1175 East Main Street
Ashland, OR 97520
Phone: (541) 482-5214
Fax: (541) 488-5586
Contact: Judge Pamela B. Turner
Hours: Monday-Wednesday 8AM-5PM
THE ASHLAND MUNICIPAL COURT WILL BE CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC
UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO COVID-19 HEALTH CONCERNS.
IF YOU HAVE RECEIVED A CITATION TO APPEAR IN THE ASHLAND MUNICIPAL COURT, PLEASE CALL THE COURT AT (541)482-5214. YOU MUST SPEAK DIRECTLY WITH A CLERK TO ENTER YOUR PLEA, DISCUSS OPTIONS OR TO REQUEST A POSTPONEMENT.
DEFENDANT’S MUST CALL DURING NORMAL OPERATING HOURS MONDAY-WEDNESDAY 8AM-5PM AND SPEAK TO A CLERK. IT IS NOT SUFFICIENT TO LEAVE A VOICE MAIL DUE TO THE HIGH VOLUME OF PHONE CALLS. THE COURT CANNOT GUARANTEE CALLS WILL BE RETURNED BEFORE THE APPEARANCE DATE ON YOUR CITATION.
ALL CRIMINAL CASES WILL BE CONTINUED VIRTUALLY UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. COURT STAFF WILL PROVIDE FURTHER INFORMATION PRIOR TO YOUR COURT DATE. TRAFFIC OR MUNICIPAL CODE VIOLATIONS WILL CONTINUE TO BE HANDLED BY TELEPHONE OR EMAIL.
DEFENDANTS MAY ALSO RESPOND TO CITATIONS BY LETTER TO THE COURT (OPTIONS 1-3 ON THE BOTTOM OF THE CITATION). WRITTEN COMMUNICATIONS SHOULD BE EMAILED TO: ASHLANDCOURT@ASHLAND.OR.US.
Due to recent staffing transitions, Ashland Municipal Court will be closing early on Wednesdays and closed all day on Thursdays until further notice. Please note, the Ashland Police Department is unable to assist with court matters.
Office hours are:
Monday to Wednesday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m
CLOSED THURSDAYS, FRIDAYS and HOLIDAYS
Judge Turner holds Court every Tuesday starting 9:00 a.m. Juvenile cases are heard at 8:30 a.m. in the Judge's office.
The Court has jurisdiction over three types of cases, all of which must take place within the Ashland City limits: traffic violations, violations of the Ashland Municipal Code and most misdemeanors.
Minor traffic violations are handled at the front counter by the Court staff. The clerks are authorized to offer the same options as the Judge would assess in Court. Any option given at the counter on minor traffic violations are the same the Judge would assess in Court. Any questions regarding the Ashland Municipal Court may be addressed by letter, email or phone during normal business hours.
The Judge or City Attorney may have requested:
Southern Oregon Credit Services Inc.: (541) 773-6238
Professional Credit: (866) 320-6527
Mail letter and payments to:
Ashland Parking Enforcement
PO Box 566
Ashland, OR 97520
The Ashland Municipal Judge will review the letter. If the charge is dismissed, the check is returned to the sender.
The appeal process usually takes two weeks.
All appeals must be made in writing