Possessory Liens/Abandoned Vehicles Oregon DMV

Possessory Liens/Abandoned Vehicles
                                       Oregon DMV

                    In order to title a vehicle, one must have acquired a legal interest through some legal process.
               A tower claiming a possessory lien must have a valid tow business certificate issued under ORS 822.205

This packet contains:
♦    information about asking advice from DMV,
♦    general information on some situations where ownership of a vehicle may be transferable through a possessory
     lien process,
♦    information on abandoned vehicles,
♦    information on documents and fees needed to apply for title,
♦    answers to some frequently asked questions not otherwise covered in the above information, and
♦    the DMV-issued forms to use when applying for title when a vehicle has been sold based on a possessory lien
     foreclosure,
♦    copies of some of the laws covering the most common possessory lien and abandoned vehicle situations (you also
     may obtain copies of laws at your local library or by Internet access at www.leg.state.or.us/ors).
                                                     Advice from DMV
DMV cannot advise you which, if any, of the laws or forms referenced in this packet fit your particular situation. There
may be other laws or legal procedures that could be followed in disposing of an abandoned vehicle or obtaining an
interest in a vehicle. If you have questions concerning what laws may apply or about the process for claiming or
foreclosing a lien, you may wish to seek legal counsel for advice, or research on your own.

Note: The statutes provided at the back of this packet are amended by Oregon Laws 2007 and will be codified in the
2007-2008 Oregon Revised Statutes.
                                                   General information
Some situations where ownership of a vehicle may be transferable through the possessory lien process:

1.     Vehicles owned by a tenant or occupant legally responsible for rent, which was brought upon the leased
       premises, and retained by the landlord to secure payment of rent. The landlord may have a claim to a lien
       under ORS 87.162. If you foreclose a lien based on these statutes, title should be applied for using a Certificate
       of Possessory Lien Foreclosure, Form 735-518.

2.     Vehicles abandoned on private property and removed at the request of the owner or lawful possessor of the
       property, in accordance with Chapter 98. The person towing the vehicle may have a claim to a lien under ORS
       98.835. If you foreclose a lien based on these statutes, title should be applied for using a Certificate of
       Possessory Lien Foreclosure, Form 735-519.

3.     Vehicles repaired, stored, towed, etc, at the request of the owner or lawful possessor of the vehicle. The person
       who repaired, stored, or towed the vehicle may have a claim to a lien under ORS 87.152. If you foreclose a lien
       based on these statutes, title should be applied for using a Certificate of Possessory Lien Foreclosure, Form
       735-520.

4.     Vehicles abandoned by a tenant with whom you have a lease or rental agreement (ORS 90.425). If you
       foreclose a lien based on this statute, title should be applied for using a Certificate of Possessory Lien
       Foreclosure, Form 735-521.

5.     Vehicles towed at the request of an appropriate authority (Oregon State Police, a county, city) when the vehicle
       was abandoned or taken into custody by an appropriate authority and towed at the request of the authority. The
       person towing the vehicle may have a claim to a lien under ORS 98 and ORS 87. If you foreclose a lien based
       on these statutes, title should be applied for using a Certificate of Possessory Lien Foreclosure, Form 735-6604.

6.     Vehicles left or parked in violation of ORS 98.810 and removed from either proscribed property or from a
       parking facility at the request of the owner of the parking facility or the owner of the proscribed property. The
       tower, who removed the vehicle, may have a claim to a lien under ORS 98.812. If you foreclose a lien based on
       these statutes, title should be applied for using a Certificate of Possessory Lien Foreclosure, Form 735-6605.
735-6828 PACKET (1-08)                                                                                                  STK# 300411
Possessory Liens/Abandoned Vehicles
                                      Oregon DMV

                                               Abandoned Vehicles
In order to title any vehicle, including abandoned vehicles, one must have acquired a legal interest through
some legal process. Generally, it will not be the property owner, but whoever purchases the vehicle at a subsequent
sale by a lien claimant or authority, who may apply for title.

There are various provisions available for disposal of abandoned vehicles including the following:

‰   For vehicles abandoned on any public way, state law (ORS Chapter 819) allows for the appropriate authority (e.g.
    state, county, city) to remove the vehicle. Some local governments may also have ordinances governing the
    disposal. If the vehicle is abandoned on federal property, federal laws would apply.

‰   For vehicles abandoned on private property, Oregon law (ORS 98.830) states:
    "A person who is the owner, or is in lawful possession of private property on which a vehicle has been abandoned
    may have a tower tow the vehicle from the property if:
        (1) The person affixes a notice to the vehicle stating that the vehicle will be towed if it is not removed. The
            notice required by this subsection must remain on the vehicle for 72 hours before the vehicle may be
            removed.
        (2) The person fills out and signs a form* that includes:
                (a) a description of the vehicle to be towed;
                (b) the location of the property from which the vehicle will be towed;
                (c) a statement that the person has complied with subsections (1) of this section. The form
                    should be given to the tow company who removes the vehicle.

                         *NOTE: DMV does not provide you with a form. The information needed {described in
                                  (2) (a),(b),(c)} can be written on a separate piece of paper.

‰   For vehicles abandoned on private property, ORS 819.280 allows a person to make a request to an authority
    (state, city, or county) to dispose of a vehicle abandoned on private property, when it is appraised at a value of
    $500 or less, by a person who holds a certificate issued under ORS 819.230, and the person making the request is
    determined to be in lawful possession of the vehicle. If the authority chooses to dispose of the vehicle, the
    authority may only dispose of the vehicle and its contents to a person who holds a valid dismantler certificate
    issued under ORS 822.110. The authority may charge the person requesting the disposal a fee to dispose of the
    vehicle.

‰   For vehicles left or parked in a parking facility or on proscribed property defined in ORS 98.805, ORS 98.812
    states that "…the owner of the parking facility or the owner of the proscribed property, after notice to the local law
    enforcement agency, may have the motor vehicle towed from the parking facility or the proscribed property and
    placed in storage at a public garage or public parking lot." The statute further states that the garagekeeper or
    public parking operator is entitled to a lien on the vehicle and contents.

‰   There may be other provisions that could apply, such as when the vehicle owner was a former tenant of the
    property owner and owes rent, or when the property owner performed labor on the vehicle or stored the vehicle at
    the request of the vehicle owner or lawful possessor. Again, you may wish to seek legal counsel or research on
    your own if you have questions about whether you can claim a lien, or what steps you must follow to claim and to
    foreclose on such a lien.

Titling a previously abandoned vehicle:

To obtain title, a person must have acquired a legal interest in a vehicle. In most cases people do this through some
form of purchase or financial agreement; that change of interest is accomplished through the voluntary assignment of
the existing title for the vehicle.

