Whenever a seizing agency intends to forfeit any real property under ORS 131.550 (Definitions for ORS 131.550 to 131.600) to 131.600 (Record keeping and reporting requirements), the seizing agency may have recorded by the county clerk or other recorder of deeds of every county in which any part of the premises or real property lies a notice of intent to forfeit real property under ORS 205.246 (Instruments to be recorded). The notice must contain the legal description of the real property, the common address of the property, if any, and the name of the forfeiture counsel. From the time of recording the notice, and from that time only, the intent to forfeit is notice to purchasers and holders of encumbrances of the rights and equities in the premises of the party filing the notice. The notice must be recorded in the same book and in the same manner in which mortgages are recorded and may be discharged in like manner as mortgages are discharged, either by such party or the attorney signing the notice.
Unless otherwise prescribed by law, a seizing agency recording a notice of intent to forfeit shall use substantially the following form:Pursuant to ORS 131.567 (Recorded notice of intent to forfeit real property), the undersigned states:That I, _______________do declare that it is my intent to initiate criminal forfeiture proceedings on the following described real property:1. The description of the real property to be affected is:________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________2. The common address of the property, if any, is:________________________________________________________________________Dated this ___ day of________,___.This notice of intent to file forfeiture will expire on the ___ day of________, ___, absent future filings.Name of agency seeking forfeiture________________________Name of Forfeiture Counsel________________________Address________________________________________________________________________Telephone Number________________________State of Oregon )) ss.County of_____ )The foregoing instrument was acknowledged before me this ___ day of________,___._______________Notary Public for OregonMy commission expires________.
The notice of intent to forfeit property expires 30 days after the date of filing absent future filings to perfect. [2005 c.830 §7]