Request for Public Comment - Proposed Annual Adjustment of the Oregon Tort Claims Act Statutory Property Damage Limits

Oregon Tort Claims Act
2013 Annual Adjustment of the Statutory Property Damage Limits

Pursuant to ORS 30.273(3), enacted through Senate Bill 311 (2009), the Office of the State Court Administrator (OSCA) has followed the statutory methodology to calculate the annual adjustment to the limitations on liability of public bodies for property damage or destruction. Based on these calculations, we propose to adjust the limitations as follows:
  • $106,700 for any single claimant
  • $533,400 for all claimants

The public comment period on the proposed adjustments closes at 5:00 p.m. on May 31, 2013. We will then finalize the adjustments and, pursuant to ORS 30.273(3), the new limitations will become effective on July 1, 2013. They will apply to all causes of action arising on or after July 1, 2013, and before July 1, 2014. In compliance with statute, OSCA will make these adjustments annually.

A list of past and current limitations on liability of public bodies can be found on the Oregon Judicial Department website at:
Public comment can be posted on that web page or sent to:
Bruce C. Miller
Office of the State Court Administrator
Supreme Court Building
1163 State Street
Salem, Oregon 97301-2563