Municipal Court FAQ’s
Yamhill Municipal Court provides a local forum for the resolution of minor traffic infractions and City Ordinance violations. The Municipal Court is the judicial branch of the City Government. Municipal Court Judge Terry Mahr oversees the Court’s operations. The majority of cases heard in Municipal Court are traffic violations.
The Court Clerks are available Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm. The office is closed for major holidays. The Court does not require a personal appearance for traffic violations. The Court has in place a Violation’s Bureau which has the authority to take a plea on a traffic violation case and assess a fine, based on a schedule set by the State. The Court may also, if certain criteria are met, allow Traffic School.