Do you have fines and fees in Multnomah County?

COVID-19 has resulted in an economic crisis. If you are 200% below the poverty level or receive government benefits you qualify to have your fines and fees forgiven.

300 people will be randomly selected through a lottery and will have all their eligible fines and fees waived, with no community service requirements.  You will only be contacted if your application is selected in the lottery. If you are selected an attorney will reach out about next steps. 

The application is at the bottom of the webpage.

Frequently asked questions

Who qualifies for the Fall Legal Services Day?


People who qualify: 1) Have not been a participant of a Legal Services Day in the last 18 moths (April 2019) 2) Below 200% the poverty level or recieve governement benefits.




What is below 200% the poverty level?


Reference the chart below with your family size and total annual income. Your income cannot be bigger than the number stated for you to be below 200% of the poverty line.




How long will the application be open?


The application will be live on this page on October 30th at 8am to November 15th at 8pm.




What if I need an expungement?


Expungements will not be offered for this Legal Services Day. Unfortuntely because of COVID-19 we cannot do in-person events. In order for expungements to happen, people need to come in person. You can call the District Attorney's office and ask about expungements - (503) 988-3162




Do I have to complete community service hours?


No, because of COVID-19 we are not asking people to do community service for everyone's well-being and will not be required for this Legal Services Day.




How long will it take to see my fines and fees removed and appear on my account?


Due to COVID-19 everything is taking linger to process. We ask that if you are choosen that you wait 8-12 weeks before calling the Multnomah County Courthouse to check if everything is cleared.




What cannot be cleared through Legal Services Day?


Child support, restituition, and compensatory fines cannot be cleared through Legal Services Day.





Application available until November 15th at 8pm