2017 ORS 153.036¹
Venue

(1) A violation proceeding may be commenced in:

(a) The county in which the violation was committed; or

(b) Any other county whose county seat is a shorter distance by road from the place where the violation was committed than is the county seat of the county in which the violation was committed.

(2)(a) If a violation proceeding is commenced in the county in which the violation was committed, the proceeding may be commenced in a circuit or justice court of the county or, if the violation was committed within a city, in the municipal court.

(b) If a violation proceeding is commenced in a county other than the county in which the violation was committed, the proceeding may be commenced:

(A) In a circuit court;

(B) Notwithstanding the provisions of ORS 51.050 (Criminal jurisdiction) that limit the jurisdiction of justice courts to offenses committed within the county, in a justice court; or

(C) If the violation was committed within a city, in the municipal court of the city.

(3)(a) Except as otherwise provided in paragraph (b) of this subsection, if a violation proceeding is commenced in a county other than the county in which the violation was committed, at the request of the defendant the place of trial may be changed to the county in which the violation was committed. A request for a change of the place of trial shall be made prior to the date set for the trial and shall be governed by the provisions of ORS 131.305 (Place of trial) to 131.415 (Conveyance of defendant in custody after change of venue) relating to change of venue.

(b) A defendant may not request that the place of trial be changed if the violation was committed within a city and the proceeding is commenced in the municipal court of the city.

(4) Except as specifically provided in this section, venue in violation proceedings in circuit courts is governed by ORS 131.305 (Place of trial) to 131.415 (Conveyance of defendant in custody after change of venue). [1999 c.1051 §12; 1999 c.1051 §12a; 2003 c.528 §1]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 153—Violations and Fines, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors153.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
 
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