice of claim of lien under subsection (1) of this section, the sheriff shall sell the chattel, or such part thereof as may be necessary, at public auction to the highest bidder for cash. The sheriff shall deliver the chattel to the highest bidder and shall give the highest bidder a bill of sale containing an acknowledgment of payment for the chattel. [1975 c.648 §33]

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.