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 To learn more about the new guidelines affecting changes of pleas on the PJ docket starting in 2024, please see “Guidelines for Changes of Pleas on the Presiding Judge docket as of January 1, 2024.” These Guidelines for Changes of Pleas have been adopted courtwide.

Domestic Relations Court Mandated Mediation and Parent Education: Parties with minor children who have a pending domestic relations case in Washington County are required to participate in court-mandated mediation and parent education. To learn more about the mandate and to register, please visit Washington County Conciliation Services webpage at:

▶ Washington County Law Library is now presenting an informational series about navigating different parts of the legal system, including probate, eviction, and divorce matters. Visit the Law Library at the following link for more information:

▶ Washington County residents have the option of obtaining rental assistance from Washington County's Rental Assistance Program. Please click here for additional information.

▶ 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.

▶ Please click here for information related to OJD Access and Fairness Survey Page.

Map highlighting Washington County

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
Additional ADA information

Presiding Judge
Rebecca Guptill

Trial Court Administrator
Richard E. Moellmer

Building Addresses
Washington County Courthouse
145 NE 2nd Avenue
Hillsboro, Oregon 97124
Juvenile Services Building
222 N 1st Avenue
Hillsboro, Oregon 97124
Law Enforcement Center (LEC)
215 SW Adams Avenue
Hillsboro, Oregon 97123

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.