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The laws and statutes that govern service of process in Oregon are extensive

When it comes to service of process in Oregon, there are several laws and statutes that govern the procedures of various types of documents and proceedings. This is why it’s important to work with a process server who cares about training and professional development. You don’t want your case to fall apart because the process server didn’t follow the rules.

Here’s a list of just some of the rules and regulations that we keep track of and that inform what we can and can’t do, and what we must do when providing process service for our clients. (Note: this is not an all-encompassing list and we are not attorneys. Every government office and type of proceeding usually has its own applicable statutes).

1. Oregon Civil Rules of Procedure (ORCP)


2. Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS)

ORS 25 – Support Enforcement

ORS 46.405 – Small Claims

ORS 52 – Justice Court

ORS 52.120 – Persons Authorized to Serve Summons

ORS 92 – Land Development

ORS 92.375 – Consent to service of process on a commissioner

ORS 136.595 – Serving a Criminal Subpoena  


ORS 163 – Offenses against persons

ORS 163.7411- Service of stalking or protective order

ORS 163.765 & 163.773 – Enforcement of restraining order 

ORS Chapter 419B – Juvenile and Family Court Proceedings

ORS 419B.823 to 419B.851 – Service of Summons and Service of Process

ORS 648.007 – Assumed Business Names

ORS 650 – Franchise Transactions

ORS 650.075 – Manner of Executing Service of Process

ORS 650.080 – When personal service is required

ORS 696.020 – Real Estate License Requirements

ORS 696.255 – Nonresident license equivalent to appointment of commissioner as agent for service of process

3. Oregon Administrative Rules

OAR 137-055-2100 – Administrative Process Service


4. UTCR Oregon Court Rules