Monmouth Court

Find Monmouth Oregon courts and courthouses, such as federal, state, district, superior, criminal, common, circuit, judicial, judiciary, divorce, appeals, family, traffic, and small claims courts. Courts provide information on legal cases, law documents, case searches, and appeals.

Monmouth Municipal Court 151 Main Street West Monmouth OR 97361 503-751-0136

About Monmouth Courts

Courts in Monmouth, OR are government institutions that resolve legal disputes in accordance with local Polk County and Oregon law and are housed in Polk County courthouses. Courts are divided into Criminal Courts and Civil Courts. In Monmouth Criminal Courts, the government prosecutes a case against parties accused of breaking the law. In Monmouth Civil Courts the Court resolves disputes between citizens.

You may contact Courts for questions about:
  • Monmouth court records and judgments
  • Law documents, filings and case records
  • Appealing Monmouth court judgments
  • Court calendars and dockets
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Monmouth Court Records

Monmouth court records are available to the public at the Polk County Courthouse. Records vary by specific court, however, commonly requested public records include copies of court decisions, court filings and records, court dockets and calendars, people and background check information as well as criminal records.

About the US Court System

The United States Legal System is comprised of a Federal Court System and Fifty State Court Systems which hear cases at Monmouth Courthouses.

Monmouth Trial Courts

Monmouth Courts, where cases are heard for the first time, are where both sides, the prosecutor and defendant present evidence to argue and support their versions of events. A jury usually decides the outcome of cases and a single judge presides over the court room.

Limited Jurisdiction Court

Limited Jurisdiction Courts in Monmouth are typically limited to hearing only cases about small claims, traffic and driving violations, and misdemeanor offenses. Other courts of limited jurisdiction include Monmouth Probate Courts and Monmouth Family Courts.

Appellate Court in Monmouth, Oregon

Appellate Courts, or Courts of Appeal, hear appeals of decisions that are reached in Monmouth Trial Courts. A judge or a panel of judges presides over the appellate process and decides the outcome of the trial rather than a jury.

Oregon Federal Courts

Federal Courts are divided into Trial Courts and Appellate courts. Monmouth Federal Courts are divided into Courts of General Jurisdiction and Courts of Limited Jurisdiction. General Jurisdiction Courts preside over all matters of cases, whereas Courts of Limited Jurisdiction are limited by their scope. Federal Courts in Oregon are referred to as Superior Courts or District Courts and have jurisdictional authority over defined geographic areas.

Twelve Circuit Courts comprise the US Appellate Court System with the United States Supreme Court at its head. Appellate Courts in Oregon state are similar to the Federal System, whereas multiple appellate courts hear cases within a defined geographic area, governed by the highest State Court, the Oregon Supreme Court.