2017 ORS 88.110¹
Duration of real property mortgage lien
  • when suit for foreclosure barred

Except as provided in ORS 88.120 (When foreclosure not barred by ORS 88.110), no mortgage upon real property shall be a lien upon such property after the expiration of 10 years from the later of the date of maturity of the mortgage debt, the expiration of the term of the mortgage debt or the date to which the payment thereof has been extended by agreement of record; and after such 10 years the mortgage shall be conclusively presumed paid and discharged, and no suit shall be maintainable for its foreclosure. If neither the date of maturity nor the term of the debt is disclosed by the recorded mortgage or recorded memorandum thereof, then the date of the execution of the recorded mortgage or recorded memorandum thereof shall be deemed the date of maturity and expiration of the term of the mortgage debt for purposes of this section. If the mortgage and a memorandum or memoranda thereof are of record and no date of maturity or statement of the term of the mortgage is contained in the mortgage or memoranda, then the date of execution of the earliest document of record shall be used to determine the date of maturity and the expiration of the term of the debt. [Amended by 1997 c.143 §1]

Notes of Decisions

Defendant, who acquired his interest in prop­erty prior to expira­tion of 10-year statutory period, was not entitled to benefit of this sec­tion. Security State Bank v. Luebke, 303 Or 418, 737 P2d 586 (1987)

Law Review Cita­tions

67 OLR 318 (1988)

Chapter 88

Notes of Decisions

Foreclosure is governed by statutes which do not require court to parti­tion prop­erty before sale. John Hancock Mutual Life Ins. Co. v. Arnold, 85 Or App 140, 735 P2d 1270 (1987), Sup Ct review denied

Where mortgagor’s grantee redeems prop­erty, redeemed prop­erty is subject to all junior liens on prop­erty existing prior to foreclosure. Franklin v. Spencer, 309 Or 476, 789 P2d 643 (1990)

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Impair­ment of mortgagee’s remedy of foreclosure where local planning authorities, under local parti­tion ordinance, deny permission to foreclose mortgage, (1978) Vol 38, p 2148

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 88—Foreclosure of Mortgages and Other Liens, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors088.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 88, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano088.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
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.