Statutory Liens

ORS 87.222
Logger’s, woodworker’s and timberland owner’s lien


A person who performs labor on or assists in obtaining, handling, manufacturing or transporting timbers or wood products has a lien upon those timbers and those wood products for the reasonable or agreed value for this labor or services, when the labor is performed or services provided at the request of the owner of the timbers or wood products or an agent of the owner.


A person who permits another to go on the land of the person and obtain timbers, has a lien upon the timbers, cut for the reasonable or agreed charge for that permission and stumpage.


Subject to the limitation in subsection (4) of this section, if a person cuts or hires another to cut timbers on the land of the person and delivers or hires another to deliver the timbers to a purchaser, the person has a lien upon the timbers for the lesser of:


The reasonable or agreed value of the timbers; or




A person described in subsection (3) of this section may not have outstanding at any one time more than one lien arising under subsection (3) of this section. [1975 c.648 §17; 1985 c.444 §1; 1999 c.940 §2]

Notes of Decisions

“Another” person who obtains timber refers to third-party harvester of standing timber, not to purchaser of timber felled and delivered by seller’s agent. Olcott v. Rogge Wood Products, Inc., 146 Or App 264, 932 P2d 1204 (1997)


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