If you would like to initiate a records search, you may
access our public records request form here. Please be as specific as possible
about the type of documents or information that you are seeking.
New Request Form
ODOE has created a new, more seamless and user-friendly public records request form. You will be able to create an account in the system that will remember your information for future requests, and allow you to review past requests entered through this system. Please contact us if you have questions or run into any issues.
Responding to Your Request
Once your request has been received, an ODOE staff member will be in touch with more information:
Oregon Public Records Law allows agencies to recover actual costs
to fulfill a public records request. While there is no charge for the first 30
minutes of staff time to search for and obtain the information you are seeking,
there might be a charge if the request is large and takes more than 30 minutes
to respond to. If the fee to respond to your request is greater than $25, ODOE
will provide you with written notice of the estimated cost.
Some public records requests made to ODOE are quite large,
covering years of potential material. In the case that your request is
substantial, we will work with you to focus your request to minimize response
time and costs. If a fee has been determined, we will not fulfill the request
until we have written confirmation that you want to proceed and the fee has
- Clerical: $25
- Professional/technical: $40 per
technology: $75 per hour
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.