Organization and Government of Cities

ORS 221.343
Method by which municipal court ceases to operate as court of record


Any municipal court that has become a court of record under ORS 221.342 (Method by which municipal court becomes court of record) may cease to operate as a court of record only if the governing body of the city in which the court is located files a declaration with the Supreme Court identifying the date on which the municipal court will cease operation as a court of record. The date identified in the declaration may not be less than 31 days after the date the declaration is filed.


The Supreme Court may not charge a fee for filing a declaration under subsection (1) of this section. Not later than 30 days after a declaration is filed under subsection (1) of this section, the Supreme Court shall enter an order acknowledging the filing of the declaration and give notice of the order of acknowledgment to the city and the public.


The appeal from a judgment entered in a municipal court after the date identified in the declaration filed under this section shall be as provided in ORS 221.359 (Appeals from conviction in municipal court) (1) and (2). [2007 c.330 §6]
§§ 221.336 to 221.390

Notes of Decisions

Person who is convicted in municipal court and appeals that conviction to circuit court, pursuant to these sections, may appeal adverse decision of circuit court to Court of Appeals only if case involves constitutionality of ordinance under which defendant was convicted. City of Lincoln City v. Pennington, 91 Or App 713, 756 P2d 75 (1988)


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