Entering the Courthouse (Courthouse Access)
Access to the courthouse for visitors can be found on the East side of the courthouse at the Jefferson St. entrance. Civil Court Records can be accessed via stairs or elevator on the 3rd floor of the courthouse. Courtrooms 1, 2, and 3 are located in this building.
Courtroom 4 and Criminal Court Records are located across the street to the East, in the Polk County Jail. Access for visitors can be found at the Jefferson St. entrance to the jail building. An airport-type security metal and image scanner station is located at the entrance to the Polk County Jail. Purses, backpacks, briefcases, etc. will be searched. It is a Class C felony for any person to intentionally possess a weapon in a court facility (ORS 166.370). Criminal Court Records can be accessed via stairs or elevator on the 2nd floor of the jail building.
View details on how to dress and other courtroom protocols. View the Judges page for additional courtroom procedures.
Request for ADA accommodations
Request for ADA accommodations must be received as soon as possible, but not less than four business days before an activity or event. (See UTCR 7.060)
Persons needing ADA accommodation or services for Polk County Circuit Court should make their request locally to: