Public Records Request

Documents created by public agencies in the course of their operations are considered public records under Oregon law. ORS 192.410(4). State law provides a procedure for citizens and record custodians to follow when requesting or responding to a request for inspection and examination of records. ORS 192.410 to 192.505.

If you wish to examine records of a public agency, then you should make that request directly to that agency.

Protective Rules

Some government records cannot be reviewed by the public, usually because they contain some type of protected or private information. A citizen has a right under Oregon law to request access to public records, and a public agency has an obligation to provide those records to the public upon request, unless the requested records contain protected information. ORS 192.430(2). There may be a small fee for access or copying of public records. ORS 192.440(4).

A citizen has a right under Oregon law to request access to public records.

Appealing a Denied Request

If you have been denied access to public records and wish to appeal that determination, you should obtain a written denial of your request from the appropriate public agency and then contact the DA’s Office. We will then make a determination as to whether the public agency appropriately applied the law in denying your request. If it is determined that the public agency improperly denied your request for access, then the public agency will be ordered to release the records.

Public Records Petitions

The Public Records Law mandates that the County District Attorney has jurisdiction over petitions for review involving requests to a local government body such as a city, county, or School District. The public agency that denies a records inspection request (or waiver of fees) has the burden of proving that the record information is exempt from disclosure or that the costs are reasonable and in the public interest.

Selected orders of the District Attorney are listed below under the most significant statutory exemption(s). Each exemption is organized by the latest order first with the name of the petitioner, the number of the order, and a brief description of the documents requested.

The Multnomah County District Attorney is committed to the principle that the Public Records Law is primarily a disclosure law, rather than a confidentiality law.

For more information on your rights under the public records law, please go to the Oregon Attorney General’s website.

Public Records Order Index

ATTORNEY-CLIENT PRIVILEGE ORS 40.225(1)(b)
Kellington/Multnomah County 14-22

Records related to the remand of Oregon Court of Appeals opinion “Barkers Five, LLC. V. LCDC, (CA A152351) (Barkers 5)

Kellington: Metro 14-21

Records related to the remand of Oregon Court of Appeals opinion “Barkers Five, LLC. V. LCDC, (CA A152351) (Barkers 5)

Oregonian (Schmidt) Willamatte Week (Jaquiss) 13-10

Petition of Brad Scmidt and Nigel Jaquiss to disclose investigative reports or findings tied to any investigations by Yael Livny, or anyone else, of allegations that find Jack Graham attempted to divert utility funds from the City’s general fund/documents acknowledging whistleblower status for city employees tied to this topic

The Oregonian (Schmidt 13-07

City of Portland to disclose investigative reports or findings tied to any investigation by Yael Livny, or anyone else, of allegations that Jack Graham attempted to divert utility funds to the City’s general fund.

The Oregonian (Green) 12-14

Contents of the review of Adam Lee brown’s supervision

The Oregonian (Hottman) 12-12

The City Of Troutdale investigation into an accessory structure Mayor Jim Kight built on his property

