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Bend Municipal Court sessions are cancelled and the court office is closed to the public during this emergency. Court clerks will be available only by phone.

To contact the court clerks, call (541) 388-5572 and press 9 Monday through Friday between the hours of 9 a.m. and noon, and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. for any questions about appearances or concerns about court payments.

Pleas may be entered in writing by mail or by using the 24-hour drop box. Forms are available here or in the Municipal Court entrance at 555 NE 15th St.

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The Municipal Court provides a local forum for the resolution of minor traffic violations, parking citations and city ordinance infractions issued within the city limits of Bend.

The Municipal Court is the judicial branch of the City government. Municipal Court Judge Gwen Moore, appointed by the City Council, oversees the Court's operations.

This website is for procedural information and is not intended to be legal advice. The Court Clerks are prohibited from providing legal advice. If you have legal questions, you should contact an attorney. You can locate an attorney through the Lawyer Referral Service of the Oregon State Bar Association by calling (800) 452-7636 or (503) 684-3763.

Location and Mailing Address: 555 NE 15th Street, Bend, OR 97701
Directions: The Municipal Court is located within the Bend Police Department at the base of Pilot Butte, on the corner of Greenwood Ave. and 15th St.

The Court is closed on Saturdays, Sundays and Legal Holidays

Telephone Hours: (541) 388-5572 - Press 9 to speak to a Court Clerk
Monday through Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. AND 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
EXCEPTION Thursday: 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. only.

Office Hours:
Monday through Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. br> EXCEPTION Thursdays: open at 8:00am for appearance/arraignment check-in only
24-hour locked drop box is located inside the entrance to the Municipal Court.

Court is in session on Thursdays only as follows:

  • Arraignments (First Appearance): 8:15 a.m. or 10:00 a.m.
  • Trials: 1:15 p.m. and 2:00 p.m.
  • Continuances: 3:00 p.m.
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