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Oregon Tort Claims Act Liability Limits


Damage Limits in Tort Actions Against Public Bodies

Effective July 1, 2021

The Office of the State Court Administrator (OSCA) has calculated 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 BodyClaimant(s)ClaimAdjusted Limit
statesingleinjury or death$ 2,347,700
multipleinjury or death$ 4,695,300
localsingleinjury or death$ 782,600
multipleinjury or death$ 1,565,100
state or localsingleproperty damage or destruction$ 128,400
state or localmultipleproperty damage or destruction$ 641,800
These new limitations became effective on July 1, 2021, and apply to all causes of action arising on or after July 1, 2021, and before July 1, 2022.
OSCA opened a public comment period on the adjustments from April 5, 2021, to 5:00 p.m. on May 24, 2021.  We received no public comment.
OSCA makes these adjustments annually, as required by ORS 30.271(4), 30.272(4), and 30.273(3).

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