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Public Records Request

A Public Records Request is for information that is not available on the Oregon Water Resources Department website, published in an WRD document, or on the State of Oregon’s Transparency Website and Open Data Portal. For example, if you are looking for a well report, those can be found on our Well Report Query webpage. Certain types of public records are exempt by law from being released and are listed under ORS 192.501.

Filing a Public Records Request

 You can request public records from the Department by:

Your request should include:

  • Name
  • Organization, if applicable
  • Address
  • E-mail address
  • Telephone number 

Please be as specific as possible, including: 

  • Type(s) of record(s) requested
  • File name and/or number
  • Subject matter
  • Approximate date(s) to search