The following is a list of frequently asked questions, which has been organized by the Divisions of the Sheriff's Office (Enforcement, Institutions, Operations and Parole & Probation). Click on a question to display or hide the answer.If you have a question that is not answered here, please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
You may contact the Marion County Circuit Court regarding options once a citation has been issued. Visit their website at: http://courts.oregon.gov/Marion/
We receive the paperwork from the Courts after 5:30pm. You may call the Jail at 503-581-1183 after then to find out the status. If you need to know what happened before 5:30pm, you may call the Court at 503-588-5105. If the Judge released them from court today, they should be released from Jail around 7:00pm.
You will need to contact the Courts at 503-588-5105.
Generally speaking, if the Inmate has court in the morning, you would not be able to visit until the afternoon sign up. If the Inmate has court in the afternoon, you will need to sign up to visit in the morning. If the Inmate is unable to have a visit in the morning or afternoon, then unfortunately they will not be able to visit until the next week.
Due to the HIPPA Laws and our Jail Policy, we will not answer any questions regarding an Inmate’s medical status. Due to the high volume of work for our medical staff, we cannot transfer your call to the medical office.
Due to our Jail Policy for security reasons, we are not allowed to release the dates or times of Inmates being transported.
You will only need to bring photo identification with your birth date on it and your car keys. No other personal items will be held at the desk. No personal items may be taken upstairs to the visiting area, so you will need to lock the items in your car or put the items in the unlocked lockers in the lobby.
Restraining Orders are obtained through Circuit Courts. The phone number for Marion County Circuit Court is (503) 588-5105. The Marion County Circuit Court web address is http://courts.oregon.gov/Marion/
This information can be obtained by calling the court.
Restraining Orders are processed and put out for service the day they are received by our office. We rely on the relevant data section in the restraining order, which has the name, date of birth, address, and all descriptions of the respondent. The more information you provide in this section, the easier it may be for the Sheriff’s Office to complete service. Include an employment address, if applicable, and any other information that will be useful in order for us to serve. Restraining Orders are the first priority in service documents at the Marion County Sheriff’s Office. However, it may take anywhere from one day to several weeks to serve a respondent, due to the following: a. A respondent may be avoiding service. Restraining orders are not search warrants; therefore, we cannot force entry into a residence. b. We may be going to the residence at the wrong time because no information was provided as to the best timeframe to serve (or, it is simply unknown). c. Deputies may be responding to emergency calls, or we may only have a limited number of deputies on duty.
After service is completed, a petitioner will be mailed a copy of the return of service, which is also filed with the court indicating that the Restraining Order has been served. You may also contact the civil division to check service status Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. After hours/weekends/holidays, call the Marion County Jail at (503) 588-8595. However, if you call the Marion County Jail, they will only be able to tell you if the Restraining Order has been served. They cannot provide any other information to you such as how many times the Sheriff’s Office has attempted service, etc. If you need to speak to a Deputy or if you need to notify our office of the whereabouts of a respondent, call our main office line at (503) 588-5044, after hours, call our dispatch at 503-588-5032. Please remember to be patient in this process. The Marion County Sheriff’s Office performs due and diligent search and inquiry when serving civil process.
The yellow pages under “attorney”
Lawyer Referral Service, Phone Number: 1-800-452-7636
Tel-Law Program, Phone Number: 1-800-452-4776 or http://www.osbar.org
Marion/Polk Legal Aid. Location: 1655 State Street, Salem, Oregon 97301. Phone Number: (503) 581-5265, or 1-800-359-1845
Law Libraries located at any Courthouse or University
Book stores, specifically in the Law/Social Science section
Unless a firearm is partially visible, it is considered concealed.
A concealed handgun license allows you to carry a loaded or unloaded handgun concealed upon your person or concealed within your control in a car or other means of transportation.
ORS 166.295(C)(2) requires that the "licensee shall report the change of address and the sheriff shall issue a new license as a duplication for a change of address. The license shall expire upon the same date as would the original." Failure to do so may result in revocation of your License. The cost is $15.
If you will be transferring your license to another county, register with that county. They will notify us that you are no longer a CHL holder in Marion County. However, if you do not transfer your license to another Oregon county OR if you move out of state, you must notify the Marion County Sheriff's Office.
You should report the loss of your CHL and make an appointment to have a replacement issued. The cost is $15.
Pursuant to ORS 166.295(1)(a), a concealed handgun license is renewable by repeating the procedures set out in ORS 166.291 and 166.292. You are not required to be fingerprinted or to provide character references again. You must schedule an appointment, complete an application and pay a $50 renewal fee. An otherwise expired concealed handgun license continues to be valid for up to 45 days after the licensee applies for renewal if: (1) The licensee applies for renewal before the original license expires; (2) The licensee has proof of the application for renewal; and (3) The application for renewal has not been denied.
Yes. Contact us to schedule an appointment so we can issue a card in your new name. Bring a marriage license or court documentation as proof of your name change. The cost is $15.
This is a serious offense and can result in arrest and seizure and revocation of your License.
