(a) Except as provided in paragraph (b) of this subsection, the exclusive means for perfecting a security interest in a manufactured structure that has an ownership document is by application for and notation of the security interest in the manufactured structure ownership document records of the Department of Consumer and Business Services. The application to have a security interest noted may be included as part of the application for issuance of an original ownership document. The department shall record the date of receipt of an application to have a security interest noted on the ownership document. The security interest is perfected as provided in ORS 79.0311 (UCC 9-311. Perfection of security interests in property subject to certain statutes, regulations and treaties) upon the department’s entering the security interest in the records maintained by the department under ORS 446.571 (Ownership document application). The department shall note the interest on a new or updated ownership document and send the document as provided in ORS 446.571 (Ownership document application). A security interest perfected under this section continues in effect until released by the holder of the interest.
Paragraph (a) of this subsection does not apply if the debtor who granted the security interest is in the business of selling manufactured structures and the structure constitutes inventory held for sale or lease. The filing provisions of ORS 79.0501 (UCC 9-501. Filing office) to 79.0528 (Liability of Secretary of State) apply to security interests in manufactured structures described in this paragraph.
The department shall issue or update an ownership document to reflect a security interest described in subsection (1)(a) of this section and note the interest in the manufactured structure ownership document records maintained by the department. The department shall deliver the ownership document to the holder of the earliest perfected unreleased security interest in the manufactured structure or, if none, to the owner of the structure. The department shall also send a copy of the ownership document to the county assessor for the county in which the manufactured structure is being sited.
If the department cancels an ownership document because the manufactured structure is recorded in the deed records of a county, the department shall notify the county assessor of any unreleased security interest recorded in the department’s record for the manufactured structure. The county assessor shall record the security interest information for the structure in the deed records.
If a manufactured structure ceases to be exempt from the ownership document requirement, upon recording the termination of the exemption in the deed records, the county assessor shall notify the department of any unreleased interest shown on the deed record for the manufactured structure. The department shall note the security interest information on the ownership document issued by the department. [2003 c.655 §18]Note: See note under 446.561 (Definitions for ORS 446.566 to 446.646).