Public Records

What is a public record?

A public record is any writing that contains information relating to the conduct of the public's business, including but not limited to court records, mortgages, and deed records, prepared, owned, used or retained by a public body regardless of physical form or characteristics.

Writing means handwriting, typewriting, printing, photographing, and every means of recording, including letters, words, pictures, sounds, or symbols, or combination thereof, and all papers, maps, files, facsimiles, or electronic recordings.

We aren't required to collect information or organize data to create a record that fulfills your request.

Don't use this form for tax returns.

Learn how to get copies of your tax returns or other personal tax-related information.

We don't keep property tax statements. 

Contact the county where your property is located.

Exemptions

Oregon laws require redacting some information contained in our records. For more information on what information can't be released, read the statutory list of exemptions.

Resources



Make a records request:

request online


Place an order by mail

  1. Print and complete the request form.
  2. Sign and date the form.
  3. Send the form to us:
Public records request coordinator
Oregon Department of Revenue
955 Center St NE
Salem OR 97301-2555
Fax: (503) 945-8888

We'll contact you within 10 days to let you know if there are any fees involved

Call us at (503) 945-8559 if you haven't heard from us within 10 days of submission.