Columbia County Courthouse

230 Strand Street, St. Helens, OR 97051 • Phone: (503) 397-7210 • Toll Free: (888) 397-7210

Columbia County

Requirements for County Candidates

OFFICE REQUIREMENTS FOR COUNTY CANDIDATES
Note: All Candidates Must Be U.S. Citizens.
OFFICE AGE RESIDENCY TERM OF OFFICE VACANCIES SPECIAL
COUNTY ASSESSOR 18 Resident and elector of county one year prior to election. 4 years County court or commissioners appoints qualified person to serve until successor is elected at next regular primary election. Must be registered appraiser and have two years accounting experience or two years employment in appraiser's office. Must be certified to be eligible by Dept. of Revenue.
COUNTY AUDITOR 18 Resident and elector of county one year prior to election. 4 years County court or commissioners appoints qualified person to serve until successor is elected at next regular primary election. Must be a registered CPA.
COUNTY CLERK 18 Resident and elector of county one year prior to election. 4 years County court or commissioners appoints qualified person to serve until successor is elected at next regular primary election. None.
COUNTY COMMISSIONER 18 Resident and elector of county one year prior to election. 4 years County court or commissioners appoints qualified person to serve until successor is elected at next regular primary election. None.
COUNTY JUDGE 18-75 Ore. Const.. Art. VII,S1a Resident and elector of county one year prior to election. 4 years Governor appoints qualified person to serve until successor is elected at next regular primary election. None.
COUNTY SHERIFF 21 Resident and elector of county one year prior to election. 4 years County court or commissioners appoints qualified person to serve until successor is elected at next regular primary election. Proof of certification or eligibility for certification by Board on Public Safety Standards and Training must be provided to filing officer before or at time of filing.
COUNTY SURVEYOR 18 Resident and elector of county one year prior to election. (Residency requirements do not apply in counties of less than 20,000 population. 4 years County court or commissioners appoints qualified person to serve until successor is elected at next regular primary election. Must be registered as a professional land surveyor in the state. County residence requirement does not apply to counties of less than 20,000 population.
COUNTY TREASURER 18 Resident and elector of county one year prior to election. 4 years County court or commissioners appoints qualified person to serve until successor is elected at next regular primary election. None.
JUSTICE OF THE PEACE 18-75
Ore. Const.
Art VII,S1a
Resident of state 3 years and residence or office in district one year prior to appointment or becoming a candidate. 6 years Governor appoints qualified person to serve until successor is elected at next regular primary election. None.
PRECINCT COMMITTEEPERSON 18 Must be a resident of the precinct or of an adjoining Term is from 24th day after primary to 24th day Filled according to ORS 248.026.  
 
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