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Oregon criminal history files date back to the 1920's and are retained indefinitely. These files can only be removed through expungement by court order or when a subject is reported as deceased and confirmed by fingerprints.
Each day ISS receives approximately 400 criminal arrest fingerprint cards and approximately 300 applicant fingerprint cards for processing.
Criminal arrest cards are maintained on file after positive fingerprint identification is made either to an existing file or a new file is established. Each arrest will eventually be completed with the receipt and entry of disposition documents from the appropriate Oregon court.
Applicant cards are generally not retained at ISS unless a statute exists requiring an applicant card be maintained on file. Most applicant cards received are searched against the CCH files and returned to the submitting agency or requestor for further action, which may include: employment, certification, licensing or permits.
Criminal history record information is confidential and not open for public disclosure unless otherwise authorized by law or rule (e.g. Open Records or Own Record.)