The City of Springfield remains committed to serving the community while responding to health concerns about COVID-19. The City has already implemented a number of health practices to slow the spread of COVID-19 and is working closely with public health officials.
Community members are encouraged to conduct business with the City online, over the phone or via email whenever possible. As a reminder, the Springfield Public Library remains closed.
The City is making every effort to minimize risk and is modifying some additional service operations in order to reduce the number of people who need to come into City facilities.
If you are sick, if you believe you may have been exposed to COVID-19, or if you feel otherwise unable to come to court, please contact your attorney or call the Springfield Municipal Court at 541.726.3748.
Effective Wednesday, March 18, 2020, the Springfield Municipal Court is enacting the following docket changes in consideration of the guidelines issued by Oregon Chief Justice Martha Walters:
- If you have a citation or notice that requires you to appear before the Springfield Municipal Court, and an attorney represents you, please contact your attorney for instructions. If an attorney does not represent you, contact the court prior to your required appearance date at 541.726.3748. You may be able to “appear by phone” or to log into our “virtual court” portal to appear by video-teleconference.
- If you have a criminal trial pending in the Springfield Municipal Court, please contact your defense attorney for further instructions. If you have a traffic/violation trial pending in the Springfield Municipal Court, please call the court at 541.726.3748 for further instructions.
- All jury and non-jury trials that are not time-sensitive are postponed to a date to be held after April 20, 2020.
- All traffic/violation trials are postponed to a date to be held after April 20, 2020.
- If you received a jury summons for a date prior to April 20, 2020, your jury service will be deferred to a later date.
Development and Public Works
Effective Wednesday, March 18, 2020, and extending through April 8, 2020, the Development and Public Works counters in City Hall including the Permit Counter will be closed to walk-in customers.
To continue to offer services, we encourage community members to:
- Submit development permits or plans electronically via email or using the e-permitting system:
- To use the e-permitting system, you need an account set up and an assigned record number. If you don’t have a record number call 541.726.3753 to have one assigned.
- Go to https://aca-oregon.accela.com/oregon/ for the e-permitting system.
- Email development permits or send files to email@example.com.
- You can also email general development and environmental services questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Call 541.726.3753 with questions before coming to City Hall. Most frequently asked questions can be answered over the phone.
- In-person appointments will be made by a case-by-case basis. If you would like to request an in-person consultation with an engineer, planner or plans examiner call 541.726.3753 for availability.
- Drop off development permits or plans at City Hall at our temporary in-take window in the SE wing. The temporary in-take window will be at the former FireMed window.
- All visitors must comply with social distancing. Anyone who is coughing, appears to have a fever, or is having difficulty breathing will be asked to return at a later time.
Customers can also visit the following City of Springfield webpages for additional information:
- Development and Public Works home page-
- Building Inspections web page –
These changes to the Development and Public Works counters in City Hall are in response to the City’s announcement and emergency declaration to implement strategies to help slow the spread of COVID-19. The timeline of these measures could be extended. If an extension occurs another announcement will be made with information posted on the City’s website.
The City will continue to inform the community of any changes in service via media, social media, and via our website at: https://www.springfield-or.gov/city-of-springfield-alerts