Municipal Court


  • Due to the nature of the developing public health emergency, the courthouse is currently closed to any in-person transactions. This includes the public windows and open court sessions. At this time, do not come to the Courthouse.  
  • Criminal Cases: The court will be rescheduling all currently scheduled hearings to a future date. The court will be sending notices to defendants and attorneys as needed.
  • Violation Cases: The court has extended its phone hours and has temporarily changed policies to allow traffic violation cases to be handled via telephone rather than in-person. This includes signing up for traffic school, entering a plea and making a payment.
  • All Court Deadlines have been extended 60 days – You do not need to request a deadline, the court will automatically extend the deadlines. This includes deadlines for payments, traffic school class, community service and other probation requirements.
  • Court payments can be made online at or via phone.
  • Check the court’s website for updates. Phone and video hearing procedures are being developed and may be available in April.

Court hours are temporarily being reduced to the following:

  • Monday – Thursday 8:00 AM – 12:00 Noon (Closed Friday, Saturday, Sunday)
  • Court Phone: (503) 526-2290

Electronic Security Screening

All persons entering the Courthouse are required to go through an electronic security screening. Prohibited items include firearms (even if you have a CHL), weapons, knives, incendiary items, pepper spray, drugs, alcohol and any item that poses a security risk or health hazard.