The Court will be closed during the holiday season as follows:
Thursday, November 26, 2020 & Friday, November 27, 2020
Wednesday, December 9, 2020 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Thursday, December 24, 2020 & Friday, December 25, 2020
COVID-19 Protocols: Face coverings are required to be worn of the public, court employees coming in direct contact with the public, and other individuals seeking to enter the building. Individuals will continue to be required to have their temperature taken prior to entering the courthouse. Anyone with a temperature over 100 degrees will be asked to leave and their case will be rescheduled.
Access to the building will remain limited to persons with scheduled cases, warrants, court filings or making payments. Face coverings are required to enter the building.
Fines and Costs: Payment of fines, costs and fees are encouraged to be paid by mail, online at www.oregoncourtpayments.com or by calling 419-324-2039.
When the emergency subsides, the Court shall enter an order declaring an end to the emergency and a resumption of normal operations.
Questions regarding the plan to re-open the Oregon Municipal Court please call at 419-698-7010. Thank you.
This page will explain the roles of citizens participating in the court system for you.
Complainant/Plaintiff: A person who has signed the complaint in a legal proceeding or action and serves as a witness for the state. This person has the opportunity to speak with the Municipal Prosecutor about the case at hand.
Defendant: The defendant is the party who has been formally accused of a violation in a legal proceeding or action. The defendant has a right to an attorney and will be informed of possible penalties and charges. Finally, the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
Defense Attorney: An attorney hired to represent the defendant in a legal proceeding or action.
Prosecutor: An attorney appointed by the municipality that represents the State.
Public Defender: In the event a defendant cannot afford an attorney, a Public Defender can be appointed by the municipality to represent them.
Victim: The person in the case who is made to suffer from an act or who has been harmed.
Witness: A citizen who offers evidence in court and testifies as to what was seen, heard or otherwise known in a case.