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Tort Claims Act

Oregon Tort Claims Act Liability Limits


Damage Limits in Tort Actions Against Public Bodies


Effective July 1, 2017

The Office of the State Court Administrator (OSCA) has followed the required statutory methodology identified in ORS 30.271(4), 30.272(4), and 30.273(3) to calculate the annual adjustment to the limitations on liability of state and local public bodies for personal injury, death, and property damage or destruction.  Based on these calculations, the limitations are adjusted as shown in this table:
Public Body Claimant(s) Claim Adjusted Limit
state single injury or death $ 2,118,000
state multiple injury or death $ 4,236,000
local single injury or death $ 706,000
local multiple injury or death $ 1,412,000
state or local single property damage or destruction $ 115,800
state or local multiple property damage or destruction $ 579,000
These new limitations become effective on July 1, 2017, and apply to all causes of action arising on or after July 1, 2017, and before July 1, 2018.
OSCA opened a public comment period on the adjustments from March 6, 2017, to 5:00 p.m. on May 5, 2017.  We received no public comment.
View a list of past and current limitations on liability of public bodies.

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