2013 ORS § 51.240¹
Qualifications for office
  • principal office

(1) A person shall not be eligible to the office of justice of the peace unless the person is a citizen of the United States and a resident of this state.

(2) Each justice of the peace shall be a resident of or have a principal office in the justice of the peace district in which the justice court is located. For purposes of this subsection, a principal office shall be the primary location from which a person conducts the persons business or profession.

(3) The residence within this state required by subsection (1) of this section shall have been maintained for at least three years, and the residence or principal office required by subsection (2) of this section shall have been maintained for at least one year, immediately prior to appointment or becoming a candidate for election to the office of justice of the peace. [1991 c.458 §10; 1993 c.493 §88]