In the case of an abandoned vehicle, any transfer of interest will be involuntary and require some form of legal process
(operation of law). One cannot simply obtain title because the vehicle was left on one's property.
Possessory Liens/Abandoned Vehicles
                                       Oregon DMV

In most cases of abandoned vehicles, the existing title is not available for transfer. In lieu of a properly endorsed title,
and in addition to any other title requirements, DMV must receive satisfactory evidence of the facts entitling the
applicant to title. For example:

    For an abandoned vehicle sold by an appropriate authority (for example, state police, county sheriff, or a city) and
    where the vehicle is not otherwise subject to salvage title procedures, the purchaser may apply for title. A bill of
    sale to the purchaser from the appropriate authority will be required in support of the application for title. The bill of
    sale must describe the vehicle, identify the statutes or legal authority under which the sale was held, and indicate
    that former interest holders were notified.

    For a vehicle sold through foreclosure of a lien by the party who towed the vehicle, whoever purchased the vehicle
    at the lien foreclosure sale may apply for title. A certification from the tow company concerning the lien and
    foreclosure and to whom the vehicle was sold is required in support of the title application. (Tow companies can
    obtain certification forms from DMV.)

    For a vehicle sold through foreclosure of some other type of lien foreclosure, whoever acquires the vehicle through
    the foreclosure process may apply for title. A certification from the lien claimant is required in support of the title
    application. Certification forms for the more common liens (for example, possessory labor/storage liens, landlord
    liens) are included in this packet or may be obtained from DMV. Forms are also available on the Internet at:
    www.odot.state.or.us/dmv
                               Documents and fees needed to apply for title:
After the lien has been foreclosed, the appropriate Certificate of Possessory Lien Foreclosure form should be fully
completed and signed by the person foreclosing the lien. The form is then given to the purchaser. The purchaser or a
subsequent buyer may then apply for title.

To apply for title, the purchaser must submit:
♦   an Application for Title and Registration, Form 735-226, fully completed and signed.
♦   ONE of the Certification of Possessory Lien forms (the one that covers your situation), fully completed and signed
    by the authorized representative of the business or the person claiming the lien. Your application will be rejected if
    you submit more than one type of form for certifying foreclosure.
♦   The appropriate title application fee. If the vehicle was last titled in Oregon, you must submit an application for title
    to DMV within 30 days from the date of the auction to avoid paying late fees.

NOTE: If the vehicle was last titled in another state, or must be titled as assembled, reconstructed or replica, either
DMV or the Oregon State Police must complete a physical inspection of the vehicle's identification number. The fee
for the inspection is $7.
                                 Lien Claimants Required To Keep Records
Lien claimants are required to keep records sufficient to establish that all vehicles being sold or offered for sale were
acquired by the lien claimant as the result of a possessory lien. Records must be retained for a period of five years by
the lien claimant. The following records must be retained:
     ♦   A signed and dated copy of an original tow notification, repair order, an impound form from law enforcement or
         other similar form or document showing how the lien claimant acquired possession of the subject vehicle, or a
         written record that identifies the person or entity that authorized the lien claimant to take possession of the
         subject vehicle and the time and date of contact;
     ♦   A signed and dated copy of an original claim of possessory lien/ notice of foreclosure sale form applicable to
         the possessory lien or similar form or document showing the owner of the vehicle was notified of the
         possessory lien;
     ♦   A signed and dated copy of the DMV certificate of possessory lien foreclosure form applicable to the
         possessory lien as specified in OAR 735-020-0012 for each subject vehicle; and
     ♦   A bill of sale, if applicable.
A lien claimant must notify DMV within 10 days of the sale or transfer of interest of a vehicle. DMV must receive a
completed and signed Notice of Sale or Transfer of Vehicle (DMV Form 6890), if the subject vehicle is covered by an
Oregon title; or a completed and signed Notice of Lien Foreclosure; Sale or Transfer of Vehicle (DMV Form 6890A), if
the subject vehicle is not covered by an Oregon title.
Possessory Liens/Abandoned Vehicles
                                      Oregon DMV

                         Answers to Frequently Asked Questions
Out-of-State Possessory Liens:
• I have a possessory lien document, sheriff's sale document, or similar ownership document issued by a jurisdiction
   outside of Oregon. Can I apply for an Oregon certificate of title using one of these documents?
    No. Oregon DMV will not accept an application for vehicle title when ownership is being transferred under out-of-
state abandoned vehicle laws or out-of-state foreclosure laws. An Oregon title will be issued only after the lien claimant
or purchaser is issued a certificate of title by the jurisdiction where the foreclosure occurred.
Donating an Abandoned Vehicle:
• A vehicle has been abandoned on my property. Can I donate it to a charity?
     No, you cannot give away an abandoned vehicle, even if it's on your property. Oregon law contains several
specific provisions for the disposal of abandoned vehicles. See the "Abandoned Vehicles" section for additional
information on the disposal of abandoned vehicles.
Possessory Lien Foreclosure Forms:
• Do I need to complete the entire form?
    Yes. A possessory lien foreclosure form must be fully completed and signed before it will be accepted.
•   Are there additional forms that need to be completed?
    See the "Documents and Fees" section for additional information on the forms that you will need to apply for title
after a possessory lien is officially foreclosed.
•   Are there special instructions for completing the form?
     No. Just be sure that each section of the form is complete and that you have signed the form. Your signature
certifies that you have complied with all applicable lien foreclosure laws and rules. If you're not sure, you may want to
seek legal advice from an attorney.
•   Which possessory lien foreclosure form do I use to file a possessory lien?
    DMV cannot dispense legal advice. This includes advising you on the particular foreclosure process or foreclosure
form that applies to your situation. If you're not sure, you may want to seek legal advice from an attorney.
•   Can I just complete and submit all DMV possessory lien forms?
    No. Your application will be rejected if you submit more than one form. Each form references different laws, rules
and requirements. It's your responsibility to know the laws that apply to your situation. If you're not sure, you may want
to seek legal advice from an attorney.
Professional Lien Services:
• Am I required to use a professional lien service?
   No. You can file the lien yourself or use a professional lien service. In either case, all applicable laws and rules
must be followed.
Requesting Information on a Vehicle Owner:
• Am I required to contact the vehicle owner when foreclosing a lien?
   It depends on the type of lien that is being foreclosed and the laws that apply. If you're not sure, you may want to
seek legal advice from an attorney.
•   Can I request information from DMV to notify the vehicle owner for purposes of a lien foreclosure?
    Yes. DMV will process a records request for this purpose if the request is made in writing, includes a $4
processing fee and contains all of the following information:
    •   The vehicle year, make, model, identification number (VIN) and license plate number;
    •   A signed statement that the record information is requested for purposes of "providing notice of a lien
        foreclosure." Include a citation of the applicable law(s) authorizing the foreclosure (ORS #, Local Ordinance #,
        etc.). In addition to the requirements above, records requests from a business must include the name of the
        business or be on official letterhead stationery and must be signed by an authorized representative.
Request Example: I hereby request the vehicle record for the vehicle listed below. Any personal information contained
in the record will be used solely for the purpose of providing notice of a lien foreclosure under ORS 123.456. 1994
Ford PU, plate # ABC123, VIN 123456789ABCDEFG.
Submit your request and $4 fee to: DMV Record Services Unit, 1905 Lana Ave NE, Salem, OR 97314.
DMV                                     CERTIFICATE OF POSSESSORY LIEN FORECLOSURE
                                                       (ORS 87.162 - LANDLORDS LIEN )
    DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
  DRIVER AND MOTOR VEHICLE SERVICES
 1905 LANA AVE NE, SALEM OREGON 97314


