Top Floor, Tillamook County Courthouse
201 Laurel Avenue
Tillamook, Oregon 97141
Hours: Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m
The Tillamook County Justice Court is resuming normal operations. Hearings are being rescheduled, and trials are being set. The court is dedicated to ensuring the safety for all litigants and court staff. Many hearings shall be moved from in person hearings to telephonic hearings. If you wish to appear for a hearing by phone, or have any questions regarding your hearing, please contact the court at 503-842-3416. If you have received a citation, please contact the court to ensure you know the correct date to appear.
For citations, you may enter a plea by phone, in writing, or in person. For example, if you wanted to have a trial, you can either call the court, or write the court a letter saying you would like a trial. You can have the trial completed in writing if you wish. If you did not want to have a trial, but had information for the judge to consider, you can write the judge a letter. If you want to appear before the judge in person, contact the court prior to your arraignment date, and the court will schedule you a time to appear.
The court's mailing address is: Tillamook County Justice Court, 201 Laurel Ave, Tillamook OR 97141.
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Pay Your Ticket by Phone - 844-719-3092
New filing fees (October 2019)
Founded in 1854, the Tillamook County Justice Court is the judicial branch of the county government. The court hears cases involving violations, small claims, and evections. The court acts as the municipal court for Tillamook, Bay City and Garibaldi. Weddings also fall within its jurisdiction. The Justice of the Peace presides over the Justice Court. The Justice of the Peace is an elected county official, with a six year term. Justice of the Peace Ryan C. Connell was elected by the voters in May 2018. He is a member of the Oregon State Bar, with a Doctor of Jurisprudence from Willamette University Collage of Law, and a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Saint Martin's University. The court also consists of a number of pro tem judges. At 4 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month, the court holds Spanish Traffic Court. Judge Denise Harrington, who is fluent in Spanish, serves as Justice of the Peace pro tem. The court has additional interpreters available.
The judge and court staff cannot provide legal advise. Anyone The Oregon State Bar and Legal Aid Services of Oregon have some free and reduced fee legal resources. Funding for the Justice Court is not related to fines and fees imposed by the court. All fines and fees are deposited with the County Treasurer. The court budget is determined by the elected County Board of Commissioners after recommendations from the County Budget Committee and the Treasurer.
History of Oregon Justice Courts
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