Get Involved

​​Please use our public records request form​ to initiate a records search. Please be specific about th​e type of documents you seek.

Responding to Your Request 

Once your request has been received, an ODOE staff member will be in touch with more information:

  • We may request additional information or clarification to expedite our response. 
  • We'll let you know whether or not ODOE has the requested records, plus details on how accessible the records are.
  • We'll provide you with an estimate of the time and fees, if applicable, required to obtain the records.
  • We'll communicate any applicable state or federal law that prohibits the disclosure of records requested, including citations of relevant laws.

Fees

Oregon Public Records Law allows agencies to recover actual costs to fulfill a public records request. There is n​​o charge for less than 30 minutes of staff time. If an estimated fee is greater than $25, ODOE will provide you with written notice of the estimated cost. Many public records requests made to ODOE are large, covering years of potential material. We will work with you to focus requests to minimize response time and costs. In instances where a fee is estimated, we will not fulfill the request until we have written confirmation that you want to proceed​.

  • Clerical: $25 per hour
  • Professional/technical: $45 per hour
  • Information technology: $70 per hour
  • Actual attorney fees charged to the department for the cost of time spent by an attorney reviewing the request and the resulting records, redacting material from public records, or segregating the public records into exempt and non-exempt records.

NOTE:
​Seeking information related to our incentive programs? You might find what you need by visiting our Data and Reports section or the State of Oregon Transparency website , where each year we publish an overview of these programs.
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Resources
Public Records Request Form​

 
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