ORS 3.132¹
Concurrent jurisdiction with justice and municipal courts

In addition to other cases over which they have jurisdiction, circuit courts shall have the same criminal and quasi-criminal jurisdiction as justice courts and shall have concurrent jurisdiction with municipal courts of all violations of the charter and ordinances of any city wholly or in part within their respective judicial districts committed or triable within the counties in the judicial district. [Formerly 46.040]

(formerly 46.040)

Notes of Decisions

Scope of appellate court review of district court con­vic­­tions of ordinance viola­tions is equivalent to that available to per­sons ap­pealing from district court con­vic­­tions of state of­fenses. City of Portland v. Poindexter, 38 Or App 551, 590 P2d 781 (1979)

Under 1993 version of statute, dollar limita­tion on jurisdic­tion only modified reference to jurisdic­tion concurrent with circuit court, allowing district court to try Class A misdemeanors under grant of jurisdic­tion equal to justice court. State v. Webb, 324 Or 380, 927 P2d 79 (1996)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 3—Circuit Courts Generally, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors003.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2019, Chapter 3, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano003.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
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. Currency Information