COVID-19 Restrictions means that much of this information does not apply. Many hearings will be heard remotely, and the timelines outlined below are not in effect during the COVID-19 restrictions.
Please see the Chief Justice Order and the local Josephine County Presiding Judge Order for more information.
Main Number: 541.476.2309
IT Extension: X37032
The courthouse has public Wi-Fi access. Courtesy Internet is provided to the public by Josephine County Circuit Court and the Oregon Judicial Department. The Court does not provide technical support services of any kind to any user, either in the courtroom or the lobby, for Wi-Fi access.
If you wish to use the court’s video conferencing system for a court appearance, you must file a written request with the court at least five (5) business days prior to the hearing or trial date. If the connection is outside of OJD’s state network, ten (10) business days advance notice is required. The written request must include:
- Case name and case number
- Agency name
- Date and time of testimony
- IP address for the remote site video connection
- Contact name and phone number for remote site
If the connection is inside of OJD’s state network, arrangements will need to be made to test the connection between the connection parties, at least five (5) days prior to the court date or testimony. The requesting party must make advanced arrangement between the court and external site for testing the connection.
If the connection is outside of OJD’s state network, arrangements will need to be made for testing the connection between the connecting parties at least ten (10) days prior to the court date or testimony. The requesting party must make advanced arrangement between the court technical support staff and external site for testing the connection. Contact the court’s information technology staff to schedule the testing. Please note that the court will not provide the court’s local video IP address, therefore an IP address for the remote site must be provided to the court in order to facilitate a video conference connection.
The court can accommodate a laptop for courtroom presentations, such as a PowerPoint presentation. Connection availability is limited to VGA in each of the courtrooms (though the person can bring their own adapter from X type of connection to female VGA). Adapters can allow other equipment such as a tablet or iPad connection to the system. Court technology staff will only provide information regarding the specifications of the court’s equipment. Parties are responsible for arranging for their own technical support relating to laptop, tablet or iPad connections, resolution requirements and application performance.
Parties are also responsible for setting up a training and testing session with the court’s technology staff at least two (2) days prior to court date.