Jackson County Circuit Court Notices
Landlord Tenant (Forcible Entry & Detainer) Proceedings
Chief Justice Order No. 21-031 was released on August 19th, 2021 and became immediately effective. This order modified the statutory timing for first appearance and trials in a nonpayment of rent cases. The order will remain in effect 60 days after declaration of the state of emergency has ended.
The Oregon Emergency Rental Assistance Program has local agencies assisting with this program. In Jackson County, the local non-profit Access, is assisting the public with applications and information. They can be reached at the above link or at 541-779-6691.
Additional information on recent changes in landlord tenant law can be found on the Oregon State Bar website, including an informative video on law changes and the rental assistance program (note: Senate Bill 278 mentioned in the video did get voted into law).
Court Operations as of September 13, 2021
Please visit our Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates page on our website for the latest information on how the court is operating during this time. All individuals in an OJD courthouse or administrative office must wear a protective face covering and adhere to social distancing guidelines. For instructions and information regarding a remote appearance, please go to our Local Remote Hearings page for additional information.
Statewide Court Closure October 15, 2021
Department (OJD) intends to perform a significant upgrade to the circuit court
case management system “Odyssey". This upgrade is extensive and will require the current Odyssey system to be offline for up to 96 hours. This is scheduled to occur Thursday, October 14th at 5:00 p.m. through Tuesday, October 19, at 4:00 a.m. As a result of this significant operational impact, the Circuit Court will be closed Friday, October 15, 2021, per Chief Justice Order 21-024.
Systems impacted by this upgrade include: OJCIN (including document access), data shares and integrations, eCitations, ePayment, and public access to the case register. File and Serve will remain available, however, the courts will not be able to accept electronic filings and payments through file and serve until Odyssey is restored.