2013 ORS § 153.645¹
Disposition of fines for traffic offenses
  • justice court

(1) If a justice court enters a judgment of conviction for a traffic offense and the conviction resulted from a prosecution arising out of an arrest or complaint made by an officer of the Oregon State Police or by any other enforcement officer employed by state government, as defined in ORS 174.111 (State government defined):

(a) The amount prescribed by ORS 153.633 (Distribution to state) (2) is payable to the state and must be forwarded to the Department of Revenue for deposit in the Criminal Fine Account;

(b) Subject to subsection (4) of this section, one-half of the amount remaining after any payment required by paragraph (a) of this subsection is payable to the county in which the justice court is located; and

(c) Subject to subsection (4) of this section, one-half of the amount remaining after any payment required by paragraph (a) of this subsection is payable to the state.

(2) If a justice court enters a judgment of conviction for a traffic offense and the conviction resulted from a prosecution arising out of an arrest or complaint made by a sheriff, deputy sheriff or any other enforcement officer employed by the county:

(a) The amount prescribed by ORS 153.633 (Distribution to state) (2) is payable to the state and must be forwarded to the Department of Revenue for deposit in the Criminal Fine Account; and

(b) Subject to subsection (4) of this section, the remaining amount of the fine is payable to the county in which the court is located.

(3) If a justice court enters a judgment of conviction for a traffic offense and the conviction resulted from a prosecution arising out of an arrest or complaint made by an enforcement officer employed by any other local government, as defined in ORS 174.116 (Local government and local service district defined):

(a) The amount prescribed by ORS 153.633 (Distribution to state) (2) is payable to the state and must be forwarded to the Department of Revenue for deposit in the Criminal Fine Account;

(b) Subject to subsection (4) of this section, one-half of the amount remaining after any payment required by paragraph (a) of this subsection is payable to the local government that employs the enforcement officer; and

(c) Subject to subsection (4) of this section, one-half of the amount remaining after any payment required by paragraph (a) of this subsection is payable to the county in which the court is located.

(4) If the full amount of the fine imposed by a justice court is collected, the last $16 of the amount collected shall be paid to the county treasurer for the county in which the court is located and may be used only for the purposes specified in ORS 153.660 (Use of amounts paid to county treasurer). If the full amount of the fine imposed is not collected, the $16 payment required by this subsection shall be reduced by one dollar for every dollar of the fine that is not collected. The provisions of this subsection do not apply to fines imposed for violations of ORS 811.590 (Unlawful parking in winter recreation parking area), 814.485 (Failure to wear protective headgear), 814.486 (Endangering bicycle operator or passenger), 814.534 (Failure of motor assisted scooter operator to wear protective headgear), 814.536 (Endangering motor assisted scooter operator), 814.600 (Failure of skateboarder, scooter rider or in-line skater to wear protective headgear) or 830.990 (Penalties) (1). [2011 c.597 §48; 2013 c.685 §10]