        This certification is for use in support of an Oregon title application where transfer of ownership results from the
        foreclosure of a possessory landlord's lien created under ORS 87.162, where the vehicle owned by a tenant or
        occupant legally responsible for rent, was brought upon the leased premises, and retained by the landlord to
        secure payment of rent and such advances made upon behalf of the tenant. This form may not be used where
        there is previously perfected security interest in a vehicle, and where as provided in ORS 87.182 the lien must
        be foreclosed by suit.
        ORS 822.093 requires lien claimants to keep records sufficient to establish that all vehicles being sold or offered
        for sale were acquired by the lien claimant as the result of a possessory lien. Records, including a signed and
        dated copy of this DMV certificate of possessory lien foreclosure form, must be retained for a period of five years
        by the lien claimant.

         I certify that:
         •      The following described vehicle was owned by a tenant or occupant legally responsible for
                rent and was brought upon the leased premises by said person;

         •      I, or the firm I represent, am the landlord of the leased property and a possessory landlord's
                lien is attached to the vehicle pursuant to ORS 87.162 and 87.166.

         •      I foreclosed the possessory lien in accordance with the provisions of ORS 87.172 and ORS
                87.176 to 87.206, and

         •      I complied with all applicable statutory requirements, including notification of all security
                interest holders as listed on the Certificate of Title, in accordance with ORS 87.196.
PLATE NUMBER                                         STATE OF ISSUE     VEHICLE YEAR    MAKE           BODY STYLE     MODEL



VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER




         I further certify that:
         •      The vehicle was sold at public auction to:

                                        __________________________________________(Buyer's printed name)

                                        __________________________________________(Date of auction)
                             Not valid unless buyer’s name and date of auction completed.
          I (the lien claimant) further certify that all information given above is true and accurate and that I am
          making this certification in support of an application for title. I understand it is a crime under ORS
          803.075, to certify the truth of a statement when I know the statement is not true. Such a crime is a class A
          misdemeanor and is punishable by a jail sentence of up to year and a fine of up to $6,250, or both.
PRINTED NAME OF LIEN CLAIMANT                                                                          PHONE NUMBER


STREET ADDRESS                                                           CITY                          STATE          ZIP CODE


SIGNATURE OF LIEN CLAIMANT

X
             NOT VALID UNLESS FORM COMPLETED IN FULL AND SIGNED.
                                           This form must be submitted to DMV with the application for title.
735-518 (1-08)                                                                                                                   STK# 300166
DMV                                     CERTIFICATE OF POSSESSORY LIEN FORECLOSURE
                                                               (ORS 98.835)
    DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
  DRIVER AND MOTOR VEHICLE SERVICES
 1905 LANA AVE NE, SALEM OREGON 97314



        This certification is for use in support of Oregon title applications where transfer results from
        the foreclosure of a lien created under ORS 98.835 as the result of an abandoned vehicle
        being removed from private property at the request of the owner or lawful possessor of the
        property, in accordance with ORS 98.830.
        ORS 822.093 requires lien claimants to keep records sufficient to establish that all vehicles
        being sold or offered for sale were acquired by the lien claimant as the result of a possessory
        lien. Records, including a signed and dated copy of this DMV certificate of possessory lien
        foreclosure form, must be retained for a period of five years by the lien claimant.
         I certify that:

         •        I, or the firm I represent, at the request of the owner or lawful possessor of private property,
                  removed the following described vehicle from said property, as provided in ORS 98.830;

         •        A possessory lien pursuant to ORS 98.835 is attached to the vehicle;

         •       I foreclosed the possessory lien in accordance with ORS 98.835(3), ORS 87.172(3) and
                 ORS 87.176 to 87.206; and

         •       I complied with all applicable statutory requirements, including notification of all security
                 interest holders as listed on the Certificate of Title, in accordance with ORS 87.196.
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VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER




         I further certify that:
         •      The vehicle was sold at public auction to:


                                        __________________________________________(Buyer's printed name)

                                        __________________________________________(Date of auction)

                             Not valid unless buyer’s name and date of auction completed.
        I (the lien claimant) further certify that all information given above is true and accurate and that I am
        making this certification in support of an application for title. I understand it is a crime under ORS 803.075
        to certify the truth of a statement when I know the statement is not true. Such a crime is a class A
        misdemeanor punishable by a jail sentence of up to 1 year and a fine of up to $6,250, or both.
PRINTED NAME OF LIEN CLAIMANT (A TOWER MUST HAVE A VALID TOW BUSINESS CERTIFICATE ISSUED UNDER ORS 822.205)       PHONE NUMBER


STREET ADDRESS                                                             CITY                                   STATE          ZIP CODE


SIGNATURE OF LIEN CLAIMANT                                                                     TOWER PLATE NUMBER (TW PLATE)

X

             NOT VALID UNLESS FORM COMPLETED IN FULL AND SIGNED.
                                           This form must be submitted to DMV with the application for title.
735-519 (1-08)                                                                                                                              STK# 300152
DMV                                   CERTIFICATE OF POSSESSORY LIEN FORECLOSURE
                                              (ORS 87.152 - LIEN FOR LABOR AND MATERIALS)
    DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
  DRIVER AND MOTOR VEHICLE SERVICES
 1905 LANA AVE NE, SALEM OREGON 97314



        This certification is for use in support of Oregon title applications where transfer results from
        the foreclosure of a possessory lien created under ORS 87.152. That statute provides for a lien
        for labor or materials expended on a chattel (including a vehicle) in situations where at the
        request of the owner or lawful possessor of a chattel (e.g., vehicle), a person makes,
        alters, repairs, transports, stores, pastures, cares for, provides services for, supplies materials
        for or performs labor on a chattel.

