COVID-19 Update dated July 17, 2020
The Court is open for business. Most hearings and transactions are done over the phone, online or on video through our Virtual Court. Do not come to the courthouse unless you have a Fingerprint Appointment (Monday and Thursdays), a criminal case hearing on Monday afternoons or if you have spoken with court staff and have been told you can appear in person (by appointment only).
Updates on Criminal Cases:
If you have questions or concerns about your criminal case, call, email or write to the court with your questions or requests. Court appointed attorneys are available upon request if you cannot afford an attorney. Court due dates for payments and probation/diversion cases still apply.
Monday afternoon hearings (beginning at 12:30 pm) and Fingerprinting Appointments (Mondays and Thursdays):
If you have a Monday afternoon hearing scheduled, your hearing will be in-person at the courthouse located at 4755 SW Griffith Drive, Beaverton. If you have a fingerprinting appointment, it will be done at the courthouse lobby in person. The court will issue a warrant if you fail to appear. You must wear a face covering in the courthouse.
Criminal Case Hearings FAQ
I have a hearing with the judge that is NOT on Monday afternoon, what do I do?
Your hearing will be on the Virtual Criminal Court Docket unless you make prior arrangements with court staff for in-person. See Video Court Instructions / View Live Court Proceedings to attend you hearing. Also contact your attorney with questions about your case.
If you do not understand the instructions or need assistance, call the court and staff will assist you.
I missed my hearing that was previously scheduled, how do I take care of this?
Call the court for more information. If your case is not in warrant status, the court will reschedule your hearing via phone or video. If you have an active warrant, you should turn yourself into Beaverton Police Department at 4755 SW Griffith, Beaverton, OR.
All traffic tickets can be handled by contacting the court by phone (fastest service), using the on-line portal, sending an email or writing the court. This includes signing up for a program (like Traffic School), getting a reduced fine, or pleading not guilty and scheduling a traffic trial. Payments can be made over the phone or on-line.
Traffic School Safety Program Eligibility Requirements
UPDATED Beginning in August 2020, traffic trials will be held through the court’s Virtual Court on video. See the above Virtual Court / Video Court instructions on how to attend your trial.
- I forgot to attend my court hearing, alcohol evaluation or a court ordered class. What should I do?
- I didn’t show up for court when I was supposed to or I didn’t pay my criminal court fines and fees. I think there is a warrant for my arrest. What are my options?
- I can’t afford to make a payment pursuant to my court payment plan for a traffic citation or a criminal case. What should I do?
- I just received a photo radar/red light citation in the mail. I am not the driver. How can I get this ticket dismissed?
- I just received a notice from the court that I failed to appear for a traffic light citation. I never received the ticket. How can I get the fine lowered?
- I just received a notice from the DMV that my license was suspended by the court. How can I clear this up?