The Springfield Municipal Jail began accepting inmates January 29, 2010. The 100 bed facility is the largest municipal jail in the State of Oregon. The bond measure to build the facility was passed in November of 2004 by the citizens of Springfield.
The purpose of the Springfield Jail is to create a safer community and provide secure incarceration and detention for misdemeanant offenders, pre and post trial.
The goals of the jail for the City of Springfield are:
- Hold offenders accountable for their criminal behavior.
- Reduce crime in the City of Springfield.
- Reduce “Failure to Appear” instances in the Municipal Court (reducing the costs associated with each instance of Failure to Appear by criminal defendants)
- Increase revenue associated with fines that go unpaid in Municipal Court
- Reduce the police officer transport time required to lodge criminal offenders in the Lane County Jail.
- Reduce booking time for police officers.
- Increase police officers' time spent patrolling Springfield neighborhoods.
How can I post bail for someone?
You may post bail 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. During regular business hours (M-F 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.), bail can be posted at the Springfield Municipal Court located on the second floor of the Springfield Justice Center, 230 4th Street. Springfield, Oregon.
You can post bail after hours at the Records Division of the Police Department, located on the first floor of the Springfield Justice Center.
To inquire about an inmate’s bail, please call 541-744-4177.