        ORS 822.093 requires lien claimants to keep records sufficient to establish that all vehicles
        being sold or offered for sale were acquired by the lien claimant as the result of a possessory
        lien. Records, including a signed and dated copy of this DMV certificate of possessory lien
        foreclosure form, must be retained for a period of five years by the lien claimant.

         I certify that:
         •      I, or the firm I represent, at the request of the owner or lawful possessor, expended labor or
                materials on the following described vehicle pursuant to ORS 87.152 and 87.166.

         •      I foreclosed the possessory lien in accordance with the provisions of ORS 87.172 and ORS
                87.176 to 87.206, and

         •      I complied with all applicable statutory requirements, including notification of all security
                interest holders as listed on the Certificate of Title, in accordance with ORS 87.196.
PLATE NUMBER                                       STATE OF ISSUE         VEHICLE YEAR        MAKE            BODY STYLE          MODEL



VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER




             I further certify that:

             •       The vehicle was sold at public auction to:

                                        __________________________________________(Buyer's printed name)

                                        __________________________________________(Date of auction)

                            Not valid unless buyer’s name and date of auction completed.
         I (the lien claimant) further certify that all information given above is true and accurate and that I am
         making this certification in support of an application for title. I understand it is a crime under ORS
         803.075, to certify the truth of a statement when I know the statement is not true. Such a crime is a Class
         A Misdemeanor punishable by a jail sentence of up to 1 year and a fine of up to $6,250, or both.
PRINTED NAME OF LIEN CLAIMANT (A TOWER MUST HAVE A VALID TOW BUSINESS CERTIFICATE ISSUED UNDER ORS 822.205)       PHONE NUMBER



STREET ADDRESS                                                            CITY                                    STATE          ZIP CODE



SIGNATURE OF LIEN CLAIMANT

X
             NOT VALID UNLESS FORM COMPLETED IN FULL AND SIGNED.
                                         This form must be submitted to DMV with the application for title.
735-520 (7-09)                                                                                                                              STK# 300167
DMV                                  CERTIFICATE OF POSSESSORY LIEN FORECLOSURE
                                                     (ORS 90.425 – LIEN FOR PERSONAL PROPERTY
    DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
  DRIVER AND MOTOR VEHICLE SERVICES
 1905 LANA AVE NE, SALEM OREGON 97314
                                                               ABANDONED BY TENANT)

        This certification is for use in support of Oregon title applications where transfer results from the foreclosure of a
        possessory lien created under ORS 90.425. The statute provides for a lien which allows a landlord to dispose of
        property abandoned by a tenant with whom they have a lease or rental agreement.
        ORS 822.093 requires lien claimants to keep records sufficient to establish that all vehicles being sold or offered
        for sale were acquired by the lien claimant as the result of a possessory lien. Records, including a signed and
        dated copy of this DMV certificate of possessory lien foreclosure form, must be retained for a period of five years
        by the lien claimant.
        I certify that:
        • I have attached a possessory lien on the following described vehicle, pursuant to ORS
             90.425.
        • I foreclosed the possessory lien in accordance with the provisions of ORS 90.425; and
        • I complied with all applicable statutory requirements, including notification of all security
             interest holders as listed on the Certificate of Title, in accordance with ORS 87.196.
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VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER




        I further certify that:

        •      The vehicle was sold at a private or public auction to:

          ___________________________(Buyer’s printed name); ______________(Date of auction)
        OR
        • I, or the firm I represent, have determined from county records that the current fair market
          value of the vehicle is $500 or less or so low that the cost of storage and conducting a public
          sale probably exceeds the amount that would be realized from the sale.

               The vehicle has been disposed of or given without consideration to the following unrelated
               person or nonprofit organization:

               ____________________________________(Given to); ______________(Date of disposal)

                             Not valid unless buyer’s name and date of auction completed.
          I (the lien claimant) further certify that all information given above is true and accurate and that I am
          making this certification in support of an application for title. I understand it is a crime under ORS
          803.075, to certify the truth of a statement when I know the statement is not true. Such a crime is a class A
          misdemeanor and is punishable by a jail sentence of up to 1 year and a fine of up to $6,250, or both.
PRINTED NAME OF LIEN CLAIMANT                                                                           PHONE NUMBER



STREET ADDRESS                                                        CITY                              STATE          ZIP CODE



SIGNATURE OF LIEN CLAIMANT

X

            NOT VALID UNLESS FORM COMPLETED IN FULL AND SIGNED.
                                        This form must be submitted to DMV with the application for title.
735-521 (1-08)                                                                                                                    STK# 300153
DMV                                  CERTIFICATE OF POSSESSORY LIEN FORECLOSURE
    DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
  DRIVER AND MOTOR VEHICLE SERVICES
                                                           (ORS 819.160)
 1905 LANA AVE NE, SALEM OREGON 97314




        This certification is for use in support of Oregon title applications where transfer results from
        the foreclosure of a lien created under ORS 819.160 as a result of a vehicle being towed at the
        request of an appropriate authority (e.g., Oregon State Police, a county or city) where the
        vehicle is:
         •      An abandoned vehicle appraised at a value of more than $500 by a person who holds a
                certificate under ORS 819.230;
         •      A vehicle taken into custody under ORS 819.110 or 819.120;
         •      A vehicle left parked or standing in violation of ORS 811.555 or 811.570; or
         •      A vehicle taken into custody under ORS 809.720 for violation of ORS 806.010.

        ORS 822.093 requires lien claimants to keep records sufficient to establish that all vehicles
        being sold or offered for sale were acquired by the lien claimant as the result of a possessory
        lien. Records, including a signed and dated copy of this DMV certificate of possessory lien
        foreclosure form, must be retained for a period of five years by the lien claimant.

        I certify that:
        •       I, or the firm I represent, towed the following described vehicle at the request of an
                appropriate authority, and that a possessory lien as provided in ORS 819.160 is attached.

