Collection Agencies

ORS 697.085

The Director of the Department of Consumer and Business Services may adopt rules for the administration and enforcement of ORS 697.005 (Definitions for ORS 697.005 to 697.095) to 697.095 (Civil penalties), 697.105 (Fee for collection of debt owed public body) and 697.115 (Fee for collection of commercial debt). [1983 c.69 §5; 2005 c.338 §12]
§§ 697.010 to 697.470

Notes of Decisions

Holder of license issued pursuant to these sections who voluntarily surrenders it to the issuing authority with the intention of abandoning it is in the same position as a new applicant who seeks the right to engage in the activity for which the license is required. State ex rel Black v. American Recovery, Ltd., 12 Or App 139, 505 P2d 1166 (1973)

Collection agencies which solicit and collect claims of third parties upon contingent fee basis are not involved in unauthorized practice of law. Messmer v. Carter/Bonded Credit Company, 282 Or 323, 578 P2d 788 (1978)

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Application to out-of-state businesses whose only contact with Oregon debtors is through telephonic or mail communication, (1980) Vol 40, p 358

Chapter 697

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Duty of merchant using third party letterhead purchased from collection letter service to obtain license, (1972) Vol 36, p 79


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