(1) Except as provided in ORS 1.202 and 293.231, if a public body, as defined in ORS 174.109, uses a private collection agency to collect a debt owed to the public body, the public body may add a reasonable fee to the amount of the debt, payable by the debtor, to compensate the public body, in whole or in part, for the collection agency fee incurred or to be incurred.
(2) A fee may not be added under subsection (1) of this section unless the public body has provided notice to the debtor:
(a) Of the existence of the debt;
(b) That the debt may be assigned to a private collection agency for collection; and
(c) Of the amount of the fee that may be added to the debt under subsection (1) of this section.
(3) Except as provided by federal law, the public body may not add a fee under this section that exceeds the collection fee of the private collection agency. [2003 c.66 §1; 2007 c.204 §1]Section: Previous 697.090 697.091 697.093 697.094 697.095 697.098 697.100 697.105 697.110 697.111 697.115 697.120 697.130 697.140 697.145 Next
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