Or Supreme Ct Bldg: All Offices Move Out this Fall

Daniel Parr, Appellate Court Administrator/Director, has asked me to post the following:


Members of the Oregon Appellate Section,

Beginning in November 2019, the Oregon Supreme Court building will undergo renovations to preserve and protect the historic structure and improve safety, function, efficiency, and access for years to come. The project will include earthquake reinforcement and upgrades to heating, cooling, electrical, technology, and plumbing systems to meet modern standards.

The project is anticipated to take 18 to 24 months.

In October 2019, the Oregon Supreme Court, Appellate Court Services Division (which includes Appellate Court Records, the State of Oregon Law Library, and OJD Publications), and the Appellate Commissioner’s office will physically move to a temporary location at:

2850 Broadway St. NE, Salem, Oregon 97303

We anticipate that operational impacts will be minimal, however, please review the following information regarding addresses, oral arguments, and the State Law Library:

Mailing Address

1163 State Street, Salem, Oregon 97301 will remain the mailing address for the Oregon Supreme Court and the Oregon Court of Appeals. This includes mail sent to Appellate Court Records.

Physical Address

Physical filings (when allowed by rule) will be accepted at 2850 Broadway St., Salem, Oregon 97303.

Supreme Court Oral Arguments

Starting November 1, 2019, Oral arguments for the Supreme Court will primarily be held in a courtroom at the temporary location. For the duration of the renovation, when a notice states that oral argument will be held at the Supreme Court Courtroom that location is 2850 Broadway St. NE, Salem, Oregon 97303. There is free parking around the building, but seating in the courtroom is extremely limited. The Supreme Court will continue to webcast oral arguments.

Court of Appeals Oral Arguments

Oral arguments for the Court of Appeals will primarily be held in the Justice Building room 306 (1162 Court St NE, Salem, Oregon 97301).

State of Oregon Law Library

The State of Oregon Law Library will be housed at the temporary location in a reduced physical capacity. Physical materials will still be available although there may be a delay in providing such materials as many resources are being stored off-site.

Questions can be directed to Daniel Parr at [email protected]

Thank you,

Daniel Parr
Appellate Court Administrator/Director
Appellate Court Services Division
1163 State Street, Salem, Oregon 97301