        •       I foreclosed the possessory lien in accordance with ORS 98.812(3), ORS 87.172(3) and
                ORS 87.176 to 87.206, and

        •       I complied with all applicable statutory requirements.
PLATE NUMBER                                      STATE OF ISSUE          VEHICLE YEAR         MAKE               BODY STYLE           MODEL



VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER




           I further certify that:
           •      The vehicle was sold at public auction to:
                                 _____________________________________________ (Buyer’s printed name)

                                  _____________________________________________ (Date of auction)
                             Not valid unless buyer’s name and date of auction completed.
          I (the lien claimant) further certify that all information given above is true and accurate and that I am
          making this certification in support of an application for title. I understand it is a crime under ORS
          803.075, to certify the truth of a statement when I know the statement is not true. Such a crime is
          punishable by a jail sentence of up to 1 year and a fine of up to $6,250, or both.
PRINTED NAME OF LIEN CLAIMANT (A TOWER MUST HAVE A VALID TOW BUSINESS CERTIFICATE ISSUED UNDER ORS 822.205)   PHONE NUMBER



STREET ADDRESS                                                                  CITY                                           STATE   ZIP CODE



SIGNATURE OF LIEN CLAIMANT                                                                     TOWER PLATE NUMBER (TW PLATE)

X

             NOT VALID UNLESS FORM COMPLETED IN FULL AND SIGNED.
                                        This form must be submitted to DMV with the application for title.
735-6604 (1-08)                                                                                                                                STK# 300328
DMV                                  CERTIFICATE OF POSSESSORY LIEN FORECLOSURE
                                                            (ORS 98.812)
    DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
  DRIVER AND MOTOR VEHICLE SERVICES
 1905 LANA AVE NE, SALEM OREGON 97314



        This certification is for use in support of an Oregon title application where transfer results from
        the foreclosure of a lien created under ORS 98.812 as a result of a vehicle being removed
        from a parking facility or from proscribed property as defined in ORS 98.805 and which after
        notice to the local law enforcement agency, was at the request of the property owner, removed
        and placed in storage at a public garage or public parking lot.
        ORS 822.093 requires lien claimants to keep records sufficient to establish that all vehicles
        being sold or offered for sale were acquired by the lien claimant as the result of a possessory
        lien. Records, including a signed and dated copy of this DMV certificate of possessory lien
        foreclosure form, must be retained for a period of five years by the lien claimant.

         I certify that:
         •      I am a tower who at the request of an owner of a parking facility or the owner of proscribed
                property as defined in ORS 98.805, removed the following described vehicle.

         •      A possessory lien under ORS 98.812 is attached to the vehicle.

         •      I foreclosed the possessory lien in accordance with ORS 98.812(3), ORS 87.172(3) and
                ORS 87.176 to 87.206, and

         •      I complied with all applicable statutory requirements, including notification of all security
                interest holders as listed on the Certificate of Title, in accordance with ORS 87.196.
PLATE NUMBER                                      STATE OF ISSUE          VEHICLE YEAR         MAKE               BODY STYLE         MODEL



VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER




         I further certify that:
         •      The vehicle was sold at public auction to:

                                _____________________________________________ (Buyer's printed name)

                                 _____________________________________________ (Date of auction)

                             Not valid unless buyer’s name and date of auction completed.
          I (the lien claimant) further certify that all information given above is true and accurate and that I am
          making this certification in support of an application for title. I understand it is a crime under ORS
          803.075, to certify the truth of a statement when I know the statement is not true. Such a crime is a Class
          A Misdemeanor and punishable by a jail sentence of up to 1 year and a fine of up to $6,250, or both.
PRINTED NAME OF LIEN CLAIMANT (A TOWER MUST HAVE A VALID TOW BUSINESS CERTIFICATE ISSUED UNDER ORS 822.205)   PHONE NUMBER



STREET ADDRESS                                                                  CITY                                         STATE   ZIP CODE



SIGNATURE OF LIEN CLAIMANT

X

             NOT VALID UNLESS FORM COMPLETED IN FULL AND SIGNED.
                                        This form must be submitted to DMV with the application for title.
735-6605 (7-09)                                                                                                                                 STK# 300329
NOTICE OF LIEN                                                                                      NOTICE OF LIEN
       DMV                              FORECLOSURE; SALE OR                                               DMV                              FORECLOSURE; SALE OR
    DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION                                                                        DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
  DRIVER AND MOTOR VEHICLE SERVICES
 1905 LANA AVE NE, SALEM OREGON 97314
                                        TRANSFER OF A VEHICLE                                         DRIVER AND MOTOR VEHICLE SERVICES
                                                                                                     1905 LANA AVE NE, SALEM OREGON 97314
                                                                                                                                            TRANSFER OF A VEHICLE
                                           (THIS IS NOT A BILL OF SALE)                                                                        (THIS IS NOT A BILL OF SALE)
       This form must be submitted to DMV by a lien claimant within 10 days of                             This form must be submitted to DMV by a lien claimant within 10 days of
       the date of sale or transfer of interest of a vehicle when a vehicle is either                      the date of sale or transfer of interest of a vehicle when a vehicle is either
       sold or acquired through a possessory lien foreclosure. Please submit                               sold or acquired through a possessory lien foreclosure. Please submit
       this form when the vehicle is NOT titled in Oregon. If the vehicle IS                               this form when the vehicle is NOT titled in Oregon. If the vehicle IS
       titled in Oregon, submit a Notice of Sale or Transfer of Vehicle (DMV                               titled in Oregon, submit a Notice of Sale or Transfer of Vehicle (DMV
       Form 6890). Completion of this form only places a notation on the vehicle                           Form 6890). Completion of this form only places a notation on the vehicle
       record. Owner name(s) on DMV records cannot change until the title is                               record. Owner name(s) on DMV records cannot change until the title is
       transferred.                                                                                        transferred.
PLATE NUMBER                                YEAR     MAKE                                           PLATE NUMBER                                YEAR     MAKE



VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER                        TITLE NUMBER                                   VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER                        TITLE NUMBER




                       BUYER / TRANSFEREE                                                                                  BUYER / TRANSFEREE
       The vehicle was sold or ownership transferred to:                                                   The vehicle was sold or ownership transferred to:
NAME OF BUYER OR TRANSFEREE (PLEASE PRINT)                             ODL/CUST. # (IF AVAILABLE)   NAME OF BUYER OR TRANSFEREE (PLEASE PRINT)                             ODL/CUST. # (IF AVAILABLE)



NAME OF BUYER OR TRANSFEREE (PLEASE PRINT)                             ODL/CUST. # (IF AVAILABLE)   NAME OF BUYER OR TRANSFEREE (PLEASE PRINT)                             ODL/CUST. # (IF AVAILABLE)



ADDRESS                                                                                             ADDRESS



CITY                                                           STATE        ZIP CODE                CITY                                                           STATE        ZIP CODE



SIGNATURE OF BUYER OR TRANSFEREE (IF AVAILABLE)                             DATE                    SIGNATURE OF BUYER OR TRANSFEREE (IF AVAILABLE)                             DATE

