Marion County District Attorney's Office
Dear Marion County Community,
To say that these are unprecedented times would be to state the obvious. COVID-19 has altered the way we do just about everything. Like many of you, my job looks different right now. On March 16th, 2020 the Chief Justice of the Oregon Supreme Court significantly reduced the work of our courts. And yet, at the DA’s Office we were committed to continue to do the work of public safety. On March 21, 2020, the Marion County Commissioners closed county offices to the public. And yet, at the DA’s Office we continue to do the work of public safety.
Because as your District Attorney, it is vitally important that I remain committed to keeping our community safe, even in light of public health concerns. Despite these temporary challenges, the police will still be working. And it is paramount that my office stands ready to respond to the good work our law enforcement does by continuing our obligations to you, to victims of crime and to the Constitution that I am sworn to uphold.
Though we may not be physically open to respond to your needs, we will continue to do our jobs and work within our court system. You may still reach us by phone (our main line is 503.588.5222) or other electronic means. If you are a victim who needs help, please do not hesitate to reach out to us. If you have been subpoenaed for court, please contact us so that we can get you the most updated information during this evolving time.
It is a privilege to serve as District Attorney in this community. Marion County is still a great place to live and work. We will get through this together. Please take care of yourself and be nice to each other. If we all are committed to doing that, then we are all committed to public safety together.
Paige E. Clarkson
Marion County District Attorney
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 take calls and do crisis response. Our advocates will continue to be available by phone Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and by e-mail during this time. We can be reached by phone at 503-588-5253.
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.
You can reach our office by phone at 503-588-5152, or by fax at 503-588-7999, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. We can also be reached by e-mail at
Payments can be made electronically online at https://www.mypaymentportal.com
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