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Multnomah County Arrest, Court, and Public Records

What Are Multnomah County Arrest Records?

Multnomah County arrest records provide arrest information. They are official documents that provide evidence of a person's arrest. Multnomah arrest records are generated when an individual is called for questioning, apprehended, detained, and/or indicted for an alleged offense. The Oregon State Police is the repository for Multnomah arrest records. The Police Department processes mail or walk-in records requests. Anyone in need of an arrest record can contact the office at:

3565 Trelstad Avenue SE
Salem, OR 97317

Police reports generated by deputies are available upon request from the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office. To obtain these records, the requester can visit the Sheriff’s Office or send a mail request to its address at:

234 SW Kendall Court
Troutdale, OR 97060

They can also contact the Sheriff’s Office by calling (503) 988-4300. The Sheriff’s Office provides police reports for most of Multnomah County including the City of Wood Village and Troutdale. However, local law enforcement bodies in the cities of Portland, Fairview, and Gresham have their own records departments. To obtain police reports, the interested party can contact the following city police offices:

City of Portland Police Department Records Division
Includes Maywood Park
1111 SW 2nd Avenue
Portland, OR 97204
Phone: (503) 823-0000

City of Gresham Police Department
1333 NW Eastman Parkway
Gresham, OR 97030
Phone: (503) 618-2318
Additional Phone: (503) 618-2320

City of Fairview
Police Records: (503) 674-6201

Crime Statistics

The Federal Bureau of Investigation provides an annual report on crimes committed in Oregon. In 2016, Multnomah County recorded 22 murders, 391 rapes, 1,178 robberies, and 2,231 aggravated assault incidents. Property crimes in 2016 include 4,526 burglaries, 28,589 larceny thefts, 6,345 motor vehicle thefts, and 269 arsons. Compared to 2013 crime statistics, the murder rate remained the same in Multnomah County while rape (33.4%), aggravated assault (4.5%), larceny (4.4%), motor vehicle theft (56.9%), and arson (25.7%) rates grew. On the other hand, there were fewer cases of robbery (3.3%) and burglary (14.6%) over the four-year period.

What Are Multnomah County Criminal Records?

Multnomah County criminal records provide information about the criminal histories of people within the county's jurisdiction. It is important to note that Multnomah arrest records are not the same as criminal records. Criminal records usually contain information such as:

  • The name of the subject
  • Crime details
  • Arrest details
  • Indictments

Some criminal records may provide information on court dates and arrest warrants. In Oregon, criminal records are open to the public. However, records of active criminal investigations are exempted from public view.

How Do I Get Multnomah County Criminal Records?

The Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) can provide a copy of a criminal history report. The requester will need to complete a Criminal History Request Form, provide fingerprints, and a sum of $33 for processing fees. The fee, form, and fingerprint card should be mailed to:

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

Requests are generally processed between 7 - 10 working days. The result of the criminal history check will be sent by mail to the requester. Certified copies can only be picked up at the CJIS' physical address located at:

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

How to Find Multnomah County Sex Offender Information

While the Department of Community Justice of the Multnomah County has a Sex Crimes Unit that monitors registered sex offenders in the county, the Oregon State Police is responsible for registering these individuals and putting their information in a central database. Oregon Revised Statute 181.585 empowers the State Police to provide public access to the identity and information of sex offenders with the highest risk of reoffending.

In accordance with this directive, the State Police hosts the Oregon Sex Offender Inquiry System online. Residents and other members of the public can use this tool to search for sex offenders and predators by name, zip code, and street address. For questions on sex offenders, people can contact the State Police via email.

How Do I Visit an Inmate in Multnomah County Jail?

Visiting an inmate housed in the Multnomah County Jail is on a first-come, first-serve basis due to the limited space available. Anyone who wants to visit an inmate should sign up at the facility at least 30 minutes before the appointed time. The facility is located at:

1120 SW Third Avenue
Portland, OR 97204

Visits are not 100% guaranteed, meaning that a request could be denied based on a number of factors. Visitors can call the facility on (503) 988-3689 to make a further inquiry on visitation hours and jail rules. The Corrections Division of the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office also provides a Visitor's Guide containing all essential information on how to visit an inmate.

