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Oregon Lien Waiver Rules

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lien waivers not regulated
No Specific Form

Oregon has no required lien waiver form. Any form may be used.

lien waivers do not need to be notarized
Notarization Not Required

Oregon does not require lien waivers to be notarized.

Can Waive Rights in Contract

Oregon law does not specifically prohibit waiving future lien rights through a contract for the related work.

Can Waive Rights Before Payment

Oregon does not specifically prohibit waiving lien rights prior to payment being received.

Lien waivers are exchanged all the time on construction projects in Oregon, just like every other state. But, unlike many other states, not only does Oregon not specifically require certain language or particular forms for lien waivers to be effective, Oregon also doesn’t specifically limit the time period in which an effective waiver can be requested or provided. This means that anybody signing a lien waiver in Oregon should be very careful when doing so.

It’s imperative to note that in Oregon, unlike many other states, somebody who signs a lien waiver is pretty much stuck with it if it clearly waives lien rights. In fact, Oregon law specifically allows a party to waive lien rights prior to performing work in contract, or after work has been performed but prior to any payment being made. Wow.

It is crucial for parties performing work on a Oregon construction project, therefore, to be very, very careful in reading the contract before work starts, and signing and providing lien waivers at any time – because there are few limitations to what the waiver can say, or when it can be provided, in Oregon.

Free Oregon Lien Waivers Forms & Templates

Oregon does not have required lien waiver forms, or specifically required text, and in fact, almost anything goes. These lien waiver templates can be used on Oregon projects, and were drafted by construction attorneys to be fair, and easy to use.

Using these forms provided by Levelset is safe, easy, stress-free, and fair for everyone involved. You can download them free, or use our free system to send or request your Oregon lien waiver form.

Free Oregon Lien Waiver Forms

These Oregon lien waiver forms were drafted by construction attorneys to be fair and easy to use. Make it easy, and use forms from the source you can trust.

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Oregon Lien Waivers FAQs

Oregon's lien waiver requirements and rules can be difficult to understand, especially since some of the rules are not found within Oregon’s Construction Lien Law. There are few specific requirements with respect to firm and timing, so it's worth being very careful when exchanging Oregon lien waivers. We have answers to some of the most common questions about Florida's lien waiver rules below.

Oregon Lien Waivers FAQs

Does Oregon require a specific statutory lien waiver form?

No, Oregon does not provide or require statutory forms for lien waivers.

What are the requirements for an Oregon lien waiver? What makes a lien waiver binding?

There are no specific statutory provision controlling lien waivers in Oregon’s Construction Lien Law. However, there are references to waivers in the sections of Oregon law covering construction contractors and contracts.

Are Unconditional Lien Waivers Prohibited in Oregon?

There is no statutory prohibition.

Is there a specific statutory prohibition on lien waivers in advance of payments, furnishing of work, or furnishing of materials in Oregon?

No, Oregon statutory law is silent with respect to advance lien waivers. While advance lien waivers are generally viewed with disfavor, it is always best practice to avoid advance lien waivers whenever possible, or to condition any waiver on the actual receipt of payment, whether progressive or final.

Some text in Oregon’s law seems to provide support for lien waivers to be effective pursuant to the terms of any contract or subcontract.

Must an Oregon mechanics lien be notarized?

No. There is no statutory requirement in Oregon that a lien waiver be notarized.

However, OR Rev Stat § 701.630 (2015) specifically notes that an “original contractor or subcontractor may require that . . . waivers of lien be notarized” by contract.

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