Municipal Court


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 at the Front Window of City Hall will be able to appear 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.

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 Front Window at City Hall.

  • Municipal Court Arraignments ~ Two Tuesdays a month, from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. 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.