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Text Message FAQ



Yes. A one-time opt-in message is automatically sent if the court has your cell phone number and you have an upcoming hearing, or a hearing on your case is scheduled, rescheduled, or cancelled. The message will look similar to this:

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A hearing for case [case number] in the [location] County Circuit Court is scheduled for [date and time]. For any questions, contact the court at [local court phone number].

Reply YES to receive court hearing notifications for Oregon Circuit Court cases by text message. If you have multiple cases, contact your local court to ensure you receive reminders for each case. More details can be found at courts.oregon.gov/textmessage.

Text message reminders are for your convenience. It is your responsibility to be aware of your court dates. If you do not reply to this message or reply NO, you will not receive any further reminders.
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The message will be sent from one of the following phone numbers:

(503) 386-0645(503) 386-0368 (503) 386-0303(503) 386-0611
(503) 386-0743(503) 386-0674(503) 386-0812 


If you respond “Yes," you will continue to receive hearing notifications. If you do not respond, or respond “No," you will not receive any additional text messages from the court about that case.

If you have multiple cases this opt-in may apply to more than one case. See the “If I have multiple court cases, does the initial opt-in apply to all my cases?" question below for more details.​

Contact your local court to provide your cell phone number and your court case number(s). The court will send an opt-in message to the cell phone number provided. Reply “Yes" to that message to start receiving notifications.

To find court contact information, go to courts.oregon.gov/courts.

​Notifications are sent when a hearing on your case is scheduled, rescheduled, or cancelled. You will also receive reminders 7 days and 1 day before your court hearing.​​

Notifications are sent between 5:30 PM and 9:00 PM PST.

Reply “No” to any message to opt-out.

No. Text message notifications do not replace official court notices. They are supplemental communications that allow parties who have “opted-in” to receive text message hearing reminders and updates. Text message notifications should not be relied upon as your primary source for hearing information. 

No. However, you can contact your local court to ensure that they have your correct cell phone number. Once this service is available, a cell phone number exists on your record, and there is either an upcoming hearing or a hearing update on your case you will receive a one-time opt-in message.

Maybe. Courts keep track of contact information on a “Global Party Record”. It is possible to have more than one “Global Party Record” if you have multiple cases. When there is not enough information to determine whether the person is the same in each case the court will create a new “Global Party Record”. This is very common, so it is a good idea to contact your court to make sure you’re receiving notifications for all of your cases.

​Yes. Only case parties can sign up for text message notifications.​

No. OJD does not send text message hearing notifications in confidential cases such as juvenile delinquency, juvenile dependency, and civil commitment cases.

Yes. Hearing notifications are not sent for arraignment hearings in criminal and violation cases or initial hearings in protective order cases. 



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