Oregon Lien Laws

In the state of Oregon, lien laws are enacted in the state codes and statutes to protect a builder or materials suppliers financial rights in a given construction project. Ensuring your right to make claims on liens and enforce these rights involves strictly adhering to the notice, filing, and actions schedule applicable to the state of Oregon. A brief outline of these key dates and actions are defined below for Oregon primary contractors, sub contractors, and materials suppliers.

Primary Contractors in Oregon

Primary contractors in the state of Oregon must offer notice of right to lien to owner of project that lists all material and labor provided to a project no later than eight (8) days after beginning providing these items. Notice later than the eight (8) day period is allowed, but this failure to meet the eight (8) day deadline limits primary contractors’ lien claim rights. Additionally, information notice to owner at time of signing contract is mandated for residential projects, but no required on commercial builds.

Non-payment of labor, materials, and other expenses claims on lien made by primary contractors have to be recorded by seventy-five (75) days of last day on jobsite, or within seventy-five (75) days of completion of entire project, whichever date appears first. Notice of filing claim on lien should be provided to all owners, including any parties with interests in the property no more than twenty (20) days after filing claim on construction lien. Notice of intent to take action on lien and foreclose requires notice no less than ten (10) days before actually beginning the suit to foreclose. Any suit to foreclose is required by law to begin no more than one hundred and twenty (120) days after filing claim of lien.

Sub Contractors in Oregon

Sub contractors in Oregon are required to provide notice of right to lien on all interested parties of property no less than eight (8) days after starting a residential build, but if commercial build, no notice is required by law. Otherwise, the remainder of the notice, filing, and action deadlines is the same for sub contractors as they are for primary contractors in Oregon, which include the following key deadlines:

  • Claim on lien filed within seventy-five (75) days of last day providing materials or labor
  • Notice of claim on lien served to all interested parties in property no less than twenty (20) days after claim on lien filing
  • Notice of intent to foreclose served on all interested parties at least ten (10) days before actually beginning legal proceedings to foreclose
  • Action to foreclose must commence no later than one hundred and twenty (120) days after claim on lien filing date

Materials Suppliers in Oregon

In the state of Oregon, materials suppliers are required by law to follow the same procedures for notice, filing, and actions as prime contractors and sub contractors, which are noted above.

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