Oregon Revised Statute 192.005 defines a "public record" as any “document, book, paper, photograph, file, sound recording, machine readable electronic record or other material ... regardless of physical form or characteristics, made, received, filed, or recorded in pursuance of law or in connection with the transaction of public business." Every person has the right to inspect any public record of a public body in this state, except as otherwise provided by in ORS 192.496 to 192.505.
Please understand that the documents or records requested may not be immediately available.
There may be a cost for the research time to retrieve the requested records and costs for duplication of requested documents. If research time is required, the requestor will be notified of the estimated cost prior to retrieving the documents or records. Prepayment for research time and copies may be required.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR REQUESTING PUBLIC RECORDS *
1. Requests must be in writing using the online form .
2. Submit the form by personal delivery, mail, fax, or by e-mail at email@example.com .
3. Responses to requests will be as soon as practical and without unreasonable delay or we will explain why more time is needed for a full response.