Frequently Asked Questions

 

Where is the court located?
The court room is located on the second floor of the City Hall. The Court Clerk’s office is located on the first floor of the City Hall, Room 102 just to the left of the Portland Avenue entrance. City Hall is located at 525 Portland Avenue at the intersection of Portland Avenue and Dartmouth Street.

How do I get there?
Several Tri-Met buses stop at the corner of Portland Avenue and Dartmouth Street. To find the best one for you visit www.tri-met.org. For driving directions and maps, visit any of the popular map web sites.

From Portland or Milwaukie, take McLoughlin Boulevard (99E) south towards Oregon City, and turn left on Dartmouth Street and proceed to the flashing red light located at Portland Ave. City Hall is on the corner of Dartmouth and Portland Ave.

From Canby or Oregon City, take McLoughlin Boulevard (99E) north towards Portland, and turn right on Dartmouth Street and proceed to the flashing red light located at Portland Ave. City Hall is on the corner of Dartmouth and Portland Ave.

From I-205 South bound, use exit #11, turn right onto 82nd Drive, right on Oatfield Road and immediately turn left onto Dartmouth and proceed to the flashing red light located at Portland Ave. City Hall is on the corner of Dartmouth and Portland Ave.

From I-205 North bound, use exit #11, turn left onto 82nd Dr, right on Oatfield Road and immediately turn left onto Dartmouth and proceed to the flashing red light located at Portland Ave. City Hall is on the corner of Dartmouth and Portland Ave.

When is the court open?
The Court Clerks Office is open 8am – 5pm, Monday through Friday, except for holidays.  If blinds in the court clerk’s office are down, proceed to Room 103 for assistance.

I need some legal advise.
We’re sorry, but our Court Clerks cannot give legal advise. If you need assistance locating an attorney, contact the Oregon State Bar Lawyer Referral Service at 1 800 452-7636.

What payment options are availble to me?
The court accepts cash, checks, money orders, cashier checks, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Debit Cards. Debit and Credit Card payments can only be made in person. You may pay over the phone at 1-800-701-8560 or online at www.ci.gladstone.or.us.

What is proper courtroom etiquette?
The following standards are enforced:

  • No children are permitted in the Courtroom.
  • Proper attire is REQUIRED in the Courtroom.
  • Hats/caps are NOT to be worn in the Courtroom.
  • Pants MUST be worn at waist level.
  • No sunglasses worn.
  • No shorts, flip flops or bare feet.
  • Women’s capris (below the knee) ARE permitted.
  • No tank tops or sleeveless shirts.
  • No revealing or low cut tops.
  • Shirts ARE to be tucked in.
  • No cell phones, pagers or electronic devices.
  • No gum, food or drinks.
  • No Weapons of any kind.