FED Actions (Evictions)
The Justice Court has jurisdiction over FED (eviction) actions.
For information about how an eviction case generally works, please see this link from the Oregon State Bar.
The Oregon Legislature has implemented several special eviction rules related to the Covid-19 pandemic. The Oregon State Bar created this resource
https://www.osbar.org/public/legalinfo/landlordtenant.html to educate parties about these changes.
If you are a landlord filing an eviction, you will start with the complaint and summons. If you are a tenant responding to an eviction, you will start with the answer form.
Tenant’s Answer Form
Landlord’s Complaint and Summons Form
At the first hearing, which is called the initial appearance, sometimes the landlord and tenant can come to an agreement. If they do come to an agreement, they memorialize the agreement in a document called the "stipulated agreement and order."
Stipulated Agreement and Order Form
Here are additional forms that pertain to eviction actions.
If you need help accessing housing resources, you may find the following links helpful.
Marion County Housing Authority
Salem Housing Authority
Congregations Helping People
Mid-Willamette Valley Community Action Agency/ARCHES
Northwest Human Services Crisis Line
Salvation Army of Salem and Marion County
Union Gospel Mission of Salem