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System Unavailability Notice

Due to Oregon eCourt implementation in Lane and Lincoln Circuit Courts, February 27, 2015 to March 23, 2015, online services for the OECI Courts, which includes Multnomah County Circuit Court, will be impacted as follow:
  • OJD Courts ePay will be unavailable
    Friday, March 6, 2015, 12:30PM through Monday, March 9, 2015, 8:00AM

  • OJCIN Online, OECI, and Court Calendars will be unavailable
    Friday, March 6, 2015, 12:30PM through Wednesday, March 11, 2015, 8:00AM.

  • OJD eFiling, using Odyssey File & Serve, will be available; however, the eFiled document submitted
    AFTER 12:30PM on Friday, March 6, 2015, will not be reviewed (accepted or rejected) until Monday, March 9, 2015.
For more information and details, please see the Online Services Availability in Oregon Courts Chart.


Multnomah County was created on December 22, 1854. The county was named after the Multnomah Indians who were part of the Chinookan tribe that lived on the eastern tip of what is now Sauvie Island in the Columbia River. The first courthouse was built in 1866. Expanding county business required the addition of a north wing in 1885 and a south wing in 1889. In 1914 a new courthouse was completed.

The 1981 Legislative Assembly joined, county funded, Oregon's district and circuit courts into a unified state-funded court system. Effective January 1, 1983, the courts operate under the constitutional authority of the Oregon Judicial Department (OJD). Effective January 15, 1998, the legislature abolished the district courts, merged their judges and jurisdiction with the circuit courts to form a single, unified trial court level. Municipal, justice and county courts continue as limited jurisdiction tribunals outside of the state-funded court system and are not subject to its administrative control and oversight. There are 27 judicial districts, composed of one or more counties.



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