Oregon criminal history files date back to the 1920s and are retained indefinitely. These files can only be removed through expungement by court order, when a subject is reported as deceased and confirmed by fingerprints, or when a subject has reached the age of 99 and has not had any arrests posted to their record within the past 10 years.
Each day CJIS receives approximately 400 criminal arrest fingerprint cards and approximately 300 applicant fingerprint cards for processing.
Criminal arrest cards are maintained on file after positive fingerprint identification is made either to an existing file or a new file is established. Each arrest will eventually be completed with the receipt and entry of disposition documents from the appropriate Oregon court.
Applicant cards are generally not retained at CJIS unless a statute exists requiring an applicant card be maintained on file. Most applicant cards received are searched against the CCH files and returned to the submitting agency or requestor for further action, which may include: employment, certification, licensing, or permits.
Criminal history record information is confidential and not open for public disclosure unless otherwise authorized by law or rule (see Open Records).
These programs are part of this section: Automated Biometric ID Systems (ABIS), Computerized Criminal History (CCH), Firearms Instant Check System (FICS), Open Records, Criminal History Records, Livescan information, Regulatory Applicant Background Check, and information on set-asides or expungements.