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Violations Bureau

After the Court has received the original citation, a Violations Bureau Clerk can:

  • Take care of your ticket any business day, prior to your appearance date on your ticket
  • Accept a plea of no contest or not guilty by telephone, mail or in person
    • No Contest Plea: When you plead no contest, the violations bureau clerk will assess a fine according to a schedule set by the presiding judge in accordance with Oregon law. He or she will also accept your payment. See Payment Options to learn how to pay your fine.
    • Not Guilty Plea: Complete (sign and date) the back of your copy of the ticket (option 3 for not guilty). Mail or deliver your copy of the ticket to the court records office (violations bureau) on or before the date of your first appearance. Include your current mailing address (if different from address listed on the citation) and a contact phone number. A trial date will be scheduled for 2-4 weeks from the date your plea is received and you will receive a notice of the trial date in the mail.
  • Accept Proof If you received a ticket for certain violations AND fixed or corrected the violation you can show proof to a violations clerk, prior to your court appearance. Your citation may be eligible to be dismissed.

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