Municipal Court

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The Court is the Judicial Branch of Municipal Government. The Municipal Court adjudicates violations and parking cases, municipal ordinances, state statutes, and miscellaneous matters as provided by ordinance.

The Court offices are located at City Hall, and the payment window is open Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 5:00pm.  Payments are also taken over the phone with a credit or debit card by calling (503) 982-5222, opt. 1.

Court Arraignments

An arraignment is a first appearance in court with a plea being entered by the defendant.

Violations Bureau

Persons who qualify for the Violations Bureau will be able to appear at the Customer Service window of City Hall, room 2, beginning ten calendar days after receiving the ticket, up to the day before the appearance date listed on the ticket. The Bureau will operate between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m, Monday through Friday.  Check with the Court Office for further information, including requests for the traffic safety diversion program. 

See the Court FAQ page for more information on traffic safety diversion program eligibility.

Violation Arraignment

Arraignments are scheduled for two Tuesdays a month at 10:30 a.m. Check in is at 10:00 a.m. No one will be added to the docket after 10:30 a.m. when the Court session begins. A Spanish interpreter is available at arraignment on scheduled court dates. All cases appearing before the Municipal Judge are called in the order of check-in, on a first-come, first-served basis.

Court Times

Municipal Court is held at Woodburn City Hall in the Council Chambers. All persons attending court are asked to check in at the Customer Service Window, room 2, at City Hall, before entering the court room.

  • Municipal Court Arraignments begin at 10:30 a.m. on scheduled court dates. Please check with the Court Office for dates.
  • Bench Trials schedules can vary depending on the case and the schedule of the Court. Please check with the Court Office for dates and times.