Updated on April 13th, 2022
An Oregon mechanic’s lien is a legal document that a contractor files against a property when the owner has failed to pay for services or supplies. By filing this document with the county recorder’s office within the property’s jurisdiction, the contractor (the “claimant”) makes a claim of financial interest on the property for the amount that they are owed under their contract.
Even if the claimant’s contract is with a party other than the owner, such as a general contractor or authorized subcontractor, the lien will be made on the owner’s property and the owner will need to see that the debt is paid to remove the lien.
Laws & Requirements
- Laws: Construction Liens (§ 87.001-§ 87.140)
- Signing Requirements (§ 87.035(4)): Notary Public
- Where to Record: County Recorder’s Office
- Time Limit for Recording Lien (§ 87.035(1)): Seventy-five (75) days
- Deadline for Enforcing Lien (§ 87.055): One hundred twenty (120) days