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About Clatsop County Circuit Court

Administration

Judges
Honorable Philip L. Nelson, Presiding
Honorable Paula Brownhill
Honorable Cindee S. Matyas

Trial Court Administrator
Lee Merrill 

Court Administrator and Court Clerks Offices

Located on the second or main floor of the courthouse

Clatsop County Circuit Court  staff will send and receive informal case-related e-mail correspondence only.  No e-mail printout will be file stamped for placement in the court file.  Sending e-mail to the addresses below will ensure correspondence  received prior to 5:00 pm daily is received as these are general e-mail boxes for each department.

Civil

Civil cases, civil commitments, name changes, and adoption.

ProbateCivil.Clatsop@ojd.state.or.us

503-325-8555 Opt. 4 

 Accepted email documents:

  • Jury Instructions
  • Correspondence with clerk
  • Visitor Invoices in Probate Matters

 Judge Copy Only, originals must be filed with the clerk:

  • Trial Memorandums
  • Exhibit Lists
  • Neutral Statement of the case
  • Requested Jury Instructions

Small Claims, Landlord/Tenant

Small Claims, Landlord/Tenant issues, Audio Requests, and Transcripts

Scfed.Clatsop@ojd.state.or.us

503-325-8555 Opt. 4

 Accepted email documents:

  • Correspondence with Clerk
  • Audio Requests
  • Transcript Fee Statements
  • Transcript Completion Certificates

Criminal

Felony and misdemeanor cases and violations (traffic, fish and game, MIP, possession of marijuana).

CrimVio.Clatsop@ojd.state.or.us

503-325-8555 Opt. 2

Accepted email documents:

  • Jury Instructions
  • Evaluations from ADES Evaluators

Criminal:  Judge Copy Only, originals must be filed with the clerk:

  • Trial Memorandums
  • Exhibit Lists
  • Neutral Statement of the case
  • Requested Jury Instructions

Violations:  Original does not need to be filed.

  • Photos of license plates for proof
  • Letters of experience
  • Pleas on violation citations

Docketing

Docketing manages court dockets and scheduling for the judges

Docket.Clatsop@ojd.state.or.us

503-325-8555 Opt. 5

Accepted email documents:

  • Attorney notice of unavailability - Non case related
  • Requests for reset within 10 days of notice
  • Requests for time to change plea

Jury

jury.info@ojd.state.or.us

Jury Clerk 503-325-8555 Opt. 8

      Jury Line 503-325-8596 or 1-800-452-8220

Accepted email documents:

  • Documentation for excuse for jury duty (doctors note etc)

Family Law

Domestic Relation Matters ,Family Abuse Prevention Act restraining orders, restraining orders for the disabled and elderly, stalking orders.

Reldom.Clatsop@ojd.state.or.us

503-325-8555 Opt. 4

Accepted email documents:

  • Mediator Progress Reports

Judge Copy Only, originals must be filed with the clerk:

  • Trial Memorandums
  • Exhibit Lists
  • Neutral Statement of the case

Family Resource Center is a court program that helps parties in domestic relations cases fill out forms and understand court procedures.

503-325-8555 ext. 319  Hours may be reduced due to staff shortages.  Please call for daily hours.

Circuit Court Juvenile Office 

Circuit Court Juvenile Office handles delinquency, dependency and emancipation cases.

503-325-8555 Opt. 7

Accepted email documents:

  • CASA Reports
  • DHS Reports  

Copy Request  

Clatsop County Circuit Court WEB Page for Audio/Copy Request.

Public Terminals

There is a computer terminal available on the main floor at which the public can access OJCIN (Oregon Judicial Case Information Network). Local Tech Support can be reached at 503-325-8555 ext. 308 to assist with any problems or questions involving these machines.