Oregon Bankruptcy Law

Considering filing bankruptcy in Oregon? You need to understand Oregon bankruptcy law and exemptions.

As on overview we have listed some of the main exemptions, links to the federal courts serving Oregon, and some filing statistics for Oregon.

Oregon Exemptions

$40,000 for one debtor $50,000 for combined exemptions of 2 or more debtors (cannot exceed 160 acres or 1 city block)
Homestead occupied by debtor (exemption applies to proceeds of sale of homestead for 1 year and applies to condominium units under ORS 91.581(3)

$40,000 for one debtor $50,000 for combined exemptions of 2 or more debtors
Manufactured or floating home land thereon owned by debtor & used by debtor & family as sole residence

$3,000
1 vehicle or motor vehicle


This is just and overview and there is a detailed list of the Oregon Bankruptcy Exemptions.

Oregon Bankruptcy Courts

If you need more information about the Oregon Federal Bankruptcy Courts you can click on the link for your district.

  • Oregon District

  • Oregon Filing Statistics

    Here are the counties in Oregon with the highest amount of bankruptcy filings.

    Year - County
    Total
    Ch7
    Ch13
    2012 MULTNOMAH
    2839
    2199
    640
    2012 WASHINGTON
    2204
    1718
    486
    2012 CLACKAMAS
    1659
    1287
    371
    2012 MARION
    1404
    1086
    318

    You can see the information for all counties by visiting the Oregon Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy filings by county page.

    Here are the most recently available statistics for monthly bankruptcy filings in Oregon.

    Year - Month
    Total
    Ch7
    Ch13
    2013 June
    1122
    910
    211
    2013 May
    1350
    1082
    268
    2013 April
    1295
    1084
    210
    2013 March
    1352
    1147
    204
    2013 February
    914
    724
    190
    2013 Janunary
    843
    652
    191


    You can see more data by visiting the Oregon Personal Bankruptcy Filing Statistics page.

    If you have question about filing bankruptcy please visit our Frequently Asked Questions Page or schedule a free consultation with a local attorney.