A new Oregon law, effective January 1, 2020, allows a tenant in Oregon to request that an eviction case be set aside and the record sealed.
Why Seal a Record?
The sealing of the record and setting aside of a judgment means that tenants would not be required to disclose a prior eviction matter to future prospective landlords. Future prospective landlords would also not be able to search for and find those records.
When Can the Record Be Sealed?
If a judgment of restitution is entered against the person applying for the judgment to be set aside and record sealed, the applicant must have satisfied any money award in the judgment and five years must have passed.
If the case was dismissed without a judgment of restitution and the tenant complied with any agreements made in that case with the landlord, there is no waiting period.
What is the Filing Fee?
There is no filing fee for a motion to set aside an eviction judgment and seal the record.
How Can You Get Started?
Our attorneys at The Bridge Law Firm stand ready to help tenants clean their civil records of prior old or dismissed eviction cases. Contact us to begin the process.