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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 - 2014 Date Closed - 2015 Date Closed - 2016 Date Closed - 2017​
New Year’s Day (Jan. 1) Wed., Jan. 1, 2014 Thurs., Jan. 1, 2015 Fri., Jan. 1, 2016 ​Mon., Jan. 2, 2017
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Mon., Jan. 20, 2014 Mon., Jan. 19, 2015 Mon., Jan. 18, 2016 ​Mon., Jan. 16, 2017
Presidents’ Day Mon., Feb. 17, 2014 Mon., Feb. 16, 2015 Mon., Feb. 15, 2016 ​Mon., Feb. 20, 2017
Memorial Day Mon., May 26, 2014  Mon., May 25, 2015 Mon., May 30, 2016 ​Mon., May 29, 2017
Independence Day (July 4) Fri., July 4, 2014 Fri., July 3, 2015 Mon., July 4, 2016 ​Tues., July 4, 2017
Labor Day Mon., Sept. 1, 2014 Mon., Sept. 7, 2015 Mon., Sept. 5, 2016 ​Mon., Sept. 4, 2017
Veterans Day (Nov. 11) Tues., Nov. 11, 2014  Wed., Nov. 11, 2015 Fri., Nov. 11, 2016 ​Fri., Nov. 10, 2017
Thanksgiving Day Thurs., Nov. 27, 2014  Thurs., Nov. 26, 2015 Thurs., Nov. 24, 2016 ​Thurs., Nov. 23, 2017
Christmas Day (Dec. 25) Thurs., Dec. 25, 2014  Fri., Dec. 25, 2015 Mon., Dec. 26, 2016 ​Mon., Dec. 25, 2017