Gresham Outlook 12-03

Reynolds High School Principal investigation

Oregonian (Schmidt) 11-14

Mult.Co. Atty. emails on tax status

Oregonian (Schmidt) 11-13

Records regarding race and ethnicity

Cordel 11-01

PCC internal investigation

Floy Jones 10-04

PURB Bd. and City Water Off. emails

Oregonian (Sickinger) 08-04

OHSU General Counsel email exchange

Niebling 06-06

POP – LWG joint defense agreement

Oregonian (Pulaski) 05-25

POP – LWG joint defense agreement

Oregonian(Frank) 05-19

PDC – investigation of managers

Jobs and Power (Phillips) 02-18

Portland City Attorney – PGE Municipalization Study

Oregonian (Austin) 02-16

Portland Parks – Wilson pool invest

Oregonian (Huntsberger) 02-10

POP – Columbia River Channel Deepening Project

Oregonian (Huntsberger) 02-02

POP – Columbia River Channel Deepening Project

Cornelius 01-19

Fairview Jeff Sarvis investigation

Gresham Outlook 01-15

Fairview Jeff Sarvis investigation

Oregonian (Farrell) 01-14

Fairview Jeff Sarvis investigation

Willamette Week 01-12

OHSU – Schatten-Chiodo letters

Tuttle 01-08

Portland City Attorney – Scottish Power/PacifiCorp merger

Hyson 01-06

Rockwood Water PUD – opinion and fees

Moore 99-14

City of Fairview – City Attorney Billing Statements

Oregonian (Lednicer) 98-10

City of Gresham – City Attorney memo advice and investigative reports

CHILD ABUSE REPORTS ORS 419B.005-419B.045
Jon Friedman 14-13

Portland Police Bureau-police reports

Greg Roberson 09-01

PPB – police report referred to DHS

Sharon Wiley 07-01

PPB – child abuse report

Oregonian (Denson) 04-07

PPB – Neil Goldschmidt

Oregonian (Glanvile) 95-06

Gresham PD – report of sexual abuse of juvenile

Oregonian (Green) 91-11

Gresham PD – child abuse report

CONFIDENTIAL COMMUNICATIONS ORS 192.502(1)
Willamette Week 01-12

OHSU letters

Tuttle 01-08

City of Portland – draft letter to Commissioner Eric Sten

CONFIDENTIAL SUBMISSIONS ORS 192.502(4)
The Oregonian 13-08

May 30, 2013 Petition of Brad Schmidt for the Oregonian to disclosed the resumes of the three finalists’ for the Portland Bureau of Transportation director’s position.

Oregonian (Beaven) 11-08

Reynolds SD Apps for Asst. HS Prin.

Oregonian 10-06

PPB – Keaton Otis fatal shooting

Port Tribune (Korn) 08-11

Mult.Co. -Sellwood Bridge bid

Oregon. (Sulzberger) 07-08

Portland – Guisto testimony (Foxwo)

Potter 06-09

PPB -Schweiger report on Entezari

Oregonian (Lane) 04-06

DCJ records on Ladon Stephens

KXL (Schwend) 04-04

PPS Superintendent candidates

Robert Royer 03-13

ACJ background investigation

Portland Tribune 03-12

Portland bid for PGE

Oregonian (Hill) 03-08

Portland bid for PGE

Oregonian (Lane) 03-06

Portland BES – offer of settlement

Willamette Week 02-19

Portland Bur. of Lic. taxi app. handgun permit application

Peterson 02-08

Portland – property report

Oregonian (Lane) 99-15

Portland PFE Stadium renovation

Gillespie 99-07

MCSO – background investigation

Birhanzl 98-23

MCSO – personal information in files

Rutledge 97-09

Parkrose School Board – application for principal position

Oregonian (Read) 95-05

Port of Portland – applications to manage Portland Ship Yard

COSTS ORS 192.440(3)
In Defense of Animals 13-18

Petiton of Adam Karp/In Defense of Animals for fee waiver regarding elephant records from Metro and the Oregon Zoo

Portland Mercury 11-06

Portland Contract negs. (emails)

Ellmyer 10-09

Portland employees – contact info.

Joyce Boles 10-01

HAP tenancy documents

KXL (Chris Brown) 04-10

Mult Co voter registration records

Oregonian (Bottomly) 03-10

PPB training materials – tr. stops

In Def. of Animals 01-17

Daily logs primate care `95 to date

Mel Holst 01-16

Development records from 1968-1972

Frnds of Clack. Riv. 01-13

Elec. version of technical memo

Willamette Week (Jacquiss) 00-20

PPB list of employee names and job descriptions – special computer run

In Def. Of Animals 00-16

OHSU – Primate Center records

KPTV News (Ludlow) 00-11

PPB – computerized crime data

Moore 99-14

City of Fairview – numerous records

Martin 98-32

Animal Control – barking complaints

Guembes 98-25

PSD records bilingual Project SABE

Birhanzl 98-24

MCSO – concealed handgun data base

Oregonian (Sleeth) 98-02

Portland PD – Regalado IAD records

CRIMINAL INVESTIGATORY MATERIAL ORS 192.501(3)
Willamette Week (Damewood) 13-17

Copy or copies of data from the Police Bureau’s database of license plates as collected by automated license plate reader

Iboshi/KGW 13-14

Petition for any video or audio recordings of interviews involving Jonathan Daniel Holt conducted by the Gresham Police Department

Buzzetti (AMR) 08-02

PPB Haszard SA investigation

Johnson (PHC Prop) 08-01

PPB assault report

Oregonian (Yim) 05-27

PPB – Misty McElroy assault reports

Oregonian (Rose) 03-17

PPB Moffenbeier’s arrest

Oregonian (Franzen) 02-15

BOEC -Pimental materials

Oregonian (Franzen) 02-12

PPB – Pimental reports

Will. Week (Budnick) 02-07

DCJ – Ladon Stephens parole reports

Oregonian(Bernstein) 02-06

DCJ – Ladon Stephens parole reports

Oregonian(Bernstein) 01-11

PPB – video tape Lamarr Harris inc.

