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
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
$5.00 for each true copy certification. (Each document, not