Submitting a Public Records Request
Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) is dedicated to responding to public records requests in accordance with the Public Records Law (ORS 192.324
). All requests for Department of Corrections records must be in writing and sent to the appropriate unit.
Release of Public Records Rule found here
To help locate responsive records to your request, please describe in as much detail as possible the following:
- Specify type of records you are looking for
- Name of the AIC and SID# (if records involve an adult in custody)
- Subject matter
- Approximate dates records were created (date range of records)
- Any public records requests for AIC court documents should be made with the county of conviction.
The request must also include your:
- Mailing address
- Telephone number (in case we need to call for clarification)
- Email address
*Requests to Offender Information and Sentencing Computation (OISC) may also require one or both of the following:
Contacts for Public Records Requests
All requests should be directed to the institution or unit that maintains the information. To send a request, select the appropriate institution or unit below. For department-wide requests, select "Non-Offender Records and Other Requests."
In general, the Department will adhere to the following process:
- The request is received by the appropriate unit
- The Department may contact the requestor for clarifying information
- The institution or unit with the information will prepare and send an estimate of the fees to fill the request
- Upon receipt of payment for the request, the institution or unit will provide responsive record(s)
In accordance with ORS 192.324 DOC may charge a fee reasonably calculated to reimburse the agency for actual costs of providing public records. The costs associated may include locating, copying, reviewing, redacting, and mailing the documents. Fees will vary depending on the information being requested and the actual time required to search for and provide responsive records.
Payments accepted include:
- Money order
- Cashier's check
- Business check
- NO personal checks
$25 per hour for clerical staff
$40 per hour for managerial level staff
$75 per hour for professional level staff
Oregon Department of Justice or other applicable legal fees are charged at the actual hourly rate as set by ORS 192.324(4)(b).
Based on current state printing and distribution price list.
CD/DVD or other Media Storage
Based on statewide price agreement with provider of office supplies.
Actual cost for delivery of records.