Contact

Municipal Court
555 Liberty St. SE
Room 215
Salem, OR 97301

503-588-6146 (select 5 for staff)
salemmunicourt@cityofsalem.net

Submit a Question

Court staff is not able to provide legal advice or recommend any attorney.

Hours

Lobby
Monday - Friday
7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Phone
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Pay a Ticket or Fine

Use the tabs below to find out how to pay a parking ticket, traffic ticket, or other fine.

Please note that depending on your parking or driving record, you may be able to contact the court and receive a reduction in your fine amount. Use the contact information in the column at left to speak with our violations bureau.

Salem offers three ways to pay a parking ticket: in person, by mail, and online. You must pay within 14 calendar days of ticket issue date or a $10 late fee will be added.

Payment of the fine amount listed on the ticket without entering a plea shall be deemed a plea of no contest.

Contest a ticket

If you would like to contest and submit a plea for a parking ticket, you can do so by appearing in court or contacting the court by phone, mail, email, or fax. If coming to court, refer to Plan a Court Appearance

Default court action

If you fail to enter your plea, or fail to pay the fine within 14 calendar days, the Municipal Court shall enter an order and judgment of Guilty by Default.

Failure to appear or pay the fine imposed may result in your case being referred to a collection agency. If your case is referred to a collection agency, pursuant to Oregon Revised Statute (ORS) 697.105, a fee of up to 25% of the unpaid case balance will be added to your principal balance for any and all collection fees, charges, and interest due.