2015 ORS 221.342¹
Method by which municipal court becomes court of record

(1) Any municipal court may become a court of record by:

(a) The passage of an ordinance by the governing body of the city in which the court is located; and

(b) The entry of an order by the Supreme Court acknowledging the filing of the declaration required under subsection (2) of this section.

(2) Before a municipal court may become a court of record, the governing body of the city in which the court is located must file a declaration with the Supreme Court that includes:

(a) A statement that the municipal court satisfies the requirements of this section for becoming a court of record;

(b) The address and telephone number of the clerk of the municipal court; and

(c) The date on which the municipal court will commence operations as a court of record.

(3) The Supreme Court may not charge a fee for filing a declaration under subsection (2) of this section. Not later than 30 days after a declaration is filed under subsection (2) of this section, the Supreme Court shall enter an order acknowledging the filing of the declaration and give notice of the order of acknowledgment to the city and the public.

(4) The city shall provide a court reporter or an audio recording device for each municipal court made a court of record under this section.

(5) The appeal from a judgment entered in a municipal court that becomes a court of record under this section shall be as provided in ORS chapter 138 for appeals from judgments of circuit courts.

(6) As a qualification for the office, a municipal judge for any municipal court that becomes a court of record must be a member of the Oregon State Bar. [1999 c.682 §3; 2003 c.687 §7; 2007 c.330 §4]

Notes of Decisions

Person who is convicted in municipal court and ap­peals that con­vic­­tion to circuit court, pursuant to these sec­tions, may ap­peal adverse decision of circuit court to Court of Appeals only if case involves constitu­tionality of ordinance under which defendant was convicted. City of Lincoln City v. Pennington, 91 Or App 713, 756 P2d 75 (1988)


1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 221—Organization and Government of Cities, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors221.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2015, Chapter 221, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano221.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
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