Skip to main content

Oregon Revised Statutes Animals § 599.251

Welcome to FindLaw's Cases & Codes, a free source of state and federal court opinions, state laws, and the United States Code. For more information about the legal concepts addressed by these cases and statutes, visit FindLaw's Learn About the Law.

(1) Upon default of a licensee as to any condition of the bond required by ORS 599.245, the State Department of Agriculture shall:

(a) Give reasonable notice to persons to file claims with the department.

(b) Fix a reasonable time within which such filing shall be done.

(c) Investigate each claim so filed and reasonably verify the circumstances under which the claims accrued and the good faith of the claimants.

(2) With the approval of the claimants who filed claims, the department may settle such claims with the surety, without filing legal action. Such settlement unless appealed to the circuit court within 30 days as provided by law, is final between the surety and all claimants covered by the bond.

(3) If any claimant, or the surety, does not agree with the findings of the department, the department shall file a declaratory judgment action without right to jury trial in the circuit court in the name of the State of Oregon for the benefit of the claimants as authorized by ORS chapter 28. Unless appealed as prescribed by law, the order of the court shall be final between the surety and all claimants covered by the bond.

Cite this article: - Oregon Revised Statutes Animals § 599.251 - last updated January 01, 2018 |

FindLaw Codes may not reflect the most recent version of the law in your jurisdiction. Please verify the status of the code you are researching with the state legislature or via Westlaw before relying on it for your legal needs.

Was this helpful?

Thank you. Your response has been sent.

Copied to clipboard