KOIN NEWS 6 (Jaeger) 99-16

Portland PD – Timesheet abuse

KOIN NEWS 6 (Jaeger) 99-17

Portland PD – transsexuals

Oregonian (Duin) 99-05

Portland PD – Hipps black books

Abernathy 98-20

MCSO – mug shot of rape victim

News 12 (Larson) 98-17

Portland PD – Colleen Waibel Shooting reports and Don death Investigation

DISCIPLINE ACTION ORS 192.501(12)
Oregonian (Schmidt) 14-19

City of Portland -regarding the employment status of Jane Kingston

Willamette Week 13-15

regarding documents surrounding the recent discipline of Captain Ed Hamann/also document surrounding open invistigation.

Oregonian (Schmidt) 13-05

the investiagation that may have taken place regarding letters to city officials that included racially motivated comments related to Bryant Enge

Oregonian (Bernstein) 13-04

to order the City of Portland and its employees and agents to produce a copy or copies of the human resources investigation into the conduct fo now – Lt. Todd Wyatt.

Oregonian (Bernstein) 13-02

disclose copy or copies of the contents of the disciplnary or demotion letter to now-Lt Wyatt

Oregonian (Rose) 12-08

TriMet report on Max operator

Oregonian (Beaven) 12-05

Metro reports on Susie Brousha

Oregonian (Bernstein) 11-11

PPB IA reports on Scott Westerman

Oregonian (Schmidt) 11-10

PBT McCoy sustained complaints

Oregonian(Bernstein) 10-11

PPB IA report on Mark Kruger

Oregon. (Schmidt) 08-13

GPD – IA on Scott Cunningham

Oregon. (Schmidt) 08-07

GPD – IA reports from 2007 to date

Will. Week (Slovic) 08-06

PPSD principal’s complaint letter

Port. Trib.(Sanders) 06-05

PPB IAD report on Dor. Elmore

Oregonian (Parker) 05-23

PPS -Goldschmidt termination

Oregonian(Frank) 05-19

PDC – Winston investigation

Oregonian (Learn) 04-09

PPB – Potter/Moose decisions

Oregonian(Bernstein) 02-13

PPB – detox report on US Marshal

Woodcock 01-05

PPB IAD complaint histories; Knudsen – sustained complaint

Paul Newton (MPD) 00-19

PPB uniformed officers – open and non-sustained complaints.

Oregonian (Anthony) 00-13

Metro – Zoo investigation

Dinan 00-09

Portland PD – non-sustained IAD complaints – NE Precinct officers

Willamette Week (Dawdy) 00-04

BOEC – Correspondence Between Comm. Saltzman and Director Whittemore

Oregonian (Gage) 00-02

Portland PD – Howe IA investigation

Oregonian (Roberts) 00-01

BOEC – Auditor Investigative Report

KOIN TV (Sanchez) 99-20

Portland PD – use of force in Pavel Guzenko incident

Oregonian (Esteve) 99-19

Gresham FD – use of HazMat computer

Birhanzl 98-22

MCSO – internal telephone and fax numbers

News 12 (Hamill) 97-50

Portland PD – arrest report

KOIN TV (Jaeger) 99-16

Portland PD – timesheet abuse

News 12 (Larson) 97-51

Portland School District -audit

Oregonian (Foster) 96-31

Gresham PD dis. investigation and labor arbitration

News 12 (Larson) 96-32

Portland PD – Garvey investigation

Willamette Week (Young) 96-06

Portland Fire Bureau – labor arbitration of fire fighter

DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION ABOUR LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS. ORS 181.852
Copwatch (Handelman 13-22

to disclose Portland Police officers precinct and division assignments

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ORS 192.502(16)
Willamette Week (Jacquis) 01-09

POP Cascade Shipyard yearly financial audit

ELDER ABUSE ORS 124.060 ET. SEQ.
Oregonian(Anderson) 05-06

PPB – theft, forgery reports

FEDERAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS 192.502(8)
KATU 2 News 14-8

KATU 2 to petition TriMet to disclose records of cameras used system-wide, on buses, trains and platforms.

