2011 ORS § 221.315¹
Enforcement of ordinance and charter provisions
  • disposition of fines

(1) Prosecution of violations of the charter or ordinances of a city in circuit or justice court shall be by the city attorney and in the name of such city. An agreement may be made between any city and, on behalf of the state, the presiding judge for the judicial district in which all or part of such city is located, that such violations be prosecuted for such city in the circuit court by the district attorney in the name of the State of Oregon. An agreement may be made, pursuant to ORS 190.010 (Authority of local governments to make intergovernmental agreement), between any city and the county in which all or part of such city is located, that such violations be prosecuted for such city in the justice court by the district attorney in the name of the State of Oregon.

(2) Except as otherwise provided by an agreement made under subsection (1) of this section in respect to the court, all fines collected by the circuit or justice court having jurisdiction of a violation of a city charter or ordinance shall be paid as follows:

(a) One-half of the fine shall be credited and distributed to the treasurer of the city whose charter or ordinance was violated, as a monetary obligation payable to the city.

(b) If collected by the circuit court, one-half of the fine shall be credited and distributed as a monetary obligation payable to the state.

(c) If collected by the justice court, one-half of the fine shall be credited and distributed to the treasurer of the county in which the court is located as a monetary obligation payable to the county. [1973 c.645 §3; 1975 c.713 §2; 1981 s.s. c.3 §114; 1983 c.763 §48; 1987 c.905 §19; 1995 c.781 §41; 1995 c.658 §92a; 1999 c.1051 §264; 2011 c.597 §128]