Lane County Arrest, Court, and Public Records

Crime Numbers

Oregon State Police’s Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) provides crime data for all the counties in the state. Its latest annual reports show that there were 11 murders, 126 rapes, 778 aggravated assaults, and 1,789 simple assaults in Lane County in 2017. In the same period, the county recorded 247 robberies, 1,852 burglaries, 8,372 larcenies, 1,000 motor vehicle thefts, and 99 arsons.

Compared to the CJIS’ 2013 crime figures, murder (175%), rape (48.2%), aggravated assault (241.2%), robbery (16.5%), larceny (2.6%), motor vehicle theft (23.9%), and arson (17.9%) rates rose in Lane County in 2017. The five-year crime trend for the county also shows falling simple assault (4.5%) and burglary (7.5%) rates.

Criminal Records

Residents of Lane County can order criminal history checks from the CJIS. This arm of the Oregon State Police allows citizens to request their own criminal histories and request background checks on other people. Complete the Request Own Record form to request a copy of your criminal history. Use the Request Open Record form to obtain someone else’s criminal history.

The CJIS offers fingerprint-based background checks for individuals ordering their own criminal histories but only provides name-based checks for third-party requests. Visit the Lane County Sheriff’s Office at 125 E. 8th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401 to obtain a fingerprint card. Call the Sheriff’s Office ahead at 541-682-4150 to ask if you need to make an appointment for fingerprinting. Send the fingerprint card obtained, the completed request form, and payment to:

Oregon State Police – CJIS Division
Unit 11
P.O. Box 4395
Portland, OR 97208-4395

Note that the CJIS’ postal address cannot receive certified mail. When sending your request by certified mail, use the following mailing address:

Copy of Own Record Unit
Oregon State Police
3565 Trelstad Avenue SE
Salem, OR 97317-9614

The CJIS charges $33 for each self-ordered background check. There is an optional $5 fee if you choose to get a notarized criminal history report. The fee for a criminal history record for someone else is $10. This name-based background check provides limited criminal history. Pay the total record fee with a check or money order made out to Oregon State Police. Organizations that regularly order background checks and have billing accounts with CJIS should send their criminal history record requests to:

Oregon State Police
Criminal Justice Information Services Division
Open Records
3565 Trelstad Ave SE
Salem, OR 97317

The Records Unit of the Lane County Sheriff’s Office also takes requests for background checks and releases public records including police reports, citations, and CAD logs. To obtain incident and accident reports from the Sheriff’s Office, submit a request using the Public Records Request Portal. Alternatively, submit a Public Records Request Form in person or by mail to:

Lane County Sheriff's Office
125 E 8th Avenue
Eugene, OR 97401

Include a check or money order for copy fees. Make this payable to LCSO. The Sheriff’s Office charges $15 for each criminal background check. Incident, accident, and CAD reports cost $10 for the first 25 pages, $10 for the next $25 pages, and $10 for next 50 pages. These fees include free 30-minute searchesbefore the Sheriff charges $20, $30, and $50 per hour for search respectively. Offsite file retrieval costs an additional $10 while copies of records stored on microfiche/film cost $30.

For additional information, you can reach the Records Unit at 541-682-3775 between 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. from Monday through Friday and on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

State laws task the Oregon State Police with maintaining a centralized database of registered sex offenders living in all the counties of the state. This law enforcement agency makes some of this database available and searchable online. The public can only find Level III (high risk) offenders in the Oregon Sex Offender Registry on the website of the State Police. To find offenders living in Lane County, enter Lane in the County field of the search tool on the webpage.

The Corrections Division of the Sheriff’s Office oversees the operation of the Lane County Jail. This correctional facility is located at 101 W. 5th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401. To contact the jail, call its general information line at 541-682-4263 or come to the jail reception. It is open to the public from Monday to Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.

Use the Inmate Search tool provided by the Sheriff’s Office to locate individuals currently incarcerated in the facility. The public can also request for copies of inmate and jail records. To do so, complete and submit an Adult Corrections Public Records Request Form in person at the records window of the Lane County Jail. Check Section C of the Form for a complete breakdown of copy fees. These are payable with cash or check.

Friends and family can deposit money in inmates’ accounts at the kiosk located in the lobby of the county jail. Cash and credit/debit card deposits are accepted at these locations. Online and phone deposits are also accepted. Make your deposit on Access Corrections website or by calling its toll-free line at 866-345-1884.

