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Legal Holidays

All state courts and state court offices close each calendar year for certain holidays:

  • 9 holidays defined by state law
  • any other day the Governor appoints as a holiday

State law provides that when a holiday falls on Saturday, the legal holiday (the day we close) is the Friday before. When a holiday falls on Sunday, the legal holiday is the following Monday. The state court system closes for each legal holiday set by state law.

For information on how legal holidays affect computing time for filing or serving process, see ORS 174.120 and 174.125, ORCP 10, UTCR 1.130, TCR 10, and ORAP 1.25.

Here is the legal holiday schedule for the next three years:

Holiday Event           Date Closed - 2012         Date Closed - 2013          Date Closed - 2014   
New Year’s Day (Jan. 1) Monday, Jan. 2, 2012  Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013 Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Monday, Jan. 16, 2012  Monday, Jan. 21, 2013 Monday, Jan. 20, 2014
Presidents’ Day Monday, Feb. 20, 2012  Monday, Feb. 18, 2013 Monday, Feb. 17, 2014
Memorial Day Monday, May 28, 2012  Monday, May 27, 2013 Monday, May 26, 2014
Independence Day (July 4) Wednesday, July 4, 2012  Thursday, July 4, 2013 Friday, July 4, 2014
Labor Day Monday, Sept. 3, 2012  Monday, Sept. 2, 2013 Monday, Sept. 1, 2014
Veterans Day (Nov. 11) Monday, Nov. 12, 2012  Monday, Nov. 11, 2013 Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014
Thanksgiving Day Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012  Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013 Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014
Christmas Day (Dec. 25) Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012  Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013 Thursday, Dec. 25, 2014