Where and How to Find Multnomah County Inmate Information

The Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office maintains all inmate and jail records for the last 20 years. To obtain these records, the interested party can contact the Sheriff’s Office. Historical Corrections Records for Rocky Butte Jail are archived at the Multnomah County Records Management Program. Anyone who wishes to view these records can make an appointment by calling Records Management and Archives at (503) 988-3741.

The Sheriff’s Office provides a helpful inmate locator tool on its website to help members of the public find individuals in jail in Multnomah County. Anyone can use this tool by visiting the Public Access to Inmate Data website. One can search for individuals currently in custody and those recently released.

What Are Multnomah County Court Records?

Court records usually provide information on court cases. The Multnomah County Circuit Court makes up the Fourth Judicial District of Oregon. Besides the Central Courthouse, it also includes the East County Courthouse, the Juvenile Justice Center, and the Justice Center. Records for these courts are available on the Oregon Judicial Branch Records and Calendar Search portals. These freely accessible portals include Online Records Search for basic case information and a separate portal to search court calendars. It is important to note that court records available on these platforms exclude those of juvenile, adoption, and mental health cases as well as cases covered by the Violence Against Women Act.

After obtaining a case number and filing date using Online Records Search, the requester may obtain copies of court records by mail or in person. For in-person requests, visit Room 131 (File Room) of the Multnomah Courthouse located at 1021 SW Fourth Avenue, Portland. The File Room opens to the public from Monday to Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

When requesting court records by mail, the requester should download and complete the Records Request Form and send it to:

Multnomah County Courthouse
Attn: Records
1021 SW 4th Avenue
Room 131
Portland, OR 97204

The Court accepts cash and debit/credit cards for fee payments for in-person requests. A money order or a personal/cashier’s check should be included to cover fees. The rate for copies of court records is 25 cents per page. Plain copies can be delivered as electronic documents by email. The requestor should also include a $3 fee for this service. Each certified copy of court records attracts an additional $5 charge while an exemplified copy has an additional fee of $10.

Multnomah County Circuit Court can also provide audio recordings of court hearings upon request and deliver them on CDs or via secure email. Requests for such recordings can be made at Room 131 or by mailing a completed Audio Copy Request form to:

Multnomah County Courthouse
Attn: FTR Records
1021 SW 4th Avenue, Room 131
Portland, OR 97204

The Records Department can also take audio copy requests by phone. Call Room 131 at (503) 988-3003 between 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. The Court charges $10 per CD for a regular recording and $15 per CD for a certified recording. Include a $1.50 fee when requesting CD recordings by mail. The fee for emailing an audio recording of court proceedings is $9.

Location of All Courts in Multnomah County

There are four Circuit Courts and one Municipal Court in Multnomah County:

Multnomah County Circuit Court

Multnomah County Courthouse
1021 SW 4th Avenue
Portland, OR 97204
Phone: (503) 988-3957
Fax: (503) 988-5773

Multnomah County Circuit Court
Justice Center
1120 SW 3rd Avenue
Portland, OR 97204
Phone: (503) 988-3641

Multnomah County Circuit Court - East County
East County Courthouse
18480 SE Stark Street
Portland, OR 97233
Phone: (503) 988-3199

Multnomah County Circuit Court - Juvenile
Juvenile Justice Center
1401 NE 68th Avenue
Portland, OR 97213
Phone: (503) 988-3022 ext. 5

Troutdale Municipal Court
219 East Historic Columbia River Highway
Troutdale, OR 97060
Phone: (503) 665-5175
Fax: (503) 667-6403

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What Are Multnomah County Vital Records

Multnomah County vital records provide information on events such as births, deaths, and marriages. Because Oregon is a closed record state, its vital records are not open to members of the public. However, after some period of time, old vital records become open records.

The Vital Records Office of the Oregon Health Authority is the central repository for vital records in Oregon. At the county level, the Multnomah County Clerk of Courts also issues vital records upon requests. The requesting party will need to meet certain requirements to access a vital record, per Oregon laws. Eligible individuals include the registrant, immediate family members, and legal representatives.

