Oregon Bankruptcy Exemptions


18.428 & 18.402 & 18.395 - Real property you own up to $30,000 ($39,600 if joint owners). Mobile home on land you own or a houseboat up to $23,000. Joint owners may go up to $30,000. Mobile home on land you don't own, $20,000 ($27,000 if joint). Property may not exceed 1 block in a city or town, or 160 acres elsewhere. Sale proceeds exempt 1 year if plan to purchase another home.

408.440 - A soldier or sailor's property during a time of war.

Personal Property

18.345 - Motor vehicle to $2,150; clothing, jewelry, personal items to $1,800 total; household items, furniture, utensils, TVs and radios to $3,000 total; health aids; cash for sold exempt property; books, pictures & musical instruments to $600 total; food & fuel to last 60 days if debtor is householder; earned income tax credit; domestic animals & poultry with food to last 60 days to $1,000; lost earnings payments for debtor or someone debtor depended upon needed for support; personal injury recoveries to $10,000; $400 of any personal property that is not already covered under any other exemption.

18.348 - Bank deposits up to $7,500, and cash for sold exempt items.

18.362 - Pistol; rifle or shotgun if owned by person over the age of 16, up to $1,000.

65.870 - Burial plot.

87.075 - Building materials that were to be used for the construction of an improvement.

348.863 - Higher education savings accounts up to $7,500.


18.385 - The greater of the following: $170 per week or minimum of 75% of disposable wages. Judge may approve more for low income debtor.

292.070 - Wages withheld in a state employee's bond saving account.


11 U.S.C. § 522 - Tax exempt retirement accounts; Traditional and Roth IRAs up to $1,095,000 per person.

18.358 - ERISA-qualified benefits and payments up to $7,500 including IRAs and SEPs.

237.980 - Public officers and employees pension payments up to $7,500.

Public Benefits

18.345 & 147.325 - Crime victims' compensation.

407.125 - Proceeds of veterans' loans and veterans' benefits.

411.706 - Old-age assistance up to $7,500.

344.580 - Vocational rehabilitation up to $7,500.

414.095 - Medical assistance up to $7,500.

401.405 - Civil and disaster relief up to $7,500.

411.760 - General assistance up to $7,500.

655.530 - Injured inmates benefits up to $7,500.

411.706 - Aid to blind and disabled up to $7,500.

656.234 - Workers' compensation up to $7,500.

657.855 - Unemployment compensation up to $7,500.

Tools of Trade

18.345 - Tools, team with food that will last 60 days, or library up to $3,000 total.

Alimony and Child Support

18.345 - Alimony and child support needed to support.


743.046 - Life insurance proceeds or cash value if you are not the insured.

743.047 - Group life insurance policy or proceeds.

743.049 - Annuity contract benefits up to $500 per month.

743.050 - Health or disability insurance proceeds.

748.207 - Fraternal benefit society benefits up to $7,500.


471.292 – Liquor licenses.

Other - Add any applicable Federal Nonbankruptcy Exemptions


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