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Public Records

  1. Information technology director with serious look is pressing a push button to call RECORDS MANAGEMENT.All requests for public records must be in writing, and should be submitted through the fillable web form below. If for some reason you cannot access this form, you may also submit this request in writing to this address, or this email address.

    Eric Deitrick, General Counsel
    Office of Public Defense Services
    198 Commercial Street SE, Suite #205
    Salem, OR 97301 

    Requests may also be sent to Mr. Deitrick via email.

  2. The Office of Public Defense Services (OPDS) may charge fees for providing public records, and may require that fees be paid before public records are made available. When prepayment of fees is required, OPDS will provide an estimate of the cost for providing public records prior to processing a request.

  3. Fees charged may reflect the actual costs of locating, compiling, redacting, making available for inspection, preparing a copy in paper or machine-readable format, and delivering public records.

  4. In addition to the actual cost to produce the public record, OPDS may also impose the following standard fees:
    1. Making photocopies: $0.25/ page;
    2. Certification of Public Record, $5.00/ record.

  5. Requests for fee waivers must be in writing. OPDS will waive some or all of the cost of providing public records when:
    1. It is more cost-effective for OPDS to waive fees, or
    2. The requestor demonstrates that disclosure of the records is in the public interest because it affects the community or society as a whole and helps us meet our responsibilities to them.

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