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Public Defense Providers Information

 Business & Financial Services Overview

  Business & Financial Services, including Contracts and Accounts Payable, has a new address:
Office of Public Defense Services 
Business Services 
198 Commercial Street SE, Suite # 205 
Salem, OR 97301

Please update your records. Mail not addressed to the new address may take an additional day or two to arrive. 


FAQ for Public Defense Providers (FAQ last updated 5/12/20)

Accounts Payable Update: 

Entering Bills Received - 7/1/2020

Reviewing Bills Received - 6/26/2020

 Please note that once payments are released, you will receive them between 2-3 business days for direct deposit, or 3-5 business days for paper checks, depending on USPS.

The Business & Financial Services Division of the Office of Public Defense Services provides effective and efficient delivery of public defense within the state court system:
  • Establishing, revising, and monitoring compliance with policies and procedures regarding the qualification and payment of public defense providers and the operation of the indigence verification program.
  • Negotiating and monitoring public defense services contracts for both attorney and non-attorney providers.
  • Serving as a resource for the Public Defense Services Commission, public defense providers, trial and appellate courts, the legislative assembly, and other state and local agencies involved in the criminal and juvenile justice system.
  • Performing research and providing consultation and guidance on public defense related legal and budgetary issues.

Contact Information 


Business Services
198 Commercial Street SE, Suite # 205
Salem, Oregon 97301
Phone: 503.378.2478



Karla Bethell
Accounts Payable Supervisor

Requests for preauthorization of non-routine expenses may be faxed to 503.378.4463 or emailed to

Billings may be faxed to 503.378.4463 or emailed to 

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