X                                                                                                   X
SIGNATURE OF BUYER OR TRANSFEREE (IF AVAILABLE)                             DATE                    SIGNATURE OF BUYER OR TRANSFEREE (IF AVAILABLE)                             DATE

X                                                                                                   X
                                        SELLER / TRANSFEROR                                                                                 SELLER / TRANSFEROR
NAME OF SELLER OR TRANSFEROR (PLEASE PRINT)                                                         NAME OF SELLER OR TRANSFEROR (PLEASE PRINT)



SIGNATURE OF SELLER OR TRANSFEROR                                           DATE                    SIGNATURE OF SELLER OR TRANSFEROR                                           DATE

X                                                                                                   X
NAME OF SELLER OR TRANSFEROR (PLEASE PRINT)                                                         NAME OF SELLER OR TRANSFEROR (PLEASE PRINT)



SIGNATURE OF SELLER OR TRANSFEROR                                           DATE                    SIGNATURE OF SELLER OR TRANSFEROR                                           DATE

X                                                                                                   X
  This notification is for informational purposes only and does not constitute an                     This notification is for informational purposes only and does not constitute an
  assignment or release of any interest in the vehicle. ORS 803.112(5)                                assignment or release of any interest in the vehicle. ORS 803.112(5)
735-6890A (4-04)                                                                    STK # 300461    735-6890A (4-04)                                                                    STK # 300461
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87.152 Possessory lien for labor or material expended on a chattel. A person
who makes, alters, repairs, transports, stores, pastures, cares for, provides services for, supplies materials for
or performs labor on a chattel at the request of the owner or lawful possessor of the chattel has a lien on that
chattel in the possession of the person for the reasonable or agreed charges for labor, materials or services of
the person, and the person may retain possession of the chattel until those charges are paid. [1975 c.648 s.3]

87.162 Landlord's lien. Except as provided in ORS 87.156 and 90.120, a landlord has a lien on all
chattels, except wearing apparel as defined in ORS 23.160 (1), owned by a tenant or occupant legally
responsible for rent, brought upon the leased premises, to secure the payment of rent and such advances as
are made on behalf of the tenant. The landlord may retain the chattels until the amount of rent and advances is
paid. [1975 c.648 s.5; 1981 c.258 s.1; 1997 c.374 s.8]

87.166 Attachment of liens. (1) Except as provided in subsection (2) of this section, the liens
created by ORS 87.152 to 87.162 attach to the chattels described in those sections when:
(a) The services or labor are performed or the materials or money are furnished by the lien claimant to the lien
debtor; and
(b) The charges for the services or labor performed and materials or money furnished are due and the lien
debtor either knows or should reasonably know that the charges are due.
(2) The lien created by ORS 87.162 attaches to the chattels described in that section on the 20th day after rents
or advances occur or attaches when the occupant or tenant attempts to remove the chattels from the premises
while there are unpaid rents or advances. A person claiming a lien under ORS 87.162 may take the chattels
subject to that lien into the possession of the person when the lien attaches or at any time thereafter. [1975
c.648 s.6]

87.172 Time period before foreclosure allowed. (1) Except as otherwise provided in this
section, a person claiming a lien under ORS 87.152 to 87.162 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) A person claiming a lien under ORS 87.152 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
animal is a dog or cat, the period shall be at least 15 days.
(3) A person claiming a lien under ORS 87.152 for the cost of removing, towing or storage of a vehicle that is
appraised by a person who holds a certificate issued under ORS 819.230 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 on the lien. [1975 c.648 s.7; 1979 c.401 s.1; 1981 c.861 s.1; 1983 c.338 s.881; 1993 c.326 s.9;
1995 c.758 s.18; 2005 c.738 s. 7]

87.176 Fees for storage of chattel; notice to lien debtor; effect of failure to
comply. (1) When the lien claimed under ORS 87.152 to 87.162 is for other than the storage of a chattel, if
the lien claimant incurs expenses in storing the chattel prior to foreclosure, the lien claimant may charge
reasonable fees for the storage of the chattel for a period not exceeding six months from the date that the lien
attaches to the chattel. A lien claimant seeking to recover storage fees for storage expenses incurred prior to
foreclosure shall send a written notice, within 20 days from the date that the storage fees began to accrue, to
the lien debtor and every other person that requires notification under ORS 87.196. The claimant shall transmit
the notice by certified mail. A person notified under ORS 87.196 need not receive the notice within the 20-day
period, but within a reasonable time. If the lien claimant fails to comply with the notice requirements of this
subsection, the lien claimant is limited to recovering reasonable fees for the storage of the chattel prior to
foreclosure for a period of time not exceeding 20 days from the date that the lien attached to the chattel.
(2) When the lien claimed under ORS 87.152 to 87.162 is for the storage of a chattel, the lien claimant shall
send a written notice stating that storage fees are accruing, within 20 days after the chattel has been placed in
storage, to the lien debtor and every other person that requires notification under ORS 87.196. The claimant
shall transmit the notice by certified mail. A person notified under ORS 87.196 need not receive the notice within
the 20-day period, but within a reasonable time. If the claimant fails to comply with the notice requirements of


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this subsection, the amount of the claimant's lien shall be limited to a sum equal to the reasonable storage
expenses incurred within the 20-day period. [1975 c.648 s.8; 1993 c.385 s.1]

87.182 Effect of prior security interest on method of foreclosure. (1) When a
lien created by ORS 87.162 is subordinate to a prior duly perfected security interest in a chattel as provided in
ORS 87.146, the lien created by ORS 87.162 shall be foreclosed by suit as provided in ORS chapter 88.
(2) Except as provided in subsection (1) of this section, liens created by ORS 87.152 to 87.162 may be
foreclosed by suit as provided in ORS chapter 88, or by sale of the chattel subject to the lien at public auction to
the highest bidder for cash. [1975 c.648 s.9]

87.186 Location of foreclosure sale. Foreclosure of liens created by ORS 87.152 to 87.162 by
public sale shall occur in the county in which the lien claimant obtained possession of the chattel subject to the
lien from the lien debtor. [1975 c.648 s.11]


