To recover costs accrued in responding to public records requests, ODF charges fees as directed by the Public Records Law.
Fees vary depending on the actual time required to research and provide the information. Requests are submitted without payment. Once received, ODF will review your request and provide an estimate for any required fees.
The State has a
standard fee schedule. Some of the more common fees are listed below:
There is no charge for the first 30 minutes of staff time. Charges are assessed for staff time including researching, locating, compiling, editing or otherwise processing information and records.
Fees for staff time:
- $25 per hour for clerical level staff
- $40 per hour for managerial level staff
- $75 per hour for professional level staff
DOJ or other applicable legal fees are charged at the actual hourly rate set by statute
ORS 192.324(4)(b), more information under resources.
See more information under fees for current price list for DAS State Printing and Distribution.
USB drive, CD or other media storage device
Actual cost according to statewide price agreement with provider of office supplies. Due to the threat of computer viruses, the department does not permit requestors to provide their own media storage devices.
There is no charge to send documents by email or other electronic transfer method.
The actual cost for delivery of records such as postage or courier fees.
$5.00 for each true copy certification. (Each document, not each page.)