Virtual Court Appearances
All original court appearances are scheduled as in-person appearances. All parties need to mutually agree to a virtual court scheduling. Virtual court appearances are not mandated by Eugene Municipal Court. The public is not excluded from viewing a public virtual hearing at the Eugene Municipal Court. The Court has implemented and maintained safe measures in accordance with Federal, State, County and City guidelines throughout the COVID19 pandemic. Currently masks are required for all present at Eugene Municipal Court. There are also hand sanitization stations in several locations inside the building. The City has installed a Bipolar Ionization Unit here to sanitize air circulation. Maintaining approximately 6 feet of social distancing is highly recommended. When necessary we will make larger space available to allow members of the public to safely view court sessions.
Modified Court Access
Limited access to the court due to current staffing levels September 20, 2021 through October 29, 2021:
- The court will see individuals by appointment only during this time period EXCEPT FOR FRIDAYS.
- Individuals wanting to talk to someone about their case in person can visit the court on Fridays only during regular business hours 8:00am-11:30am and 12:30pm-4:00pm.
- Individuals wanting to address an outstanding warrant can appear Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday at 10:00am.
- Individuals wanting to address the court/appear in front of a judge for other matters can contact the court to schedule an appearance.
The court has created several ways to resolve citations remotely:
- Payments for parking, violations, and crimes can be paid online.
- Those who believe they qualify for fine reduction or deferral programs may mail, email, or use the court dropbox for a clerk review. This may also be completed using the Municipal Court’s online form.
- Those who would like to dispute citations can request a trial to be set via email, mail, or placed in the dropbox outside of the courthouse. The court will respond to the dispute in writing: please make sure there is a correct address in the correspondence. This may also be completed using the Municipal Court’s online form.
- Those with pending criminal cases should contact their defense attorney.
Wait times for our phones may be longer than typical. To reach us, you may also email a clerk at firstname.lastname@example.org or send a fax to 541-682-5417. We will get to you as soon as we can, we apologize for the delay. Thank you for your patience!
Modified Court Hours
Due to our current staffing level, the court will be closing its doors from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM starting Tuesday, September 7th 2021 and continuing until further notice.
COVID-19 - County Risk Level Framework
Posted: 06/30/2021 Updated: 07/30/2021
Restrictions have been lifted effective Today, June 30, 2021. View Governor Brown's Press release for more information.
07/30/2021 UPDATE: The City of Eugene is once again requiring face masks to be worn in all indoor spaces.
The Eugene Municipal Court was established by City Charter to adjudicate violations of the City’s municipal laws occurring within the city limits.
The City of Eugene has also adopted the Oregon State Vehicle Code by ordinance, which gives the Eugene Municipal Court jurisdiction over these offenses within the City.
All Eugene Municipal Court proceedings are governed by State of Oregon laws governing justice courts. Keeping in mind the unique nature of the Eugene community, the Eugene Municipal Court offers fair and reasonable adjudication of cases and, where appropriate, the imposition of sanctions.
Court sanctions may include fines, time in jail, community service, road / work crew, diversion / probation, or other alternative programs, depending upon the severity of the offense and the defendant’s history with the court.
The information on this site does not constitute legal advice, it is provided for information only. While we make every effort to provide accurate information, there is no guarantee as to the a