Ann GasserMarion County Hearings Officers
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday - FridayLocation: 555 Court Street NE, Suite 5242, Salem, OR 97301Mailing Address: PO Box 14500, Salem, OR 97309Phone: 503-584-4788Fax: 503-584-4787The Hearings Officer is responsible for Marion County administrative hearings, such as land use, dog issues and vehicle tows.
The Hearings Officer cannot discuss the merits of any case with parties or potential parties outside of the hearing.
TOW HEARINGSYou only have a limited time in which to request a tow hearing. Read the tow notice given to you by the police department closely. Note deadline dates.
Send tow hearing requests to:Marion County Hearing Officec/o Marion County Legal CounselP.O. Box 14500Salem, OR 97309
Please include the following information:
Most vehicles are towed under Marion County Code Title 10, Vehicles and Traffic. In some cases cars are towed under Oregon Revised Statutes or Oregon Administrative Rules.
DOG HEARINGSDog hearings are scheduled through Marion County Dog Control (MCDC). Please contact MCDC at (503) 588-5366 for questions regarding hearings. Hearings are informal but follow set procedures. MCDC presents its case first. The dog owner/keeper may question MCDC witnesses. The dog owner/keeper may present testimony or witnesses. MCDC has the burden of proof in a civil infraction case, and will have an opportunity for follow up. The hearings officer may also question witnesses. A decision will not be made at the hearing. Expect follow up by mail.
Several cases may be set for the same time and date as your hearing. We will try to get to your case as soon as possible, but we must also ensure all parties have an opportunity to be heard. Please be patient. Keeping testimony relevant to the case at hand will help make the process run more smoothly.
Marion County Dog Controlhttp://www.co.marion.or.us/CS/DogServices
For most cases, please see Marion County Code, Title 6, Animals.For livestock cases, please see ORS Chapter 609.
LAND USEPlease contact the Marion County Planning Department at (503) 588-5038 for questions regarding land use hearings. Additional information may be found at:
Hearings officer's land use hearing schedulehttp://www.co.marion.or.us/PW/Planning/hearings.htm
Marion County Planning Divisionhttp://www.co.marion.or.us/PW/Planning
Laws and regulations relating to these and other topics may be found in the Marion County Code, Oregon Administrative Rules and Oregon Revised Statutes.