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 Thursday, 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.
UPDATE: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all court arraignments will be held telephonically. You must coordinate with the court by email/phone prior to your court date of May 6, 2021.
Court staff are available to assist you at (503) 662-3511 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Office hours are Monday – Thursday, 8:00 am – 5:00pm.
You have the option to take care of your traffic citation by speaking directly to a court clerk prior to the date of your court appearance listed at the bottom of the citation. The clerks can provide you with options such as a possible reduction in the fine amount or to enroll in an online traffic course.