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Public records requests
If you need a copy of your income tax return, don't use the Public Records Request form; follow these instructions instead.

We don't have copies of
property tax statements; you must get those from the county in which your property is located.

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To request public records from the Oregon Department of Revenue, you must:
  1. Complete the Public Records Request form.
  2. Sign and date the form.
  3. Submit to the address or fax number on the form.

We can't accept this form via e-mail or web-based submission.

Section A—Requester information

  • Asterisk fields are required.
  • Provide as much information as possible so that we may contact you if we have questions about your request.
Section B—Records requested
  • Asterisk fields are required.

  • In the "Description of records requested," be as specific as possible.

    • Example: You want information about the assessment and taxation programs of Oregon's smaller counties. You request "all county assessment and taxation program reviews and related documents."
      This could include preliminary drafts from every year that reviews have been completed, all related e-mails and memos, and other indirectly related documents you may not need.

      This broad of a request could be very expensive for you and difficult for us to fulfill.

      Instead, consider narrowing your request to "final assessment and taxation program reviews on Oregon's four least populated counties between January 1, 2006 and January 1, 2007." It may save you time and money, and you may get more of what you need.

  • Tell us if you prefer to inspect the documents in person or receive copies, and how you'd like to receive them: e-mail, fax, or mail. Delivery method may depend upon the size of files or the number of documents in your request, and the types of documents. For example, some files are too large to e-mail or may not be suitable for faxing.

  • There may be a fee to complete your request.
Sign and date the form. We need your signature to fulfill your request.  
Mail form:
Oregon Department of Revenue

Public Records Request Coordinator
955 Center Street NE
Salem OR 97301-2555
Fax form: (503) 945-8888
We'll contact you by phone or e-mail as quickly as possible after receiving your request.
After 10 business days, if you haven't heard from us, please contact Bob Estabrook, public records request coordinator, (503) 945-8559.

You may have to pay for records if your request takes our staff away from their assigned duties. This is considered an expense to the public that we must recover. Requests are free of charge when we can provide the records during our normal course of business. This usually means under one hour of staff time, regardless of classification.

Fees include:
  • Staff time spent locating, reviewing, redacting, preparing, and mailing records.
  • The cost of hard copies.
  • Staff time for supervision of records reviewed in person.

Photocopies​ ​$.25/page
Certification​ ​$5
​Staff time ​An hourly rate is determined based on the classification of the individual(s) needed to fulfill the request.
​Legal review

Many of the records we maintain are confidential taxpayer information and may be exempt from disclosure under Oregon's public records laws.