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.

Copies of​ tax returns or other account information

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.​


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.


Request public records

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 five days to let you know if there are any fees involved


You can request your own tax records​ quickly and easily by signing up for a Revenue Online account. If you already have an account, log in and click on Request photocopies under "I Want To."