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Public Records

​​Public Record Requests 

About public records 

Oregon statutes allow anyone the right to inspect any public record that is not exempt from disclosure, regardless of 

requester’s intent. A request under the Federal Freedom of Inform

ation Act (FOIA) is fulfilled under Oregon public records law; however, FOIA time frames and provisions don’t apply. 


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. ​

Fees 

There may be fees associated with fulfilling a records request. The Department of Revenue waives a minimum of 30 minutes of staff time for all Public Records Requests after which fees may be assessed for additional staff time, 

applicable services, and supplies required to fulfill a Public Records Request in accordance with DAS statewide policy 107-001-030. 


Request public records ​

​​​Download and complete a Public Records Request form 

​Department of Revenue Records Officer  
955 Center St NE 
Salem, OR 97301 

  • ​Fax: (503) 945-8888  ​

You don’t need to submit a Public Records Request for copies of your own tax records. 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." 

The Department of Revenue does not keep property tax statements. Contact the county where your property is located. 

Exemptions 

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. 

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