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call the Oregon State Bar's Lawyer Referral Service at 503-684-3763 or toll-free
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Tigard Municipal Court is the judicial branch of city government. It provides a local
forum for the resolution of cases within its limited jurisdiction. The court
administers the following programs under state law and the Tigard Municipal Code:
Traffic Court: Includes violations of the Rules
of the Road and offenses relating to licenses and insurance
(En espanol). Major traffic crimes, like
Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants and Reckless Driving, are cited
into the Washington
County Circuit Court in Hillsboro.
Infractions: Violations of the Tigard
Municipal Code, including neighborhood nuisances and violations of the
zoning, sign and business-license ordinances.
Youth Court: By agreement with
County Juvenile Department, the Tigard Youth Court adjudicates specified
misdemeanors and status offenses of juvenile first offenders.
Adult Misdemeanors: The court adjudicates limited adult misdemeanors under
the Tigard Municipal Code and Oregon law.
Court Hours and Location:
Municipal Court Business Hours
The court is located in the Tigard City Hall at 13125 SW Hall Blvd., Tigard, OR 97223.
The court accepts cash, checks, money orders and VISA, MasterCard and Discover Card for payment of fines.
Payment is not accepted over the telephone.
NOTE #1: If you wish to pay your fine
by mail, please make your check or money order payable to the City of Tigard,
include the citation number on the check or money order, and attach your traffic citation.
You may also submit a written explanation if you wish. If you decide to plead guilty
or no contest by regular mail you must submit the full presumptive fine amount for each
violation on your citation.
If you want to appear before a judge on a traffic citation or civil infraction,
you must appear at your scheduled arraignment. The specific date and time for your
appearance are stated on the front of the citation or complaint.
NOTE #2: If you wish to pay your fine online, you
will be required to plead no contest during that process.
Other arraignments, hearings and trials are conducted on Mondays and Thursdays,
depending on the court's docket. You will not be able to appear before
a judge unless your case has been placed on the court docket in advance.
Court clerks are prohibited by law (ORS 9.160) from giving legal advice.
Clerks may provide information about court procedures, rules and practices,
but they may not do any of the following:
- Recommend one procedure or form over another;
- Advise you what to say in court or in court forms;
- Speculate about how the judge might decide your case; or
- Make a referral to a specific lawyer or law firm. Contact the Oregon State Bar's Lawyer
Referral Service (see above) if you need help in finding a lawyer.