Where and How to Get Multnomah County Divorce Records

Multnomah County divorce records can be obtained from the Clerk of Courts. Alternatively, requests can also be made by querying the Vital Records Office of the Oregon Health Authority. The requester can prepare a written document, stating details of the record, or download and complete a Divorce Record Order Form.

The request form should be enclosed with a personal check or money order payment of $25 for each copy requested. A photocopy of a valid government-issued ID is also a requirement. All documents should be submitted via mail to:

Oregon Vital Records Office
800 NE Oregon St
Suite 205
P.O. Box 14050
Portland, OR 97293-0050

Where and How to Get Multnomah County Marriage Records

The Vital Records Office of the Oregon Health Authority issues copies of Multnomah County Marriage Records. At the county level, marriage records are issued by the Multnomah County Clerk of Courts. To request records from any of the two offices, the requester will need to download and fill a Marriage Record Order Form or prepare a written request providing information about the record's subject and the event.

The form or written request should be signed properly. The requesting party should attach a copy of a valid I.D. or any proof of identity accepted by the office. Marriage record requests should be forwarded to:

Oregon Vital Records Office
800 NE Oregon St
Suite 205
P.O. Box 14050
Portland Oregon 97293-0050

Where and How to Get Multnomah County Birth Records

Multnomah Birth Records are available at the Oregon Vital Records Office. The state office maintains birth records from 1845. Also, the office issues copies of full image birth certificates at $30. To obtain a birth record from the state office, eligible requesters should either download and complete a Birth Certificate Order Form (also available in Spanish) or prepare a written request. The written request should include details about the record. The form should include a valid I.D and should be submitted to:

Oregon Vital Records Office
800 NE Oregon Street
Suite 205
P.O. Box 14050
Portland Oregon 97293-0050

Where and How to Get Multnomah County Death Records

Multnomah Dearth Records are available at the Oregon Vital Records Office. A death record costs $25. The state office has death records from 1845 to the present. Death records are also available at the Oregon State Archives. Anyone who chooses to request death records from the Vital Records Office should download and complete a Death Certificate Form (Spanish). The requestor should also attach a valid means of identification. All requests should be sent to:

Oregon Vital Records Office
800 NE Oregon Street
Suite 205
P.O. Box 14050
Portland, OR 97293-0050

Are Property Records Open to the Public in Multnomah County?

According to the Oregon Public Records and Meetings Laws, Multnomah County property records are accessible to the general public. Interested parties can obtain copies of property records by visiting the office of the county’s custodian.

Where and How to Find Property Records in Multnomah County?

The Multnomah County Division of Assessment, Recording, and Taxation (DART) maintains Multnomah County property records and documents that provide necessary information about real property in the county. To obtain Multnomah County property records, requesters must contact the DART office in person, by mail, or by email with the information below:

Multnomah County Division of Assessment, Recording, and Taxation
501 SouthEast Hawthorne Boulevard
Suite 175
Portland, OR 97214-3577
Phone: (503) 988-3326
dartcs@multco.us

Mailing Address
Multnomah County Assessment, Recording, & Taxation
P.O. Box 2716
Portland, OR 97208-2716

How to Look Up Multnomah County Property Records?

The DART provides information about Multnomah County property records and values online through MultcoPropTax and MultcoRecords. MultcoPropTax provides information on property ownership, land and building information, values, and tax amounts. It provides several search options, including by owner, address and map. MultcoRecords provides recorded documents from February 2002. It also provides search options such as name, date, and document type. Interested persons can use the search portal for free at the Customer Service counter of the DART from Monday to Friday, between 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Location of Multnomah County Property Assessors

Multnomah County Division of Assessment, Recording, and Taxation
501 SouthEast Hawthorne Boulevard
Suite 175
Portland, OR 97214-3577
Phone: (503) 988-3326
dartcs@multco.us

Mailing Address
Multnomah County Assessment, Recording, & Taxation
P.O. Box 2716
Portland, OR 97208-2716