Preparing for Court

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.

Governing Laws
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.

View the rules and suggestions regarding courtroom conduct.

Legal Definitions
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 accuracy.