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F.E.D

Court staff are not permitted to give legal advice or advise you about which forms need to be filed. Parties should contact an attorney or research the issue themselves. FED form packets are available at the court (for a small fee).

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • An F.E.D. (Forcible Entry and Detainer) is a court action by a landlord against a tenant to remove the tenant from a rented dwelling (house, apartment, mobile home, mobile home space, or floating home). In Oregon, all evictions from residential dwellings must go through the court. To collect delinquent rent or damages, a separate complaint must be filed.
  • Return of Personal Property is a court action filed by a tenant or former tenant against a landlord to gain possession of personal property taken or retained by a landlord in violation of the Oregon Residential Landlord-Tenant Act.

SERVICE

  • Service can be completed by anyone over 18 years of age who is not a party to the case. Proof of Service must be provided to the court prior to the date of hearing.
  • Please refer to ORS Chapter 90 for type of service.

FIRST APPEARANCE

  •  F.E.D. hearings are set no less than seven (7) days and no more than fourteen (14) days from the date of payment of filing fees. On the day of the first appearance, if the defendant appears and files an answer, the case is rescheduled for trial within fifteen (15) days of the date of the first appearance. The plaintiff (Landlord) is then responsible for the trial fees.

TRIAL

  • F.E.D. trials will be held within fifteen (15) days of the first appearance. At that time the judge will decide based on the evidence presented, whether the tenant is required to move out and give "restitution" of the premises to the landlord.