The mission of the Springfield Municipal Court is to provide access to a fair and equitable justice system that protects the rights of individuals, preserves the welfare of the community, and inspires public confidence.
The Springfield Municipal Court was established by the Springfield Charter. The Court has jurisdiction over all city and state law offenses, excluding felony matters. The Court has original jurisdiction over all offenses that Ordinances of the City make punishable. The Court may enforce forfeitures and other penalties the Ordinances prescribe for the offenses. The territorial jurisdiction of the Court is the area within the City and certain areas outside the City to the extent provided by state law. The Springfield Municipal Court conforms to the general laws of the State of Oregon governing Municipal Courts.
The Springfield Municipal Court may:
- Render judgments and, for enforcing them, impose sanctions on persons and property within the court’s territorial jurisdictions;
- Order the arrest of anyone accused of an offense against the City;
- Commit to jail, commit to public service, or admit to bail anyone accused of such an offense;
- Issue and compel obedience to subpoenas;
- Compel witnesses to appear and testify and jurors to appear and serve in the trial of matters before the court;
- Penalize contempt of court;
- Issue process necessary to enforce judgments and orders of the court;
- Issue search warrants; and
- Perform other judicial and quasi-judicial functions prescribed by City Ordinance.
The information on this webpage is for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. While we make every effort to provide accurate information, there is no guarantee as to the accuracy. Please contact an attorney to obtain advice with respect to any specific legal matter.