OAR 291-203-0100
Enforcement of Lien

If an inmate refuses to pay for the cost of care, the unpaid amount plus interest shall be a lien in favor of the State of Oregon. The lien shall be upon the title to and interest in the real and personal property of the personal estate.


If any amount due the department for the cost of care of an inmates is not paid within 30 days after it becomes due, and no provision is made to secure the payment by bond, deposit or otherwise, pursuant to these rules, the department may enforce its recoupment lien created by ORS 179.653 (Unpaid costs as lien on property) by issuance of a Distraint warrant in the manner provided in 179.655 (Enforcement of lien).


Any warrant issued by the department pursuant to ORS 179.655 (Enforcement of lien) shall clearly provide that the sheriff or other person executing the warrant shall not levy upon and sell any real or personal property that would be exempt under Oregon law from execution pursuant to a judgment. However, the department shall not issue a warrant pursuant to 179.655 (Enforcement of lien) where:


The amount due the department for the cost of care of an inmate is not at least 30 days over due;


Provision has been made to secure the payment by bond or deposit or otherwise in conformation with this rule;


The inmate has exercised the right to appeal the Ability to Pay Order pursuant to OAR 291-203-0090 (Hearing/Appeal Rights, Effect of Final Order);


Sixty-one days have not passed since the issuance of the Ability to Pay Order; or


The inmate or the inmate’s authorized representative has not been given at least ten days prior notice that the department intends to issue such a warrant.


Securing Satisfaction of Ability to Pay Order:


The issuance of a warrant to the sheriff to enforce collection of delinquent money will be stayed either by paying the amount due and accrued interest after it becomes due or by securing payment of that amount by bond or deposit.


The bond given by the inmate to an inmate’s authorized representative must be for an amount not less than the amount due, plus interest for a reasonable period of time as determined by the department.


The bond must be executed by a surety company that is registered with, and under the supervision of, the insurance commissioner of the State of Oregon.


The department may allow more than two sureties to justify several amounts less than that expressed in the undertaking, if the whole justification is equivalent to that of two sufficient undertakings.


Any one of the following items or combination of items acceptable to the department, equal to the amount due, plus accrued interest thereon, may be deposited with the department:
A deposit of money;
A certified check or checks on any state or national bank within the State of Oregon payable to the department;
Satisfactory bonds negotiable by delivery, or obligations by the U. S. Government negotiable by delivery; or
Any other security satisfactory to the department.


The department may require additional security whenever, in its opinion, the value of the security pledged is no longer sufficient to adequately secure the payment of the amount due, plus accrued interest thereon.


Release of Tax Lien and Clouds on Title: When such a warrant is not in fact a lien on title to the real property, but merely a cloud on the title, a request for release of a warrant shall include the reason why the warrant does not constitute a lien and a copy of the current title report. The department may require other documentary proof showing the present condition of the title to the property in question.

Source: Rule 291-203-0100 — Enforcement of Lien, https://secure.­sos.­state.­or.­us/oard/view.­action?ruleNumber=291-203-0100.

Last Updated

Jun. 8, 2021

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