As used in ORS 205.450 to 205.470:
(1) “Encumbrance” means a claim, lien, charge or liability attached to and binding property.
(2) “Encumbrance claimant” means a person who purportedly benefits from the filing of an encumbrance.
(3) “Federal official or employee” has the meaning given the term “employee of the government” in the Federal Tort Claims Act (28 U.S.C. 2671).
(4) “Filing” includes filing or recording.
(5) “Invalid claim of encumbrance” means a claim of encumbrance that is not a valid claim of encumbrance.
(6) “Property” includes, but is not limited to, real and personal property.
(7) “State or local official or employee” means an appointed or elected official, employee or agent of:
(a) A branch of government of this state or a state agency, board, commission or department of a branch of government of this state;
(b) A state institution of higher education;
(c) A community college or local school district in this state;
(d) A city, county or other political subdivision in this state; or
(e) A public corporation in this state.
(8) “Valid claim of encumbrance” is an encumbrance that:
(a) Is an encumbrance authorized by statute;
(b) Is a consensual encumbrance recognized under the laws of this state; or
(c) Is an equitable, constructive or other encumbrance imposed by a court of competent jurisdiction. [1997 c.290 §1; 2005 c.22 §156]Section: Previous 205.360 205.365 205.370 205.380 205.390 205.395 205.400 205.450 205.455 205.460 205.465 205.470 205.510 205.515 205.520 Next
Last modified: August 7, 2008