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Washington County COVID-19 Alert Notices

The Washington County Circuit Court is open. Pursuant to Chief Justice Order No. 22-002, effective March 12, 2022, protective face coverings will not be required to be worn in any court facility. However, any person – a judge, staff, proceeding participant, or member of the public – may continue to wear a protective face covering while in a court facility, if desired, subject to limited and temporary exceptions during proceedings.


Whenever possible, litigants and the public are encouraged to use the court's online services available on the court's website to:

Make payments

Search for or request court records

Self represented individuals now have the option of electronically filing and responding to cases including residential evictions, small claims, and name-sex change using the Oregon Circuit Courts Guide & File services


Please click here for information related to remote hearings

Washington County Circuit Court Current Notices

Washington County Circuit Court Presiding Judge, the Honorable Kathleen J. Proctor, issued Presiding Judge Order No. 321, effective July 1, 2022, addressing Pretrial Release in Washington County.

The Washington County Mental Health Diversion Pilot Program (MHDPP) is a collaborative effort by the court, DA’s Office, the defense bar, community corrections, sheriff’s office, and various mental health agencies to provide specialty court program services for select non-violent offenders.  Please click here for more information regarding MHDPP.

Washington County residents have the option of obtaining rental assistance from Washington County's Emergency Rental Assistance Program. Please click here for additional information.
 Contact & Location Information

Map highlighting Washington County

Telephone
503-846-8888
8:00am - 12:00PM | 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Excluding Legal Holidays

Courthouse Hours
Monday thru Friday:
8:00am - 12:00pm | 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Excluding Legal Holidays

Family Law Assistance Program Hours
Monday thru Friday:
8:00am - 11:45am | 1:00pm - 4:45pm

Excluding Legal Holidays

Law Enforcement Center Hours
Monday thru Friday:
8:00am - 12:00pm | 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Excluding Legal Holidays

 ADA Contact
ADA Coordinator
503-846-8767
Additional ADA information

Presiding Judge
Kathleen J. Proctor

Trial Court Administrator
Richard E. Moellmer

Building Addresses
Washington County Courthouse
145 NE 2nd Avenue
Hillsboro, Oregon 97124
Map
Juvenile Services Building
222 N 1st Avenue
Hillsboro, Oregon 97124
Map
Law Enforcement Center (LEC)
215 SW Adams Avenue
Hillsboro, Oregon 97123
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Mailing Address
Washington County Circuit Court
Washington County Courthouse
150 N 1st Avenue MS37
Hillsboro, OR 97124


Court and Public Services Campus Public Parking Map

 
 
 
Picture of the front of the Washington courthouse

In 1846, the district of Tuality in the Oregon Territory became Tuality County. In 1849, the name was changed to Washington County. Boundary lines were drawn and redrawn until finally in 1855 the shape of Washington County became close to what it is today. In 1853, the first county government was constituted with five members: three Judges, a Sheriff and a Treasurer.

The first courthouse in the county was a simple log cabin situated on a 40-acre plot of land near what is now NW 253rd Avenue.

In its 150 years of service to Washington County, the courthouse has changed its location and face several times, but still serves as the symbol of justice for the citizens of Washington County.

Remote Hearings

Remote hearing information is available on our Local Remote Hearings page, including guides for how to appear remotely.