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​Most of our court records prior to 1986 are stored on microfilm. We are in the process of converting our microfilm to digital format. Unfortunately, we may not be able to process microfilm requests during this conversion. We apologize for any inconvenience. 
 

Records

 

 

Name Searches 

The Marion County Circuit Court does not fulfill requests for name searches in Odyssey. The court offers two public terminals in the Records lobby at the Marion County Courthouse. Those terminals can be used to perform Marion County and statewide name searches. Instructions are posted next to the terminals; staff will not complete the search for you.
 
 
 

Requests for Court Documents

​Court records may be viewed without charge. Copies may be requested in person or by mail. Some records are confidential by law and are not available for viewing.

We cannot take copy requests over the phone or take credit card payments over the phone. We are able to accept the following forms of payment: credit or debit card (Visa/MasterCard only), personal check, cashier check, money order, or cash. Please do not send cash in the mail.

 

Printed Copies

The costs are as follows:
  • 25 cents per page;
  • $5.00 for a certified copy + per page copy charge; and
  • $10.00 for an exemplified copy + per page copy charge.

Electronic Copies

We cannot provide certified or exemplified copies via electronic method. 
 
The costs are as follows:
  • $3.00 per request for documents already in electronic format and delivered  via email;
  • $4.00 per request for documents already in electronic format and delivered via CD;
  • 20 cents per page for paper documents to be converted into electronic format and delivered via email; and 20 cents per page for paper documents to be converted into electronic format and delivered via CD;
  • 45 cents per page for microfilmed documents to be converted into electronic format and delivered via email;
  • 45 cents per page for microfilmed documents to be converted into electronic format and delivered via CD.

Requests via Mail

Please use the links above to access our Public Records Request form or Microfilm Request form. If the case you are requesting documents from is before 1986, please use the Microfilm Request form.
If you request to have printed copies mailed to you, actual mailing costs will be added to printing costs. The following information is required to process your request for copies via mail:

  • Case name and Circuit Court case number;
  • List of document(s) you want copied and whether certification and/or exemplification is requested and for which documents;
  • Check to cover the cost of copies, payable to the State of Oregon. If you do not know how many pages of copies there will be, you may leave the amount blank and indicate a “not to exceed” amount in the memo field. A suggestion is “Not to exceed $10” for simpler requests, or “Not to exceed $25” for more complex jobs. 
Failure to include all the necessary information or payment
may result in your request being returned to you.
 
For mailing address details see Contact Information page. Please allow at least two weeks for copies to be mailed to you.

 

Requests for Audio Recordings 

As with transcripts, to receive a copy of the official audio record for cases other than criminal cases, one of the parties must have requested that the proceeding be recorded and paid a hearing/trial fee. The recording you receive will be audio only (no video). If you have exceptional circumstances that require the video and audio, you must submit a written request to our Presiding Judge.

How do I request a copy of the official audio?

To request the official audio recording you need to contact the Court Records section by mail, fax, phone or in person. Please note that you can only fax or phone in your request if you plan on picking up the recording in person. We cannot mail out requests taken over the phone or by fax. The court must receive payment at the time you submit your request.

What information do I need to provide?

You can complete our Audio Recording Request form or Juvenile Audio Request form or you can choose to create your own request that contains the following information.
  • Name
  • Phone number
  • Mailing address (if you wish to have the recording mailed to you)
  • Case number
  • Case name
  • Date, time and location of the hearing/trial

What are the fees associated with this request?

These fees must be paid at the time you request the recording. The court accepts cash, check/money order (made payable to the State of Oregon) and/or card (Visa or MasterCard only).
 
The costs are as follows:
  • $9.00 per day for a hearing or trial if delivered via email;
  • $10.00 per day for a hearing or trial if delivered via CD and picked up in person;
  • $13.00 per day fora  hearing or trial if delivered via CD and sent via US mail

What happens once my recording has been made?

If requested, the court will mail your recording(s) to you. If you choose to pick up the recording(s), the court will call you to notify you that the recording is ready.

Contact:
Marion County Circuit Court
Visit our Online Directory for more contact information
 
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 12869
Salem, OR  97309

Physical Locations:
Marion County Courthouse
100 High St. NE    (MAP)
Salem, Oregon
Phone: 503.588.5105
Fax: 503.373.4360

Marion County Juvenile Department
3030 Center St. NE   (MAP)
Salem, Oregon 
503.566.2974

Marion County Circuit
Court Annex   (MAP)
4000 Aumsville Highway
Salem, Oregon
503.588.8489