HIPPA ORS 192.502(8)
Oregonian (Parks) 08-14

Reynolds Sch. Dist. reinmbursements

HOUSING AUTHORITY ORS 192.501(21)
Oregonian (Frank) 05-20

PDC – loan write off reports

INTERNAL ADVISORY ORS 192.502(1)
Oregonian (House) 14-02

Portland Public School District – request of documents reflecting plans for maintaining operations in event of a teacher’s strike.

Oregonian (Dungca) 13-12

To disclose work product and deliverables from the district’s contract with Yvonne Deckard and YLD Consulting.

Oregonian (Long) 92-10

PPB – firearm discharge incidents

Petition of Brad Schmidt of the Oregonian 12-15

All deliverables and work products from the City of Portland contract with Yvonne Deckard/YLD Consulting inc. under contract number 30002861.

Willamette Week (Jacquiss) 12-11

Alleged cheating on Fire Bureau Promotional Exams

Oregonian (Slovic) 12-07

Portland OMB Trans. Budget analysis

Oregon Politico 10-03

Tri-Met and ATU proposals

Oregonian (Zaitz) 05-13

PDC – ProDX reports

Oregonian (Zaitz) 05-12

PDC – Lozano memos

Oregonian (Frank) 05-07

PDC – Burnside Bridgehead Project

Oregonian (Lane) 04-06

DCJ records on Ladon Stephens

Oregonian 98-10

City of Gresham – City Attorney (Lednicer) memo advice and invest. Reports

Rutledge 97-09

Parkrose School Board – application files for principal position

JUVENILE COURT RECORDS ORS 419.567
Oregonian (Green) 91-11

Gresham PD juvenile arrest record

LIBRARY RECORDS ORS 192.502(22)
James Peterson 99-13

Hillsdale Library patron addresses

LITIGATION RECORDS ORS 192.501(1)
Niebling 06-06

POP – LWG joint defense agreement

Scott Upham 04-05

Portland City and PPB – Tony Marks

Oregonian (Lane) 03-06

Portland BES -offer of settlement

Hyson 98-27

Rockwood Water PUD – correspondence regarding election law violations

News 12 (Larson) 96-32

PPB – Garvey investigation

Willamette Week (O'Hagan) 96-03

MCSO – improper release from jail

MEDICAL RECORDS ORS 192.525
Oregonian (Austin) 02-16

Exposure and pre hospital care rpts

OSHU SENSITIVE BUSINESS RECORDS ORS 192.502(21)
Oregonian 11-16

Tort claims filed against OHSU

OTHER OREGON STATUES ORS 192.502(9)(a)
Oregonian (Bernstein) 12-10

Arbitrator’s stipulated protective order – PPB Frashour’s termination

PERSONAL INFORMATION ORS 192.502(2)
Oregonian (Beaven) 12-13

List of names of the people who bought from Metro gravesites that were already owned by someone else

Oregonian 10-06

PPB -Keaton Otis fatal shooting

Will. Week (Slovic) 10-07

Tort claim notices

Diane Lane 09-05

PPB – redaction of DOB

Damon Woodcock 09-06

PPB – redaction of DOB and ph. no.

Damon Woodcock 09-02

PPB – redaction of DOB and ph. no.

IOUE Local 701 06-08

Portland Contract payroll records

Oregonian (Frank) 05-04

PDC – Burnside Project Eval. Comm.

Oregonian(Bernstein) 05-03

Portland Fire and Police Dis. Fund

KXL (Schwend) 04-04

PPS Superintendent candidates

Kirstein Southard 04-03

PPB background investigation of KS

Oregonian (Franzen) 04-02

PPB report on rape by husband

Babcock 04-01

MC Animal Services euthanasia log

DeParrie 03-05

Port. Parks – Pride NW parade appl.

