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Public Defense Providers Information

  • Form 1099 Year End Tax Report Reminder for Vendors: 1099 forms will be distributed to vendors by the Department of Administrative Services (DAS) at the end of January 2023. It is important to keep your contact information (mailing address and phone number) updated with OPDS so you receive it. If your contact information has changed since last year, please send an email with the subject line "Contact Information Update" to Be sure to include your complete mailing address and contact phone number in the email.

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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.
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.

 Contact Information 

Business Services

198 Commercial Street SE, Suite # 205
Salem, Oregon 97301
Phone: 503.378.3349

Accounts Payable Direct Line: 503.378.2478

Requests for preauthorization of CSS expenses must be submitted via the form available from the "Forms" link to the left.