2017 ORS 221.344¹
Registration of municipal court
  • effect of registration

(1) A judgment docketed by a municipal court may be enforced in the manner provided in ORS 221.346 (Enforcement of judgments of municipal court) and 221.351 (Liens based on municipal court judgment) if:

(a) The municipality has registered the court with the Department of Revenue; and

(b) The municipality has provided to the Department of Revenue the name and address of a person authorized to act on behalf of the court.

(2) Any municipality that has registered under this section must immediately notify the Department of Revenue of any changes to the information provided to the department under this section.

(3) At least once each year, the Department of Revenue shall publish a registry of municipal courts in this state that includes all information provided to the department by municipalities under this section. The department may use electronic publication of the registry to meet the requirements of this subsection.

(4) Registration by a municipal court under this section is irrevocable.

(5) The provisions of this section and ORS 221.346 (Enforcement of judgments of municipal court), 221.351 (Liens based on municipal court judgment) and 221.352 (Municipal court docket) do not apply to a circuit court exercising the jurisdiction of a municipal court under ORS 3.136 (Jurisdiction over violations of Portland charter and ordinances). All judgments entered by a circuit court exercising the jurisdiction of a municipal court under ORS 3.136 (Jurisdiction over violations of Portland charter and ordinances) may be enforced as provided for judgments of circuit courts.

(6) The provisions of this section and ORS 221.346 (Enforcement of judgments of municipal court), 221.351 (Liens based on municipal court judgment) and 221.352 (Municipal court docket) do not apply to proceedings for enforcement of ordinances governing the parking of vehicles. Ordinances governing the parking of vehicles shall be enforced as provided by other law. [1999 c.788 §7]

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 (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 221, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano221.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.