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Jury Service Contact Information

The case management policies shaped by the Presiding Judge, or the judges assigned to the various chief judge positions, are given effect by the Office of the Trial Court Administrator and its staff. Often questions regarding usual practices before the Court can be answered by a phone call to the appropriate section of the Presiding Judge’s Office or the Court Administrator's Office. During the current budgetary conditions, phone hours are less than business hours for operations divisions including the circuit court file room. These hours are subject to change as the circuit court is required to cut staff positions to comply with declining funding for its daily operations.

The following list of sections and numbers may be helpful in securing information (pdf 270 KB)
Court business hours (pdf 18 KB)
Holidays on which the court will be closed
CourtCare contact information

The goal of the Office of the Trial Court Administrator is to provide service, within the limits of its resources, to the members of the court, the bar and the public. If you wish to discuss any matter regarding the level of services provided, please call the Court Administrator at 503.988.3957.

For information on the accommodation for disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), please see the Accessibility page.


Locations for Circuit Court Proceedings
The Multnomah County Circuit Court serves the people of Multnomah County from four locations: Multnomah County Courthouse (the main courthouse in downtown Portland), Justice Center (Adult), Juvenile Ju​stice Center, and East County Courthouse.

The mailing address for the downtown courthouse is:

Multnomah County Courthouse
1021 SW Fourth Avenue
Portland, OR 97204-1123
General Information Phone: 503.988.3957

Addresses for other court locations are as follows:

Justice Center
Third Floor
1120 SW Third Avenue
Portland, Oregon**
General Information Phone: 503.988.3641

Juvenile Justice Center
1401 NE 68th Avenue
Portland, OR 97213
General Information Phone: 503.988.3022

East County Courthouse
18480 SE Stark Street
Portland, OR 97233
General Information Phone: 503.988.3199

**Mail for judges or referees assigned to these facilities should not be sent to the address for the facility, but rather to the main courthouse.

Most civil, criminal and domestic relations actions are heard in the downtown courthouse, located at 1021 SW Fourth Avenue. The downtown courthouse was built in stages between 1911 and 1914 as the seat of county government.
A 1991 study of the courthouse had this to say about the structure (pdf 218 KB)

Alerts and Em. Closures

2014 Planned Closures