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Municipal Court

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.

  • Civil 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 the Washington 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.

NOTE #2: If you wish to pay your fine online, you will be required to plead no contest during that process.

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.

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.


From the Judge's Desk
Rules of the Road:
Judge Michael O'Brien addresses common violations that show up frequently on his Municipal Court docket: Annual Court Report
Marriage Ceremonies
The court conducts marriage ceremonies by prior arrangement only. Couples must have a valid marriage license and bring two witnesses.

Civil Infractions
- Civil Infractions... Frequently Asked Questions
Court Rules and Procedures
- Tigard Municipal Court Rules
- Uniform Trial Court Rules - Oregon Judicial Department
Traffic Court
- I got a ticket... Now what?
- Traffic Trial Procedures
- Seatbelt Citation Options
- Commonly Cited Traffic Violations
- Appealing a Conviction to Circuit Court
- Payment Options
Youth Court
- Youth Court Overview
- Community Service Options 
- Community Service Referral Form 
- Expunction Handout 
- Questions and Answers about Probation
- Oregon and Tigard Curfew Laws
- Restitution for Victims
- Washington County Juvenile Department

Disclaimer: The information provided on this site does not constitute legal advice. It is offered for your information only. While we make every effort to provide reliable information, there is no guarantee as to its accuracy. For legal advice specific to your situation, contact your lawyer or call the Oregon State Bar's Lawyer Referral Service at 503-684-3763 or toll-free in Oregon at 800-452-7636.

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.
      


Would you like to make court payments online?
Click here to learn more about this convenient option made available through CitePay USA.

Tigard Municipal Court:
Municipal Court Business Hours
Located inside Tigard City Hall
13125 SW Hall Blvd.
Tigard, OR 97223
Phone: 503-718-2478
The court accepts cash, checks, money orders and VISA, MasterCard and Discover Card for payment of fines. Payment is not accepted over the telephone.

Court Personnel
Presiding Judge:
Michael J. O'Brien

Court Manager:
Nadine Robinson
Phone: 503-718-2481
nadine@tigard-or.gov

Court Clerks:
Phone: 503-718-2478
court1@tigard-or.gov


Useful Links
Tigard Municipal Code
www.tigard-or.gov/business/municipal_code/

Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS)
landru.leg.state.or.us/ors/

Washington County Circuit Court
www.courts.oregon.gov/Washington/

Washington County Juvenile Department
www.co.washington.or.us/juvenile

Oregon State Bar
www.osbar.org

Oregon Judicial Department
courts.oregon.gov/ojd/Pages/index.aspx

Oregon Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV)
www.oregon.gov/ODOT/DMV

Tri-Met Bus Schedules
www.trimet.org


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CONTACT US
City of Tigard, 13125 SW Hall Blvd, Tigard, OR 97223
Automated Phone Attendant: 503-639-4171
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