Marion County District Attorney's Office
Beginning Friday, May 22, 2020, the Marion County District Attorney's office will be open to the public during our normal business hours of 8:00 a.m – 5:00. p.m To comply with social distancing guidelines, we will be limiting the number of people in our lobby to no more than 3 at a time. We encourage you to continue to contact our office by phone at 503-588-5222, or by electronic means to minimize physical contact.
The Marion County District Attorney’s office is working closely with the courts to limit in-person contacts during the COVID-19 outbreak. Since the outbreak, the Chief Justice of the Oregon State Supreme Court has put in place restrictions to limit in-person appearances. As a result of this order, most in-person appearances are being re-scheduled by the court. People with scheduled appearances at the courthouse or District Attorney’s office who are feeling sick or have been exposed to the COVID-19 virus should not have in-person contact, but should contact the Court or the District Attorney’s office as described below.
Victims Seeking Protective Orders or Other Assistance
Serving victims of crime remains our priority at this time and we will continue to offer services by phone, email and in person following COVID-19 social distancing guidelines. Please call our office at 503-588-5253 to speak with an advocate over the phone, or to make an appointment if you would like to meet with an advocate in person.
Protective Order Information: If you are seeking a protective order, or need more information regarding the process please call our main line to be directed to an advocate.
Effective May 22, 2020, our office will be open for business during normal business hours between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
To prevent COVID-19 spread, we have made the following changes to our office protocol:
- We are limiting customers to no more than two people in the child support lobby at a time. Other customers should wait in the hall until one of the in-office customers leaves.
- We are asking customers who are ill not to visit our office until they have recovered. Please call or email us instead.
- We are asking customers to consider using alternative means to contact us – phone (503-588-5152), email (MARIONFSC@co.marion.or.us), fax (503-588-7999), or appointment (please call the office to schedule).
- Although we continue to accept in person payments, we are asking customers to consider making payments electronically at https://www.mypaymentportal.com.
Jury Service and COVID-19
If you have received a jury summons to appear as a potential juror in Marion County, please check here
for updated information from the courts and/or follow the directions on your summons to see if you still need to appear. Please note that at this time, Grand Jury and Jury Trials ARE still occurring in Marion County. So in general you could still be required to report for service as you may be needed to ensure that our justice system remains operational. (The court’s website has further information about those who are exempt). Rest assured, our court is taking every possible precaution to keep jurors safe and healthy in accordance with CDC recommendations. Jurors are only asked to gather in smaller numbers and in spaces that allow for appropriate social distancing. Our grand jury room has be moved into a large courtroom with plenty of distancing space and trials are only held in our county’s largest courtroom which is spacious enough so that all parties (including the jurors) can remain more than 6 feet apart. You may also take your own additional precautions such as wearing a mask. It might look a little different than the courtroom on those 7 episodes of “Law & Order” you just binge-watched, but it can still be justice if we are all willing to do our part
Appearances by Witnesses or Victims
If you are scheduled to appear in court, contact the Marion County Circuit Court at (503) 588-5105, or the Marion County District Attorney’s office at 503-588-5222 to find out the status of the hearing. You may also refer to your subpoena for further contact information.
Beginning the week of March 23, 2020 the Grand Jury will meet only on Tuesdays and Thursdays until further notice. If you are scheduled to appear before grand jury as a witness, or are scheduled for Grand Jury, please contact the Marion County District Attorney’s office for information about the status of your appearance.
If you are a defendant in a pending criminal case, please contact your attorney for case status information.
The District Attorney’s Office is responsible for seeking justice through:
- Promoting accountability for criminal offenders;
- Interpreting, enforcing and executing law;
- Responding to the concerns of victims and the public; and
- Working cooperatively with members of the justice system.
555 Court Street NE, Suite 3250
Salem, OR 97301
PO Box 14500
Salem, OR 97309
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m, 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Monday - Friday