Salem, OR—After a disaster, official documents will be invaluable in rebuilding lives. But in the wake of Oregon’s wildfires, the vital documents of your life – birth and marriage certificates, Social Security cards or medical records – may have been destroyed or lost in debris. Replacing them can be time-consuming and frustrating.
The contacts listed below may speed up the process for Oregon residents who lost important papers due to the fires.
Green cards Phone: 800-375-5283
Medicare cards Phone: 800-772-1213; (TTY) 800-325-0778
Military records Phone: 866-272-6272
Passport Phone: 877-487-2778; (TTY) 888-874-7793
Social Security card Phone: 800-772-1213; (TTY) 800-325-0778
U.S. Savings Bonds Phone: 844-284-2676
U.S. tax returns Phone: 800-829-1040
Birth, death, marriage, domestic partnership, divorce certificates
Driver’s license, auto titles and registration, ID cards
SNAP (Oregon Trail Card) Website: www.oregon.gov/DHS/Assistance/Food-Benefits
State taxes (Oregon Dept. of Revenue)
Phone: 503-378-4988 or 800-356-4222
TTY: All relay calls are accepted.
Real estate and property - Contact your county government.
Credit cards - Contact your credit card company directly.
Credit reports from Equifax, Experian, TransUnion
(During the COVID-19 pandemic, Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion are offering free weekly online reports through April 2021.)
Insurance documents - Check with your insurance agent.
Medical records - Call your doctor or your medical insurance company; medical and prescription records are tracked electronically.