Multnomah County Court Information
Multnomah County Court (http://courts.oregon.gov/Multnomah/index.page) is located in the state of Oregon. Multnomah Court was formed after the Legislative Assembly arrived at the decision to combine the district and the circuit courts in the county into a locally funded unified court system.
After the 1st of January 1983, the courts in the state have functioned under the supervision of the Judicial Department. After the 15th of January in 1998, the state legislature called for the dissolution of the district courts and their respective judges. They were then referred to as the judges of the circuit courts. Following this legislation, the district and the circuit courts were to function as a unified trial court.
Multnomah County Court Records
The records of the Multnomah County Court and judgment lien records are maintained as per ORS 7.020 and ORS 18.075 on the Oregon Judicial Information Network. The notes and recent activities of the case proceedings are usually updated within a span of five days into the OJIN. Anyone can access these related case documents. The request should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also call 1.800.858.9658.
Multnomah County Court Locations
The Multnomah County Court operates from four different locations, namely the Justice Center, the Gresham Justice Center, the Multnomah County Courthouse and the Juvenile Justice Center. These four centers are located at:
The Justice Center
1120 SW Third Avenue
Ph: 503 988 3641
Gresham Justice Center
150W Powell Blvd
Gresham, OR 97030
Ph 503 988 3199
Multnomah County Courthouse
1021 SW Fourth Avenue
Portland, OR 97204-1123
Ph: 503 988 3957
The Juvenile Justice Center
1401 NE 68th Street
Portland, OR 97213
Ph: 503 988 3022
If you want to know about the judges appointed to the county court, then your inquiries should be directed to the mailing address of Multnomah County Courthouse rather than the other three locations.
Multnomah County Court Contact Information
The Multnomah County Courthouse is where most of the county's legal action takes place. The criminal, civil and domestic cases are all decided at the courthouse at SW Fourth Avenue. The courthouse was constructed over a span of three years from 1911-14. You can call the following numbers of the Multnomah County Court to get specific information:
· For files, copies and recordings of cases, call 503 988 3003
· For interpreter services, call 503 988 3515
· For exhibits, call 503 988 3012
· For family law filings and entering documents, call 503 988 3022 and then enter option 2
· For civil arbitration, motions and summary judgments, call 503 988 3022 and enter option 3
· For probate copies and filings, call 503 988 3022 and dial option 4
· For criminal indigent defense, dial 503 988 3987
Other important numbers can be looked up at http://courts.oregon.gov/Multnomah/docs/AboutUs/WhereToCallForInformation_TheFollowingListOfSectionsAndNumbersMayBeHelpfulInSecuringInformation.pdf
The Multnomah County Court remains closed on the days laid down in the Oregon Revised Statutes 187.010. For a detailed list of the holidays of the Multnomah County Court, refer to http://courts.oregon.gov/Multnomah/docs/AboutUs/HolidayClosures.pdf.
Multnomah County Court Judges
There are several county Presiding and Chief Judges. The Presiding Judge of the Multnomah County Court at present is Jean K Maurer. Katherine Tennyson is the Chief Probate Judge while Nan Waller is the Chief Family Court Judge. Julie E Frantz is the Chief Criminal Judge at the Multnomah County Court. If you want to see the list of judges then visit http://courts.oregon.gov/Multnomah/General_Info/Judges/List_of_Judges.page?
Multnomah County Court: Cases and Forms
Multnomah County Court is responsible for the settlement of civil, criminal and family disputes. The Multnomah County Court has the power to decide civil cases involving property contracts, issuance of injunctions, and determining who is the rightful owner of the title of land. Juvenile cases are also decided by the court except for those dealing with parental rights termination. Court Mandatory Arbitration forms are available online at the following:
Arbitration Award or Settlement Notice
Appeal of Arbitration Award and Request for Trial
Notice of Selection of Arbitrator and Setting of Date for Hearing
Application to Serve as Arbitrator in Court Mandatory Arbitration program
Request for Appointment of Arbitrator
Motion and Order Referring Case into Court Arbitration
Arbitrator’s Time Report
Arbitrator’s Notice/Request to Change Hearing Date or Award Filing
Motion and Order Removing Case from Arbitration and Assigning it to Trial Docket
The Multnomah County Court also presides over criminal cases pertaining to capital murder cases, pretrial and hearings, prison sentences and placement under probation or parole. Information on each of the court procedures namely are listed on the website of the Multnomah County Court at http://courts.oregon.gov/Multnomah/General_Info/Criminal/Criminal.page?. You can find all the information related to settlement of family disputes at http://courts.oregon.gov/Multnomah/General_Info/Family/Family.page? .
Multnomah County Court Fees
Each of the available court services comes with a price. You can determine the court fee for arbitration, appeals, adoption; change of name, bench probation, civil filings, civil actions, third party complaints, domestic relation cases, civil actions for recovery of damages, court reporter fees and other civil fines by visiting http://courts.oregon.gov/Multnomah/docs/CourtFees/MCCCFeeSchedule.pdf .
Chapter 659 of the Oregon Laws states the requisite fees for each of the court processes. You can learn about the recent court fee changes by visiting the website at http://courts.oregon.gov/sites/OJD/courts/circuit/2007feenotice.page . Currently, the webpage features the fee changes, applicable from October 2009, as HB 2287, ch.659. You can check the website before filing any papers in the county court for all the updated information.