87.192 Notice of foreclosure sale to lien debtor; public notice. (1)                                     Before a lien
claimant forecloses a lien created by ORS 87.152 to 87.162 by sale, the lien claimant shall give notice of the
foreclosure sale to the lien debtor by first class mail with certificate of mailing, registered mail or certified mail
sent to the lien debtor at the lien debtor’s last-known address. The lien claimant shall give notice of the
foreclosure sale to the lien debtor:
(a) Except as otherwise provided in this subsection, at least 30 days before the foreclosure sale.
(b) If the lien is for the cost of removing, towing or storage of a vehicle that is appraised at a value of $500 or
less by a person who holds a certificate issued under ORS 819.230, at least 15 days before the foreclosure
sale.
(c) If the lien is for the cost of removing, towing or storage of a vehicle that is appraised at a value of $500 or
less by a person who holds a certificate issued under ORS 819.230, at least 30 days before the foreclosure
sale.
(d) If the lien is for the cost of removing, towing or storage of a vehicle that is appraised at a value of more than
$1,000 by a person who holds a certificate issued under ORS 819.230, at least 30 days before the foreclosure
sale.
(2) The lien claimant shall give public notice of the foreclosure sale by posting notice of it in a public place at or
near the front door of the county courthouse of the county in which the sale is to be held and, except as
provided in paragraph (b) of this subsection, in a public place at the location where the lien claimant obtained
possession of the chattel to be sold from the lien debtor. The following apply to notice under this subsection:
(a) Notice under this subsection must be given no later than the time required for notice to a lien debtor under
subsection (1) of this section.
(b) This subsection does not require posting of notice at the location where the chattel was obtained if the
chattel is a vehicle required to obtain a certificate of title issued under ORS chapter 803.
(3) If the chattel to be sold at a foreclosure sale is something other than an abandoned vehicle and has a fair
market value of $1,000 or more, or if the chattel to be sold is an abandoned vehicle and has a fair market value
of $2,500 or more, the lien claimant, in addition to the notice required by subsection (2) of this section, 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, 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, generally circulated in the county in which the sale is held.
(4) The notice of foreclosure sale required under this section shall contain a particular description of the property
to be sold, the name of the owner or reputed owner thereof, the amount due on the lien, the time and the place
of the sale and the name of the person foreclosing the lien. [1975 c.648 s.10; 1981 c.861 s.2; 1983 c.436 s.1;
1983 c.338 s.882; 1993 c.326 s.10; 1995 c.758 s.19; 2005 c.738 s.8]




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87.196 Notice of foreclosure sale to secured parties; effect of notice; effect
of failure to give notice. (1) A lien claimant who forecloses a lien created by ORS 87.152 to 87.162
by sale shall give notice of the foreclosure sale by first class, registered or certified mail. The notice shall comply
with the following:
(a) Notice shall be given to all persons with a security interest in the chattel to be sold who have 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.
(b) Notwithstanding paragraph (a) of this subsection if the chattel to be sold at the foreclosure sale is a chattel
other than part of the motor vehicle inventory of a dealer issued a vehicle dealer certificate under ORS 822.020
for which a certificate of title is required by the laws of this state, notice need only be given to persons whom the
certificate of title indicates have a security interest or lien in the chattel.
(c) Notice under this subsection shall be given at least 30 days prior to the foreclosure sale. However, if the lien
is claimed under ORS 87.152, the lien claimant shall give the notice required by this subsection:
(A) Not later than the 20th day after the date on which the storage charges begin;
(B) If no storage charges are imposed, not later than the 30th day after the date on which the services provided
are completed; and
(C) At least 15 days prior to the foreclosure sale if the lien is for the cost of removing, towing or storage of a
vehicle that is appraised at a value of $1,000 or less but more than $500 by a person who holds a certificate
issued under ORS 819.230; and
(D) At least 15 days prior to the foreclosure sale if the lien is for the cost of removing, towing or storage of a
vehicle that is appraised at a value of $500 or less by a person who holds a certificate issued under ORS
819.230.
(2) A person notified under this section may discharge the lien and preserve the person's security interest by
paying the lien claimant the amount of the lien claim and reasonable expenses actually incurred in foreclosing it.
If the person does not so discharge the lien before the day of the foreclosure sale, the person's security interest
is extinguished.
(3) If the chattel to be sold at a foreclosure sale is a chattel for which a certificate of title is required by the laws
of this state and if the lien claimant does not notify a person as required by this section, the chattel remains
subject to that security interest or lien and the buyer of the chattel at a foreclosure sale held under ORS 9.370,
87.142 to 87.490, 87.705, 87.710, 87.910 and 90.120 takes the chattel subject to the security interest or lien.
(4) If a lien claimant does not notify a person, other than a person indicated on a certificate of title as a secured
party or lienholder, who claims a security interest or lien on the chattel sold at a foreclosure sale as required by
subsection (1) of this section, the lien claimant is liable to that person for a sum equal to the fair market value of
the chattel sold at the foreclosure sale or the amount due that person under the security agreement or lien at the
time of the foreclosure sale, whichever amount is less. The secured party or other lien claimant shall recover
that sum by an action at law. [ 1975 c.648 s.14; 1981 c.861 s.3; 1983 c.338 s.883; 1993 c.326 s.11; 1995 c.758
s.20; 2005 c 738 s 9 ]

87.202 Statement of account of foreclosure sale. (1) A person who forecloses a lien
created by ORS 87.152 to 87.162 by sale shall file a statement of account verified by the oath of the person with
the recording officer of the county in which the sale took place when:
(a) The chattel sold at the foreclosure sale has a fair market value of $250 or more; or
(b) The chattel sold at the foreclosure sale is an animal bearing a brand or other mark recorded with the State
Department of Agriculture under ORS chapter 604.
(2) The statement of account required under subsection (1) of this section must contain:
(a) The amount of the lien claim and the cost of foreclosing the lien;
(b) A copy of the published or posted notice of foreclosure sale; and
(c) The amount received for the chattel sold at the sale.
(3) A person filing a statement of account under this section shall send a copy of the statement to the owner of
the chattel sold at the foreclosure sale by registered or certified mail sent to the person at the last-known
address of the person. If the chattel sold at a foreclosure sale is an animal bearing a brand or other mark
recorded with the State Department of Agriculture under ORS chapter 604, a person filing a statement of
account under this section shall send a copy of the statement to the State Department of Agriculture. [1975
c.648 s.13]



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87.206 Disposition of proceeds of foreclosure sale. (1) The proceeds of a sale to
foreclose a lien created by ORS 87.152 to 87.162 shall first be applied to the payment of the expenses of the
sale and secondly to the discharge of the lien.
(2) After the payment of expenses and the discharge of the lien, any amount remaining shall be paid by the lien
claimant to the treasurer of the county in which the foreclosure sale is made. The remainder shall be
accompanied by a statement of the lien claim and the cost of foreclosing the lien, a copy of the published or
posted notice and a statement of the amount received for the chattel sold at the sale. The county treasurer shall
credit the remainder to the general revenue fund of the county, subject to the right of the lien debtor or the
representative of the lien debtor, to reclaim the remainder at any time within three years of the date of deposit
with the treasurer. If the remainder is not demanded and claimed within such period, it shall become the
property of the county. [1975 c.648 s.12]

