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Public Records Requests

​Please submit requests to inspect and/or copy public records using the online public records request form below. Please be specific about the type and nature of documents you seek. The department may request additional information or clarification to expedite our response.

Responding to Your Request 

Once your request has been received, ODOE will respond, notifying you of one or more of the following:

  • Whether or not ODOE possesses responsive records and the accessibility of those records;
  • An estimate of the time and fees required to obtain the records; and
  • Any applicable state or federal law that prohibits the disclosure of the records requested, including a citation to the appropriate law relied upon.
Fees

Oregon Public Records Law allows agencies to recover actual costs to fulfill a public records request. There is no charge for less than a half-hour of staff time. If an estimated fee is greater than $25, ODOE will provide the requestor with written notice of the estimated cost. Many public records requests made to ODOE are large, covering years of potentially responsive material. We will work with requestors to focus requests to minimize response time and costs. In instances where a fee is estimated, we will not fulfill the request until we have written confirmation that the requestor wants to proceed despite the estimated cost.

If an estimated fee is greater than $25, ODOE will provide the requestor with written notice of the estimated cost. Many public records requests made to ODOE are large, covering years of potentially responsive material. We will work with requestors to focus requests to minimize response time and costs. In instances where a fee is estimated, we will not fulfill the request until we have written confirmation that the requestor wants to proceed despite the estimated cost.
  • Clerical, $25 per hour
  • Professional/technical, $45 per hour
  • Information technology, $70 per hour
  • Actual 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.

NOTE:

It is possible that the records you are seeking already exist, in whole or in part, either in our files or online. If you are seeking information related to our incentive programs, please first visit the State of Oregon Transparency website.