Willamette Week (Young) 99-04

Tri-Met LIFT and OMAK drivers DOB’s and ODL’s

Birhanzl 98-23

MCSO – personal info. supplied in handgun permit application

Rutledge 98-04

Parkrose School Board – W-2 forms

Nieman (PMC) 97-48

Portland PD – rape investigation

Rutledge 97-09

School Board – application files for principal position

Diamond 97-02

MESD substitute teacher list

Roberts 96-07

Comm. on Aging – home addresses

Willamette Week (Young) 96-06

Portland Fire Bureau – labor arbitration of fire fighter

Walsdorf 96-01

David Douglas School District employees names and home addresses

PERSONAL SAFETY ORS 192.445
Roberts 96-07

Comm. on Aging home addresses

Walsdorf 96-02

Centennial School District employees names and home addresses

Walsdorf 96-01

David Douglas School District employees names and home addresses

PSYCHIATRIC OR MENTAL HEALTH ORS 192.496
Ellis 07-09

PPB – Hooper Detox report

Oregonian(Bernstein) 02-13

PPB – detox report on US Marshal

Carroll 00-22

PPB – reports containing references to medical or mental health issues

PUBLIC EMPLOYEE INFORMATION ORS 192.502(3)
Oregonian(Bernstein) 05-03

Portland Fire and Po. Dis. Fund

OEA 99-22

MESD – teacher substitute list

OEA-OACE 98-14

MESD – teacher substitute list

PUBLIC SAFETY EMPLOYEE ORS 181.854
Woodcock 01-05

IAD complaint histories

PUBLIC RECORD/WRITING ORS 192.410(4)(6)
Will. Week (Slovic) 10-05

Mayor’s twitter communications

Dolan 00-08

Portland BHCD – records of PCRI

Oregonian (Duin) 99-05

Portland PD – Hipps black books

Hyson 98-26

Statement read at public meeting by President of Rockwood Water PUD

Oregonian (Foster) 98-03

MCSO – Lt. Vera Pool’s calendars

PUBLIC BODY ORS 192.410(3)
Dolan 03-01

Albina CDC board names and audit

PUBLIC SAFETY ACTION PLANS ORS 192.501(18)
Birhanzl 98-22

MCSO internal telephone and fax numbers

Will. Week (O'Hagan) 98-05

Portland PD Long Gun Study

REAL ESTATE APPRAISAL ORS 192.501(6)
Oregonian (Lane) 99-15

City of Portland – PFE Civic Stadium renovation proposal

Oregonian (Mayes) 94-02

Port of Portland – property appraisal for revenue bonds

RECORDS, ETC. SUBMITTED TO NAMED AGENCIES ORS 192.502(15)
Oregonian (Read) 95-05

Port of Portland applications to manage Portland Ship Yard

Business Journal (Zimmerman) 95-01

POP Trailblazer monthly financial reports

SEC. REPORTS AND MEASURES ORS 192.501(22)AND (23)
Will. Week (Pitkin) 08-15

MCSO CCW permit information

Geller 03-03

Portland Water Works Open Reservoir Project

TEACHER PERSONNEL FILE ORS 342.850
Oregonian (Blackman) 05-21

Tigard-Tualatin coach

Oregonian (Hammond) 98-12

Portland Public Schools – union grievance decisions

Oregonian (Schraw) 93-08

PPS- Misuse of Property by High School principal and VP

TEST QUESTIONS, SCORING ORS 192.501(4)
Wiser (Bieker) 14-01

Portland Fire bureau-Captain Examination

Shepherd (McGee) 06-12

PFB – Battalion Chief’s exam

Shepherd (Hovies) 06-10

PFB – Captain’s exam materials

Shepherd (Hovies) 98-21

Portland Fire Bureau – lieutenant’s examination rating sheets

TRADE SECRETS ORS 192.501(2)
Tim Ramis PC 13-09

Petiton of Jordan Ramis PC appealing the denial of information relating to the Hyatt Hotel convention center project.

Zahniser(Stadler) 12-06

TriMet Light Rail Vehicle Proposals

Douglas Parsons 08-10

Gresham Solar Energy Facility bids

Steven Schell 04-13

Portland – Heiberg garbage records

Soule (Crew) 03-02

Metro – Mursen Environmental grant

Willamette Week (Jacquis) 01-09

POP – Cascade Shipyard economic data

Business Journal (Strom) 01-02

POP – Evergreen Corp. letter re: planned suspension of vessel calls

Oregonian (Lane) 99-15

City of Portland – PFE Civic Stadium renovation proposal

Oregonian (Read) 95-05

Port of Portland – applications to manage Portland Ship Yard

TRADE SECRETS (costs) ORS 192.501(2)
Oregonian (Mayes) 94-02

Port of Portland – property appraisal for revenue bonds

MISCELLANEOUS
Will. Week (Pitkin) 08-15

MCSO – Concealed weapons permits

Ellmyer 08-05

PPDS newsletter email list

Oregonian (Saker) 07-03

OHSU – cadaver names

Alvin Esau 06-03

Mult. Co. Coroner’s Records

Birhanzl 06-01

PPB – Traffic crash reports (fees)

Oregonian (Rose) 03-15

MCJ -inmate death investigation

Woodcock 00-22

PPB – Various records requests not processed or disclosed promptly