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Clearinghouse Functions

The mission of the Missing Children/Adults Clearinghouse is to receive and distribute information on missing children and adults to local law enforcement agencies, school districts, state and federal agencies, and the public. We are mandated by law to maintain a missing children clearinghouse.

We can assist with creating missing person posters and post them to this website.

Please complete the Missing Person Publication Request Form. Then scan the completed form and send by e-mail, along with a digital photo.

Completed posters will be available at Missing Children Photo Page or Missing Adults Photo Page.

Frequently asked questions concerning the Missing Person list found on this website.

  • What is the definition of missing?
    • Someone whose whereabouts is unknown whatever the circumstances.
  • How do people get added to this list?
    • The missing person must be reported to a law enforcement agency and the law enforcement agency will enter that person into the LEDS/NCIC database as a missing person.
  • How often is it updated?
    • The list is updated each business day.
  • Why isn't there a date posted on when the person went missing?
    • The database the information is pulled from does not collect that specific data.
  • What does County refer to?
    • County refers to the county the missing person was living in at the time of their disappearance.


Missing Children/Adults Clearinghouse
Phone: 503-934-0188
Toll Free: 1-800-282-7155​

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