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OYA Public & Youth Records Request Information
The Oregon Youth Authority (OYA) will respond to agency and youth records records requests as outlined in its Public Records Requests for Agency Records, and its Requests for Youth Records, Reports and Other Materials policies.
 
Making a Request
All requests for agency and youth records must be made in writing.
 
Please submit a completed Request for Public and Youth Records Form.
 
Authorization for Release of Information
OYA may release records or information about a youth currently or formerly in OYA custody with a completed and signed Authorization for Release of Information. Most requests for youth records will require an Authorization for Release of Information to be completed, signed and submitted by the named youth prior to the release of records or information. Any delay in receipt will impact the response time of such requests.
 
The Oregon Youth Authority is not the custodian of official school records. Click here for additional information.
 
 
 
Contact Information
To request former or current youth records, please contact*:  
OYA Records Request Office
MacLaren Youth Correctional Facility
2630 North Pacific Highway
Woodburn, OR  97071
 
Phone: 503-986-0358
Fax: 503-982-4458 
* This office is located within a secure facility. Please contact by phone, fax, email or mail.
 
 
To request public records other than youth records, or for information on subpoenas, please contact:  
Deborah Tuss
Public Records, Risk and Legislative Analyst
530 Center Street NE, Suite 500
Salem, OR 97301-3777
 
Phone:  503-378-8017
Fax:  503-373-7622
Public Records Costs and Fees
ORS 192.440 allows OYA to recover its actual costs in fulfilling public records requests. OYA may require the requester to cover the cost of compiling records and will consider a fee waiver if it is requested and determined to be in the public interest. The costs associated with complying with a public records request may include locating, photocopying, reviewing, redacting and delivering the documents.
 
If the estimated fee is greater than $25, OYA will provide the requester with written notice of the estimated amount of the fee. In such instances, the public records request will not be fulfilled until the requester confirms that the requester wants to proceed with the request despite the estimated cost.
 
The OYA fee schedule is as follows:
  • Copies - $.07 per page plus $25 per hour of staff time.
  • OYA may charge standard state postage or mail service rates.
  • OYA may charge for costs of materials such as CDs, DVDs or USB Devices.
The law also allows OYA to recover the costs of staff resources required when complying with a request. Staff time is charged at the following hourly rates:
• Legal Staff - $175 per hour
• Professional Staff - $75 per hour
• Managerial Staff - $40 per hour
• General Clerical Staff - $25 per hour