By Tom Henderson • Staff Writer • 

Municipal court suspends in-person appearances

All personal appearances at the McMinnville Municipal Court have been postponed until early May.

Similar actions have been taken at courts from the local level to the U.S. Supreme Court.

McMinnville Municipal Court operates under the city’s finance department. Finance Director Jennifer Cuellar said the postponement is “designed to protect as many people as possible involved with the functions of the court, including all staff, attorneys, plaintiffs and defendants, while being responsive to the dictates of justice.”

Anyone called for municipal court jury duty is relieved of those responsibilities through May 6. Potential jurors 60 or older, or who have compromised health condition, or who are caring for loved ones with such conditions, are relieved of jury duty.

All pending traffic appearance and pleas may be handled without the need for an in-person appearance through the court, Cuellar said.

Payments by check may be mailed to the municipal court or left in the city hall night drop box. Cuellar said checks should clearly identify the person and date of birth so the payment can be applied to the correct case.

Credit card payments can be made by phone. Extensions may be requested through May 15.

No delinquent accounts will be sent to collections or the state Department of Motor Vehicles for suspension for the next 60 days, Cuellar said.

For more information, call 503-434-7402.


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