Fees for civil cases are due at the time of filing your papers, and can be found on the OJD Fees page. If you cannot pay the fee at the time of filing, you may apply for a fee waiver or deferral. If the fee waiver/deferral is granted, collections of those fees are the same as any other monetary obligation.
In any civil action, suit or proceeding other than a protective proceeding or a probate, adoption or change of name proceeding, trials fees shall be collected. The amount of the fee for the first day of trial shall be collected in advance and is due and payable when the action, suit or proceeding is set for trial. The amount of the fee for subsequent days of trial shall be collected on the day the trial concludes. ORS 21.225
Refund of Trial Fees
A refund of trial fees may be refunded to the party that paid the fee if all claims in the action or proceeding are decided without the commencement of a trial and the party that paid the fee files a motion and affidavit requesting refund of the fee not more than 15 days after entry of judgment disposing of the action or proceeding. ORS 21.225
Fee Waiver or Fee Deferral
A request for a waiver or deferral of a fee may be submitted for review by a court clerk at the Linn County Courthouse in Room 107 from 8:00am-11:30am and 1:00pm-3:30pm.
If the court clerk is unable to order a fee waiver or deferral, upon request, you may have your application reviewed by a judge. This request may require an additional 7 days.
If you are on public assistance, you must provide proof of the assistance with your application. If your fees are waived, there will be no charge. If you do not meet the minimum requirements for a fee waiver, but do meet the requirements for a fee deferral, a payment arrangement will be discussed with you.
Payment Schedule Fees will be charged to any case if the full payment is not received within 30 days from the date the deferral was allowed. The Payment Schedule fee is $50 on balances of $149.99 or less; $125 on balances of $150 to $399.99; and $200 on balances of $400 or more. If payment is not made, the account will be sent to the Department of Revenue. A Collection Referral Assessment fee will then be added to the total amount owed.