90.425 Disposition of personal property abandoned by tenant; notice;
sale; tax cancellation; storage agreements; hazardous property.
(1) As used in this section:
(a) “Current market value” means the amount in cash, as determined by the county assessor, that could
reasonably be expected to be paid for a manufactured dwelling or floating home by an informed buyer to an
informed seller, each acting without compulsion in an arm’s length transaction occurring on the assessment date
for the tax year or on the date of a subsequent reappraisal by the county assessor.
(b) “Dispose of the personal property” means that, if reasonably appropriate, the landlord may throw away the
property or may give it without consideration to a nonprofit organization or to a person unrelated to the landlord.
The landlord may not retain the property for personal use or benefit.
(c) “Goods” includes those goods left inside a recreational vehicle, manufactured dwelling or floating home or
left upon the rental space outside a recreational vehicle, manufactured dwelling or floating home, whether the
recreational vehicle, dwelling or home is located inside or outside of a facility.
(d) “Lienholder” means any lienholder of an abandoned recreational vehicle, manufactured dwelling or floating
home, if the lien is of record or the lienholder is actually known to the landlord.
(e) “Of record” means:
(A) For a recreational vehicle that is not a manufactured structure as defined in ORS 446.561, that a security
interest has been properly recorded with the Department of Transportation pursuant to ORS 802.200 (1)(a)(A)
and 803.097.
(B) For a manufactured dwelling or recreational vehicle that is a manufactured structure as defined in ORS
446.561, that a security interest has been properly recorded for the manufactured dwelling or recreational
vehicle in the records of the Department of Consumer and Business Services pursuant to ORS 446.611 or on a
certificate of title issued by the Department of Transportation prior to July 1, 2004.
(C) For a floating home, that a security interest has been properly recorded with the State Marine Board
pursuant to ORS 830.740 to 830.755 for a home registered and titled with the board pursuant to ORS 830.715.
(f) “Owner” means any owner of an abandoned recreational vehicle, manufactured dwelling or floating home, if
different from the tenant and either of record or actually known to the landlord.
(g) “Personal property” means goods, vehicles and recreational vehicles and includes manufactured dwellings
and floating homes not located in a facility. “Personal property” does not include manufactured dwellings and
floating homes located in a facility and therefore subject to being stored, sold or disposed of as provided under
ORS 90.675.
(2) A landlord may not store, sell or dispose of abandoned personal property except as provided by this section.
This section governs the rights and obligations of landlords, tenants and any lienholders or owners in any
personal property abandoned or left upon the premises by the tenant or any lienholder or owner in the following
circumstances:
(a) The tenancy has ended by termination or expiration of a rental agreement or by relinquishment or
abandonment of the premises and the landlord reasonably believes under all the circumstances that the tenant
has left the personal property upon the premises with no intention of asserting any further claim to the premises
or to the personal property;
(b) The tenant has been absent from the premises continuously for seven days after termination of a tenancy by
a court order that has not been executed; or
(c) The landlord receives possession of the premises from the sheriff following restitution pursuant to ORS
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(3) Prior to selling or disposing of the tenant’s personal property under this section, the landlord must give a
written notice to the tenant that must be:
(a) Personally delivered to the tenant; or
(b) Sent by first class mail addressed and mailed to the tenant at:
(A) The premises;
(B) Any post-office box held by the tenant and actually known to the landlord; and
(C) The most recent forwarding address if provided by the tenant or actually known to the landlord.
(4)(a) In addition to the notice required by subsection (3) of this section, in the case of an abandoned
recreational vehicle, manufactured dwelling or floating home, a landlord shall also give a copy of the notice
described in subsection (3) of this section to:
(A) Any lienholder of the recreational vehicle, manufactured dwelling or floating home;
(B) Any owner of the recreational vehicle, manufactured dwelling or floating home;
(C) The tax collector of the county where the manufactured dwelling or floating home is located; and
(D) The assessor of the county where the manufactured dwelling or floating home is located.
(b) The landlord shall give the notice copy required by this subsection by personal delivery or first class mail,
except that for any lienholder, mail service must be both by first class mail and by certified mail with return
receipt requested.
(c) A notice to lienholders under paragraph (a)(A) of this subsection must be sent to each lienholder at each
address:
(A) Actually known to the landlord;
(B) Of record; and
(C) Provided to the landlord by the lienholder in a written notice that identifies the personal property subject to
the lien and that was sent to the landlord by certified mail with return receipt requested within the preceding five
years. The notice must identify the personal property by describing the physical address of the property.
(5) The notice required under subsection (3) of this section must state that:
(a) The personal property left upon the premises is considered abandoned;
(b) The tenant or any lienholder or owner must contact the landlord by a specified date, as provided in
subsection (6) of this section, to arrange for the removal of the abandoned personal property;
(c) The personal property is stored at a place of safekeeping, except that if the property includes a
manufactured dwelling or floating home, the dwelling or home must be stored on the rented space;
(d) The tenant or any lienholder or owner, except as provided by subsection (18) of this section, may arrange for
removal of the personal property by contacting the landlord at a described telephone number or address on or
before the specified date;
(e) The landlord shall make the personal property available for removal by the tenant or any lienholder or owner,
except as provided by subsection (18) of this section, by appointment at reasonable times;
(f) If the personal property is considered to be abandoned pursuant to subsection (2)(a) or (b) of this section, the
landlord may require payment of removal and storage charges, as provided by subsection (7)(d) of this section,
prior to releasing the personal property to the tenant or any lienholder or owner;
(g) If the personal property is considered to be abandoned pursuant to subsection (2)(c) of this section, the
landlord may not require payment of storage charges prior to releasing the personal property;
(h) If the tenant or any lienholder or owner fails to contact the landlord by the specified date, or after that
contact, fails to remove the personal property within 30 days for recreational vehicles, manufactured dwellings
and floating homes or 15 days for all other personal property, the landlord may sell or dispose of the personal
property. If the landlord reasonably believes that the personal property will be eligible for disposal pursuant to
subsection (10)(b) of this section and the landlord intends to dispose of the property if the property is not
claimed, the notice shall state that belief and intent; and
(i) If the personal property includes a recreational vehicle, manufactured dwelling or floating home and if
applicable, there is a lienholder or owner that has a right to claim the recreational vehicle, dwelling or home,
except as provided by subsection (18) of this section.
(6) For purposes of subsection (5) of this section, the specified date by which a tenant, lienholder or owner must
contact a landlord to arrange for the disposition of abandoned personal property is:
(a) For abandoned recreational vehicles, manufactured dwellings or floating homes, not less than 45 days after
personal delivery or mailing of the notice; or


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