Oregon Public Records

About Oregon Open Public Record

The Oregon Open Records Act is the legislation enacted to mandate the public's right to access records, publications, and information of the state government. In an effort to adhere to this law, the state attorney general's website offers extensive information detailing what public records may be requested and how the request process works. Appeals procedures to address cases which result in denial of a request for information are also described. Minutes to public meetings are included as records accessible to the public. Oregon entered the union on February 14, 1859. The state capital is in Salem, the most populous city is Portland. The total population of the state is 3.8 million which entitles Oregon to five delegates to the U.S. House of Representatives. 242 cities make up 36 counties, and there are also numerous unincorporated communities. Lumber, wine production, breweries, tourism, and salmon fishing are some of Oregon's main industries. Nike's world headquarter is located near the city of Medford. The Identification Services Section of the Oregon State Police is the agency to contact for criminal history background checks and reports. Access Oregon open public records online with this great and easy to use resource. Search for useful links to Oregon's state, county and city courts, criminal and vital records. Browse crime statistics, census data, birth and death information, education and background history of Oregon residents. Also find current real estate housing data, property and land values. View state news and crime reports. Uncover business data, income, earnings and payroll of Oregon residents. Find all the public information you need about Oregon services, taxes, current events and municipalities. New Oregon sources are added regularly to keep you informed.
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Oregon Free Public Records Directory


Departments which record, maintain and provide official documents, certificates or information requested by the general public.

Ask Questions, About Oregon

  • How do I look up in Oregon, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's records to find out if they are available to the public?
    Look up: Federal laws, policy an regulations. You can start here and go on afterward: 5 U.S. Code § 552 - Public information; agency rules, opinions, orders, records, and proceedings. (Staff)
  • How can you find out if someone is deceased in Oregon for free?
    When you're trying to do the search for free, you'll have to do the digging yourself. Checking local obits, as the national searches haven't been as reliable for me. However, that will only get you so many people,not all. A manual way you can find out on your own is to look for any record of any type. Deceased persons do not accumulate new records, which includes recent addresses. Professional licenses aren't renewed if the person is deceased, and more free searches. You'll need to be your own investigator, and you will learn how as you go and look around, which can be as easy as finding a list of addresses, then you will see relatives connected to that address, which will expand your search. (Staff)
  • Where do I find in Oregon, if I have an arrest warrant?
    Do I Have an active Warrant? The easiest way other than getting stopped by a LEO, is to call the biz number of the state police. They will confirm if there is an active warrant under your name and DOB. They may or may not tell you what it is for. Most of the time they will tell you if it is a warrant for a FTA (Failure to Appear) on a traffic ticket. (Staff)
  • Where do I find in Oregon, if an inmate is married?
    Where was the person married? Statewide vital records have qualifications and will verify the identity of the person requesting regardless of whether they're ordered online, by phone, mail or otherwise. The county clerk is the official custodian of records, including marriage. They each have their own websites and how to look up their records. Marriages from 1964 to 2008 can be looked up under ancestry and does not have the same restrictions. Before paying, a screen will show names of spouse under some of the names. Any bit of information can be helpful if you're looking up for free. (Staff)
  • Where can I find in Oregon, information and copies of bankruptcy records?
    You can find bankruptcy information above under Oregon Free Court Records Search or in this link will jump you to the Oregon free court records search part. There are search boxes you can use to find bankruptcy information, either by name or keyword. If the name or keyword is too common, use the date range option to narrow the search. The results will reveal the court name, case number, party name, filing type and date published. (Staff)
  • Where can I find in Oregon, access to a list of police response and calls to a certain address?
    If the address is within the areas covered by crime mapping, you can see all incidents by location or department. (Staff)
  • Where can I find in Oregon, if I have access to anyone's background records?
    When you do the search on your own, you can see which information is available to you and which ones are not or more difficult. A report that is provided by services can have policies that only provide certain information under their policy, such as employment screening and self checks. What you can do is look up arrests through jail or inmate lists from local and state departments such as police departments and the Oregon department of corrections. Along with these searches, you will be able to see fugitives that are wanted and more. If there's a specific record/information you are looking for, mention it so that others/visitors may offer tips on where to look. You won't know what is out there unless you begin looking. (Staff)
  • Where can I find in Oregon, access to and copies of arrest records?
    The public can request a criminal history report from the Oregon state police, which covers the entire state. However, that is not to be confused with an actual copy of an arrest report. Official arrest reports are requested by the police agency that made the arrest. It is an entire different process to obtaining an official arrest report than it is to get a background check. The procedures in place to request arrest reports can vary and are posted on the law enforcement department's records division webpage. There are some restrictions as to obtaining the arrest report and only available to persons related to the case or the attorney(s) involved. (Staff)

Oregon Latest Crime Records (Updated 01/20/2021)

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Oregon American Community Survey (ACS) Census Bureau (Updated 01/20/2021)

  • About Oregon ACS Demographic and Housing Estimates
    Oregon's demographic and housing ACS survey of 3,900,343 being 1.24 percent of U.S. residents is comprised of 49.5% males and 50.5% of females. American Community Survey separates various ethnicities depending on the area's population of persons from less than 5 years of age to 85 years old and over. ACS is an ongoing survey with five year estimates down to the block group scale providing a summary spanning five years, from 2010 to 2014 and released in 2014. View the percentage of the population by race, including various groups of Native Americans, Asians, American Indian, Alaska Native, and two or more races.
  • About Oregon Selected Social Characteristics
    The Oregon social characteristics data of 1,522,988 households, which make up 1.31 percent of all U.S. households, are surveyed by ACS . View the number and percentages of married and divorced residents 15 years and older, including 966,150 families with and without children. There are 967,378 persons enrolled in school which are 3 years of age and over are separated by education level from nursery school to graduate and professional degrees. The state's resident social characteristics collected data include estimated percentages and totals of persons which are foreign born, Island areas, born abroad to American parent(s), citizenship status and ancestry.
  • About Oregon Selected Economic Characteristics
    The Oregon American Community Survey economic characteristics displays current and past employment of 3,139,152 persons which are 16 years of age and older comprising of 1.26 percent of the United States labor force. Employment numbers of 1,958,636 civilians in various occupations from construction to information technology collected by industry. Overview of income and benefits in 2014, received from private entities and public public assistance. Population of the labor force with private or public health coverage for both employed and unemployed residents. Data regarding the percentage of families with income below poverty level are collected by age groups ranging from persons under the age of 18 to 65 years and over.
  • About Oregon Selected Housing Characteristics
    Oregon housing characteristics are collected from 1,685,814 dwellings making up 1.27 percent of all U.S. housing, includes a survey of either inhabited 1,522,988 or uninhabited 162,826 domiciles. Data coverage of various rentals or owned structures containing 1 room to 9 rooms. Find out which mode of transportation 1,522,988 commuters in the state used to get to work. Look up the type of energy utilized by individual occupied residences. An overview of median monthly homeowner costs with or without mortgage. Percentage of rent versus income per household and homeowner costs as percentage of household income. Information collected begins with residence from 1969 or earlier.