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The Justice Court will be closed Nov. 25 and 26 in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday.

The Justice Court hears violations, including traffic citations, small claims and evictions issued in Clackamas County

Court clerks are available by telephone to assist you. If you have received a traffic ticket or violation citation, please call 503-794-3800 and a clerk can assist you, Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. to noon or 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

If you have a traffic ticket or violation citation, you may enter a plea or contact the court online, by phone, fax or email on or before the court date located at the bottom of the ticket. Or you may appear in person in court on the date and time listed on your citation.

To plead not guilty and schedule your trial, download the Not Guilty Plea and Request for Trial form. The form can be mailed or emailed to the court but must arrive before your court date.

You must appear in the courtroom for the following cases:

  • Traffic and violation trials
  • Eviction first appearances, hearings, and trials

You can make payments and enter a no contest plea online.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Entering The Court Facility

What to expect when you come to your court appearance date

  • Arrive early. You are required to pass through “airport” type screening and search at the main entry.
  • Weapons are strictly prohibited in the courtroom and the court facility.
  • Drugs, controlled substances, contraband or paraphernalia are not allowed in the court facility.
  • All electronic devices, including cellular phones, must be turned off.
  • Recording equipment and cameras are not allowed without advance permission of the judge.
  • No smoking, food, drink, or gum is allowed in the courtroom.
  • Suitable attire is required: Shoes, pants, shirts or similar attire must be worn. No shorts, tank tops, excessively soiled, damaged, or ill-fitting clothing is allowed in the courtroom.
  • Remove hats upon entering the courtroom.
  • Be polite and courteous to all court personnel and those around you.

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Weddings

Until further notice, weddings are not being scheduled by the court.

Minor In Possession of Alcohol or Marijuana

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A person under 21 years of age may not attempt to purchase, purchase or acquire alcoholic beverages and may not have personal possession of alcoholic beverages. Personal possession of alcoholic beverages includes the acceptance or consumption of a bottle of such beverages, or any portion thereof, or a drink of such beverage for a person under age 21.

A person under 21 years of age may not possess, attempt to purchase, or purchase a marijuana item. Purchasing a marijuana item includes accepting a marijuana item, and possessing a marijuana item includes consuming a marijuana item in the last 24 hours.

MIP is a class A violation with a penalty of presumptive fine of $440 if a person under age 21 is operating a motor vehicle while in personal possession of alcoholic beverages or by possessing a marijuana item. The maximum fine is $2,000.

MIP is a class B violation with a penalty of a presumptive fin of $265 if a person is on foot or a passenger in a motor vehicle. The maximum fine is $1,000.

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A fine will be ordered. If you were operating a motor vehicle, the sentence may include a one year suspension of driving privileges and may include your right to apply for a driver's license. The license suspension starts on the date of conviction. If you have a driver's license, the Judge will take your license in the courtroom and send it to the Oregon Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). At the end of your license suspension period, you must contact DMV and pay a reinstatement fee to get a new driver's license before you drive a vehicle or apply for your driver's license.

For a first offense, you will be eligible to reinstate your driving privileges 90 days after the suspension start date if you complete the following: the fine is paid in full; an education class is completed; a letter is submitted to the Judge stating what you have learned; and you contact the Court to request reinstatement of your driving privileges.

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A fine will be ordered. You will be required to undergo a diagnostic assessment. The evaluator will refer you to an information program or to a treatment program designed for counseling. You will pay for the cost of your assessment and the treatment program ordered. The sentence may include a one year suspension of driving privileges. 

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Forms Center

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A person under 21 years of age may not attempt to purchase, purchase or acquire alcoholic beverages and may not have personal possession of alcoholic beverages. Personal possession of alcoholic beverages includes the acceptance or consumption of a bottle of such beverages, or any portion thereof, or a drink of such beverage for a person under age 21.

A person under 21 years of age may not possess, attempt to purchase, or purchase a marijuana item. Purchasing a marijuana item includes accepting a marijuana item, and possessing a marijuana item includes consuming a marijuana item in the last 24 hours.

MIP is a class A violation with a penalty of presumptive fine of $440 if a person under age 21 is operating a motor vehicle while in personal possession of alcoholic beverages or by possessing a marijuana item. The maximum fine is $2,000.

MIP is a class B violation with a penalty of a presumptive fin of $265 if a person is on foot or a passenger in a motor vehicle. The maximum fine is $1,000.

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A fine will be ordered. If you were operating a motor vehicle, the sentence may include a one year suspension of driving privileges and may include your right to apply for a driver's license. The license suspension starts on the date of conviction. If you have a driver's license, the Judge will take your license in the courtroom and send it to the Oregon Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). At the end of your license suspension period, you must contact DMV and pay a reinstatement fee to get a new driver's license before you drive a vehicle or apply for your driver's license.

For a first offense, you will be eligible to reinstate your driving privileges 90 days after the suspension start date if you complete the following: the fine is paid in full; an education class is completed; a letter is submitted to the Judge stating what you have learned; and you contact the Court to request reinstatement of your driving privileges.

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A fine will be ordered. You will be required to undergo a diagnostic assessment. The evaluator will refer you to an information program or to a treatment program designed for counseling. You will pay for the cost of your assessment and the treatment program ordered. The sentence may include a one year suspension of driving privileges. 

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Phone:503-794-3800
Fax:503-794-3808
Email:justicecourtinfo@clackamas.us

11750 SE 82nd AVE, #D. Happy Valley, OR 97086

Office Hours:

Monday to Friday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
(Closed from noon to 1 p.m.)