The City of Springfield Municipal Courts is continuing its modified services plan to help reduce the spread of illness in our community.
In March, Courts modified services to comply with the Stay Home Save Lives Order. Those modifications were initially announced through May 18, 2020. The following service changes are now in place until further noticed. Community members with questions may contact Courts at firstname.lastname@example.org
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 enacted 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 future date.
- All traffic/violation trials are postponed to a future date.
- If you received a jury summons for a date prior to May 18, 2020, your jury service will be deferred to a later date.
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