Instant Access to Oregon State, County and Municipal Records

"Publicly available records are a fundamental guarantee of our Freedoms & Democracy."
William Ratcher - Founder of

Oregon Public Records

The Oregon State Records mission is to render every person the right to detect, obtain, preview and examine public records, thus making sure residents of the state of Oregon are provided access in accordance with the Public Records and Public Meetings Laws, which defines that in a democratic society “every person” has a right to inspect any nonexempt public record of a public body: Oregon Department of Justice.

As stated above, every citizen or any other interested person has the right to detect, obtain, investigate and examine all public records without having to provide a "need to know" identifiable information. Oregon's open government laws promote democracy by ensuring that all state, regional and local records are managed with transparency and accountability to the public.

Oregon State Records maintains the information concerning the following subject matters: Criminal Records, Court Records, Vital Records and State Background Checks, as well as over 35 million proper public records.

The search functionality offered in this portal enables the information requested to be presented immediately and accurately. Oregon State Records contains records dating back to the year 1800 from 36 counties, thereby ensuring Oregon abides by the commitment of the United States of America to remain a “fair and just” society for all.