No. It is the policy of the Marion County Sheriff to NOT issue Concealed Handgun Licenses to anyone who is NOT a resident of Marion County. Other Oregon counties may have different policies, especially those which border other states.
Yes. We are mandated by law to fingerprint new applicants for Concealed Handgun Licenses, regardless of whether they have been fingerprinted before.
It generally takes less than 15 minutes to process renewal applications. Assuming there is nothing in a background check to preclude you from renewing your License, it is printed and issued to you usually at the end of the appointment. To further speed up the renewal process, have the renewal fee of $50 ready--either $50 in cash or your check completed at the time of your appointment. Checks to the Marion County Sheriff can be made to "MCSO."
Please see our page on Obtaining Copies of Reportshttp://www.co.marion.or.us/SO/Operations/obtainingreport.htm
By law, only the Oregon State Police Identification Services Section can perform such a function. You may call them at 503-378-3070, or visit their website at: http://www.oregon.gov/OSP/ID/public_records.shtml
You need to contact either the Circuit Court or Justice Court if a Deputy Sheriff issued you a citation. If a City Police Officer issued you a citation, it is possible you need to contact the Municipal Court of that particular jurisdiction. Marion County Circuit Court:503-588-5105 (general information)Website: http://courts.oregon.gov/Marion/
East Marion Justice Courts: 503-370-8087 (Salem)503-769-7656 (Stayton)North Marion Justice Court:503-981-8101 (Woodburn)Website: http://www.co.marion.or.us/JC/
Oregon State Police Identification Services Section, phone 503-378-3070, or visit their website at: http://www.oregon.gov/OSP/ID/regulatory.shtml
Please see our page on Towed/Impounded Vehicleshttp://www.co.marion.or.us/SO/Operations/towedimpounded.htm
Contact Marion County Circuit Court. The phone number for Marion County Circuit Court is (503) 588-5105. The Marion County Circuit Court web address is http://courts.oregon.gov/Marion/.
Items prohibited include, but are not limited to:
Any hazardous material (i.e. acids, caustic material, corrosive liquids, cleansers, solvents, insecticides)
Explosive material of any kind (i.e. fireworks, gunpowder, smoke bombs, flares, ammunition)
Any pressurized gases (i.e. CO2, fire extinguishers, oxygen (unless medically necessary))
Sharp or pointed objects (i.e. box cutters, knitting needles, hair sticks 5 inches or longer, razor blades, shaving razors, needles of any sort, scissors, metal fingernail files 5 inches or longer)
Restraint devices of any kind (i.e. rope and cords of any type, bungee cords, thumb cuffs, handcuffs and flex cuffs)
Any controlled substance as described under ORS, 475.005 “Controlled Substance” means a drug or its immediate precursor classified in schedules I through V under the federal Controlled Substances Act, 21 U.S.C. 811 to 812 as modified under ORS 475.035
Flammable liquids or gases (torch lighters, hair spray, gasoline, butane refills, lighter fluid, glues, alcohol, paint)
Items that can be used as a weapon (i.e. baseball bats, blow guns, brass knuckles, wallet chains 12 inches or longer, walking sticks)
Personal protection devices (i.e. electrical stun devices, watch cats, pepper spray mace and tasers
Drug paraphernalia of any kind; i.e. pipes, scales, straws, needles (unless needed for medical reason and accompanied by the medication)
Firearms of any kind (real or toy, airguns, etc.)
Cameras or sound recording devices unless approved by the judge for the media or for weddings
Please see our Inmate/Offender Information Pagehttp://www.co.marion.or.us/SO/Institutions/inmateoffender/
Please see our Alarm Permits pagehttp://www.co.marion.or.us/SO/Operations/alarmpermits.htm
Risk Response Unit is the old “Limited Unit” or case bank, it is a caseload of clients that have been assessed by this department to be a lower risk to recidivate . The client still needs to obey and complete any conditions set forth by the courts or the Oregon Board of Parole. Also continue to pay supervision fees, request travel permits to leave the state, advise the department of any new address, employment, or law enforcement contact during the supervision cycle, you still have a P.O.
By order of the Oregon Board of Parole, a client can be placed on inactive supervision (after reaching a predetermined date, known as ASR) until their expiration date. The client still needs to abide by all conditions of supervision but does not have to report to this department and may reside at any location within the state of Oregon. The client does not have to submit a monthly report, but remains responsible for any outstanding fees to Community Corrections. This department may, if it believes that it is in the best interest of the community, request that the Oregon Board of Parole remove the inactive status and place the client back on a supervised caseload.
All supervised clients must be issued a travel permit before leaving the state, the cost of the permit is $5.00 and maximum time out of state is 30 days. Travel permits are a privilege will be granted to clients that are in compliance only.
This stands for Release of Information, this department requires that the person or company that is requesting information be listed on a ROI signed by the client allowing the information to released. Public information consists of name, SID #, general description, name of supervising officer, county of conviction, docket #, charges, expiration date, status of parole or probation….no other information will be released without a ROI.