Court Records

Lane County has a Circuit Court, a Justice Court, and eight Municipal Courts. The Circuit Court is the highest trial court in the county. Its address and contact details are:

125 East 8th Avenue
Eugene, OR 97401
Phone: 541-682-4020
Fax: 541-682-4563

Members of the public can view the records of the Circuit Court that are not sealed or confidential. Use the public access computer terminals in the courthouse lobby or ask for help from court officials. To request for copies of court files and audio records, complete and submit a Court File or Audio Copy Request Form by email to lancopyrequest@ojd.state.or.us or fax it to 541-682-4563. You can also submit this form in person or by mail to:

Lane County Circuit Court
125 East 8th Avenue
Eugene, OR 97401

The Circuit Court charges 25 cents per page for copies of court records. There is an additional fee of $5 when requesting certified copies. Exemplified copies cost $10 plus regular copy fees. The fee for audio recordings is $10 per CD.

The Justice Court is separate from the Circuit Court and has its own courthouse located at:

900 Greenwood St
Florence, OR 97439
Phone: 541-997-2535
Fax: 541-902-0639

Call or visit the court to ask about accessing and obtaining copies of its records. Do the same for the Municipal Courts in the county. Below are their addresses and contact information:

Coburg Municipal Court
91136 North Willamette Street, P.O. Box 8146,
Coburg, OR 97408
Phone: 541-682-7859

Cottage Grove Municipal Court
400 East Main Street,
Cottage Grove, OR 97424
Phone: 541-942-3346
Fax: 541-942-1267

Eugene Municipal Court
1102 Lincoln Street,
Eugene, OR 97401
Phone: 541-682-5400
Fax: 541-682-5417

Florence Municipal Court
900 Greenwood Street,
Florence, OR 97439
Phone: 541-997-3123
Fax: 541-997-4108

Junction City Municipal Court
680 Greenwood Street, P.O. Box 250,
Junction City, OR 97448
Phone: 541-998-1113
Fax: 541-998-3140

Lowell Municipal Court
107 East 3rd Street, P.O. Box 490,
Lowell, OR 97452
Phone: 541-937-2157

Springfield Municipal Court
230 4th Street,
Springfield, OR 97477
Phone: 541-726-3748
Fax: 541-744-3376

Veneta Municipal Court
88184 8th Street, St, P.O. Box 458,
Veneta, OR 97487
Phone: 541-935-2191
Fax: 541-935-1838

Vital Records

The Lane County Circuit Court handles all divorce cases and keeps divorce records. To request for copies of your divorce record, submit a Court File or Audio Copy Request Form like you would for a court record. Send this by email to lancopyrequest@ojd.state.or.us or fax it to 541-682-4563. Alternatively, submit the form in person or by mail to:

Lane County Circuit Court
125 East 8th Avenue
Eugene, OR 97401

Regular copies of Circuit Court records costs 25 cents per page while certified and exemplified copies attract additional fees of $5 and $10 respectively.

The County Clerk issues marriage licenses in Lane County and can provide certified copies of these vital records. To obtain this record, complete a Request for Certified Copy of Marriage License form. Bring or mail this to:

Lane County Marriage Section
125 E 8th Ave.
Eugene, OR 97401

Include a check for copy fee with your mail application. Make the check payable to Lane County Deeds and Records. The fee for the first certified copy of marriage license is $7.75. Each additional copy requested costs $4.

The Lane County Vital Records provides birth certificates for babies born in Lane County within the last 5 months 28 days and deaths that occurred within the last 6 months. It accepts walk-in and mail requests for these certificates. First, complete a Birth Certificate Order Form (Spanish) or a Death Certificate Order Form (Spanish). Bring or mail this, along with a valid photo ID, to:

Lane County Vital Records
151 W. 7th Ave, Room 520
Eugene, OR 97401

For a walk-in request, visit this office anytime from Monday through Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Cash, check, money order, and VISA/MasterCard credit and debit cards are accepted for payment for walk-in requests. Include a self-addressed stamped envelope and a check or money order payable to Lane County Vital Records with your mail request.

The fee for each birth or death certificate is $25.

Birth certificates for individuals older than 5 months and 28 days as well as death certificates for deaths that occurred farther than 6 months are available from Oregon State Vital Records. To obtain these vital records, come to:

800 NE Oregon Street
Room 205,
Portland, OR 97232

Come to this location from Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Bring along a valid photo ID and payment. The fee for the first copy of a birth or death certificate is $28 while each additional copy costs $25. Note that a full image birth certificate costs $33.

When requesting for these records by mail, send along a completed Birth (Spanish), Full Image Birth (Spanish), or Death (Spanish) Record Order Form. Mail this to:

Oregon Vital Records
P.O. Box 14050
Portland, OR 97293-0050

Include a photocopy of a valid ID and a check or money order made out to OHA/Vital Records. The fee for a birth or death certificate requested by mail is $25 while a full image birth certificate costs $30. Oregon Vital Records only issues full image birth records for 1903 – 2007.