Extension of judgment remedies
(1)Judgment remedies for a judgment may be extended by filing a certificate of extension in the court that entered the judgment. The court administrator shall enter the certificate in the register of the court and in the judgment lien record. Except as provided in ORS 18.180 (Expiration of judgment remedies in circuit court) to 18.190 (Spousal support awards in judgments entered before January 1, 2004), a judgment creditor may file a certificate of extension only if:
(a)Judgment remedies for the judgment have not expired under ORS 18.180 (Expiration of judgment remedies in circuit court); and
(b)A full satisfaction document for the money award portion of the judgment has not been filed.
(2)Notwithstanding subsection (1) of this section, if the judgment debtor has been discharged from debt under federal bankruptcy laws, a certificate of extension may not be filed except as provided in this subsection. Judgments are presumed to have not been discharged in bankruptcy until the judgment debtor establishes that the judgment has been discharged. If the judgment debtor is discharged from a debt, a certificate of extension may be filed if:
(a)The debtor owned real property and the judgment lien attached to that property before the filing of the bankruptcy petition;
(b)The judgment lien was not avoided by action of the bankruptcy court;
(c)The judgment lien has not been discharged under ORS 18.238 (Proceedings after discharge in bankruptcy); and
(d)The certificate of extension includes a legal description of the real property and a statement that the extension affects only the lien on the real property described in the certificate.
(3)A certificate of extension must be signed by the judgment creditor, or by an attorney who represents the judgment creditor.
(4)Subject to ORS 18.190 (Spousal support awards in judgments entered before January 1, 2004), if a certificate of extension is filed after the date on which the judgment remedies for the judgment expire under ORS 18.180 (Expiration of judgment remedies in circuit court), the certificate has no effect.
(5)The judgment remedies for a judgment that are extended under the provisions of this section expire 10 years after the certificate of extension is filed. Judgment remedies for a judgment may be extended only once under the provisions of this section.
(6)A certified copy of a certificate of extension, or a lien record abstract for the certificate, may be recorded in any county in which the judgment was recorded under ORS 18.152 (Establishing judgment liens in other counties), with the effect provided by ORS 18.152 (Establishing judgment liens in other counties) (4).
(7)Except as provided in ORS 18.185 (Extension of judgment lien of spousal support award) and 18.190 (Spousal support awards in judgments entered before January 1, 2004), the judgment remedies for the support award portion of a judgment, and any lump sum money award for unpaid child support installments, may not be extended under this section.
(8)The judgment remedies for a judgment in a criminal action may not be extended under this section.
(9)This section does not apply to justice courts, municipal courts or county courts performing judicial functions. [2003 c.576 §19; 2007 c.339 §5; 2015 c.212 §23]
Notes of Decisions
If terms used by trial court suffice to convey court's concluding decision or decisions, and if terms are set forth in document properly titled as judgment, then judgment document contains judgment. Interstate Roofing, Inc. v. Springfield Corp., 347 Or 144, 218 P3d 113 (2009)