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Legal Holidays

All state courts and state court offices close each calendar year for certain holidays:

  • 9 holidays defined by state law
  • any other day the Governor appoints as a holiday

State law provides that when a holiday falls on Saturday, the legal holiday (the day we close) is the Friday before. When a holiday falls on Sunday, the legal holiday is the following Monday. The state court system closes for each legal holiday set by state law.

For information on how legal holidays affect computing time for filing or serving process, see ORS 174.120 and 174.125, ORCP 10, UTCR 1.130, TCR 10, and ORAP 1.25.

 Here is the legal holiday schedule for the next three years:

Holiday Event Date Closed - 2016 Date Closed - 2017 Date Closed - 2018​
New Year’s Day (Jan. 1) Fri., Jan. 1, 2016 Mon., Jan. 2, 2017 Mon., Jan. 1, 2018​
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Mon., Jan. 18, 2016 Mon., Jan. 16, 2017 ​Mon., Jan. 15, 2018
Presidents’ Day Mon., Feb. 15, 2016 Mon., Feb. 20, 2017 ​Mon., Feb. 19, 2018
Memorial Day Mon., May 30, 2016 Mon., May 29, 2017 ​Mon., May 28, 2018
Independence Day (July 4) Mon., July 4, 2016 Tues., July 4, 2017 ​Wed., July 4, 2018
Labor Day Mon., Sept. 5, 2016 Mon., Sept. 4, 2017 ​Mon., Sept. 3, 2018
Veterans Day (Nov. 11) Fri., Nov. 11, 2016 Fri., Nov. 10, 2017 ​Mon., Nov. 12, 2018
Thanksgiving Day Thurs., Nov. 24, 2016 Thurs., Nov. 23, 2017 ​Thurs., Nov. 22, 2018
Christmas Day (Dec. 25) Mon., Dec. 26, 2016 Mon., Dec. 25, 2017 ​Tues., Dec. 25, 2018