CS 1816P CIC Satisfaction of Judgment

3/95 Revised 10/17/03


NOTE: CIC-specific procedures contained in this section.


Each week, the Office of Recovery Services/Children in Care (ORS/CIC) electronically files judgment-liens with the Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) on all qualified IVDS, Foster Care or Youth Correction cases (including interstate).  The judgment-liens are filed through the AOC’s computer system, which is known as CORIS (Courts Information System) in the county in which the respondent(s) resides.   


Judicial judgments for specified time periods and amounts that are obtained by the Attorney General’s Office (AGO) or by a private attorney are filed with the courts through the judicial process.


Satisfactions for each of these processes (electronic, judicial or manual) contain different steps and are listed in this section.


Private attorneys or other agencies cannot satisfy judgments taken by CIC. 


Electronically Reported Liens and Judgments


An electronically reported lien is considered “satisfied” only when the total arrears debt balance reaches zero.   


If a request is made for a “paper” satisfaction, you may generate the “Current Balance” letter which indicates that the lien amount for a specific date is zero.  An obligation cannot be considered “satisfied” until all of the children have legally emancipated.


Title companies that are attempting to unencumber property against which a lien has been electronically reported must pay off the entire lien balance and all judicial judgments in order to obtain a Current Balance letter and clear title to the property.


Judicial Satisfactions


Satisfy a judicial judgment after the respondent(s) pays the full amount or pays a negotiated discounted settlement amount.  


Judicial satisfactions are prepared and filed by the Attorney General’s Office (AGO). 


If the order was docketed in more than one county, you must request that the AGO file a separate satisfaction to each county the order was docketed in.


Satisfaction of a Manually Filed Administrative Judgment-Lien


To satisfy an administrative judgment-lien that was manually filed with the court, complete the steps below.


1.         Prepare an “Order: Satisfaction of Award.”  This form is used satisfy a judgment and order taken on a Failure to Withhold/Remit case against an employer.


2.         Attach a copy of the original Abstract of Award.


3.         Send the original and a copy to the CIC docket unit, who will forward the paperwork to the proper clerk of court.  


You must file a separate satisfaction in each court when an order is docketed in more than one county.