Oregon Court Records
Accessing Oregon Court Records
In the US state of Oregon, you can easily access the court records to learn about the proceedings of the court rooms, and get information on judgments, acquittals, charges, court observations and penalties imposed. The court records have been held for long here at the various counties. Here, are some counties and the year since when the records have been maintained.
Baker County - 05/1987
Benton County - 07/1987
Clackamas County - 06/1986
Hood County - 04/1989
Jackson County - 03/1988
Jefferson County - 08/1986
Josephine County - 11/1987
Marion County - 10/1986
Morrow County - 06/1987
Mutlnomah County Criminal - 12/1988
Mutlnomah County Traffic - 06/1991
Mutlnomah County Civil - 08/1988
Wallowa County - 05/1987
Wasco County - 04/1989
Washington County - 01/1987
Wheeler County - 04/1989
You can get information from all kinds of records at the courts of Oregon. Here, are some of them,
Damage to property
Family Law and Domestic Relations
Termination of parental rights
Motions to modify previously granted divorce decrees
Child support and child custody
Dependent and neglected child cases
Probate of wills
Administration of estates
How to Access Oregon Court Records?
At one time accessing the court records used to be difficult. You had to have contacts in courts, to get the information you needed. Today, the entire process, has become a lot simpler. With the advancement of technology, the entire process of storing and retrieving information has become easier. The information is stored in digital format. There are centralized databases, which keep these records, and you are allowed to access them.
The fastest and easiest way to access the records is by visiting the state website. You can access information from the District and Circuit courts by making a payment of $9.99. However, you cannot find the records from the Municipal courts of Oregon on the Internet. You will not get an official copy of the record on the Internet, as well. You can just take a look at the information.
Most people visit the Clerk’s office to hand over the application for the record. Do you wish to do this? If yes, you should provide the reason why you want the record. You must also mention your relation with the person or the lawsuit. If you do not want to visit in person, then you can apply over the telephone or mail it too.
The Records You Can Find
The information you get is really varied. You can get marriage, birth, death and records of divorces. You can get records of felony, jail, and criminal activities. In fact, you can get any record that the state deems as important, and the information that is sharable (some information is held back because the state of Oregon believes that this is private and confidential). You can access past records, and records from the updated and current databases.
Oregon Court Records
Access to Oregon Court Records
Court records created during trials and other official court proceedings are usually considered public records, unless specifically labeled as private either by law or by court seal. Oregon has taken steps to ensure that all court records that are public are maintained in a database that is accessible online. To facilitate this public record access, Oregon has developed the Oregon Judicial Information Network (OJIN).
Is OJIN Free for Public Use?
The OJIN system is Oregon's way of tracking court records from all 36 counties in the state. The OJIN network can be accessed for free at any public access terminal at any Oregon Circuit Court location. OJIN can be accessed online for a one-time setup fee of $250 and a $10 minimum charge per month.
Are Oregon Online Records Official Records?
The records that are provided through the Oregon OJIN system are for public viewing only, and they are not classified as official records. To obtain or read an official court document, you must request it directly from the local court where the record was filed.
What Are System Requirements for OJIN?
In order to access the OJIN system, a user must have an active account, use a Windows 95 operating system or higher, and use a Java-enabled browser. At this time, Apple or Macintosh operating systems are not compatible.