Court is scheduled at 8:00 a.m. on the dates listed below.


2024 Court Dates 

Wednesday, June 5, 2024
Wednesday, July 10, 2024
Wednesday, September 18, 2024


In lieu of appearing in court, please consider the following options:

  • You can meet with the court clerk before your court date via phone or in-person at City Hall, during the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Monday - Friday. Please call ahead to confirm availability. If you appear before the court clerk and please guilty or no contest, you may qualify for a fine reduction based on your driving record.
  • If you wish to make a payment in full, you may call the court to pay over the phone, leave a payment in a sealed envelope in the drop box at City Hall, or send by postal mail (check/money order) to: Banks Municipal Court, 13680 NW Main Street, Banks, OR 97106.  If you wish to set up a payment plan, please call the court for next steps.
  • You can mail in a plea and payment. Sign and date the back of your citation, checking the option to mail in a letter to the judge. Include a signed letter of explanation with your plea and payment, and the judge may consider a reduction of the fine. Any refund will be mailed to you.
  • If you wish to plead Not Guilty, this is a request for a trial at a later date. Please contact the court for paperwork.


The Municipal Court clerks can answer questions about the court schedule, fine amounts and other administrative matters, but cannot give legal advice. If you need legal advice, you should consult an attorney. 

For help finding an attorney, call the Oregon State Bar's Lawyer Referral Service at 503-620-0222 or 1-800-452-8260