What are Tillamook County Public Records?
According to Oregon's public record law, "all government information must be available to the public unless there is a specific legal exemption".
This means that, in general, any information created or maintained by government agencies in Tillamook County - including but not limited to records related to criminal cases, property ownership, birth and death certificates, and business licences - must be made available to the public.
There are some exceptions to this rule. For example, information that is considered confidential under state or federal law (such as medical records or certain types of law enforcement records) is not subject to disclosure. In addition, Oregon's public record law includes a number of specific exemptions for certain types of information, such as information that would jeopardise an ongoing investigation or that would invade an individual's privacy.
Public records can be requested from Tillamook County government agencies in person, by mail, or online. The process for requesting records may vary depending on the agency, but in general, you will need to submit a written request that includes the specific records you are seeking and contact information for yourself.
There is no fee for requesting public records in Oregon, although agencies may charge a reasonable fee for copying and mailing records. In some cases, there may be a charge for searching for and retrieving records if the request is particularly large or complex.
In addition to government agencies, some public records may also be accessible from third-party websites. These non-government platforms come with intuitive tools that allow for expansive searches. Record seekers may either opt to use these tools to search for a specific record or multiple records. However, users will need to provide enough information to assist with the search such as:
- The name of the subject involved in the record (subject must be older than 18 or not juvenile)
- The address of the requestor
- A case number or file number (if known)
- The location of the document or the person involved
- The last known current address of the registrant
Tillamook County Crime Statistics
The Tillamook OR crime rate for 2018 was 434.37 per 100,000 population, a 105.89% increase from 2017. The Tillamook OR crime rate for 2017 was 210.97 per 100,000 population, a 163.88% increase from 2016. The Tillamook OR crime rate for 2016 was 79.95 per 100,000 population, a 43.66% decline from 2015. As recorded by the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program - the FBI
Are Tillamook County Criminal Records Public?
Yes, criminal records in Tillamook County are public. This means that anyone can request and obtain copies of these records. There are a few exceptions to this rule, however. For example, juvenile records are not typically available to the public. Additionally, some types of information may be sealed or expunged from criminal records under certain circumstances.
To obtain copies of Tillamook County criminal records, interested persons may contact the Tillamook county Sheriff's office by downloading and completing the Records Request Form. Completed requests may be submitted in person or via mail to:
Tillamook County Sheriff's Office
5995 Long Prairie Rd.
Tillamook, OR 97141
Phone: (503) 842-2561
Fax: (503) 815-3399
Interested persons may also request Criminal History Record Checks from the Criminal Justice Information Services Division of the Oregon State Police Department. Requestors may utilise the Open Records Portal or send requests in-person or via mail to:
Oregon State Police – CJIS Division
P.O. Box 4395
Portland, OR 97208-4395
Phone: (503) 378-3070
How to Obtain Tillamook County Police Reports and Arrest Records?
In Tillamook county, police reports and arrest records are maintained and issued by the county Sheriff's office. Police reports contain detailed information about crimes, including the names of victims and suspects, as well as witness statements. Arrest records contain information about individuals who have been arrested and charged with a crime.
To obtain a police report or arrest record from the Tillamook County Sheriff's Office, interested persons must submit a written request. The request must include the case number, if known. Requests may be addressed to:
Tillamook County Sheriff's Office
Attn: Records Division
P.O. Box 1246
Tillamook, OR 97141-1246
Fax: (503) 842-3407
Another way to find sex offender information in Tillamook County is through the Oregon State Police website. On the main page, click on the "Check Out Who's In Your Neighbourhood" link. This will take you to a searchable database of sex offenders in Oregon. You can search for offenders by name, address, or county.
If you want to receive notifications when new sex offender information is added to either website, you can sign up for email alerts. To do this, visit the Tillamook County Sheriff's Office website and click on the "Sign Up For Email Alerts" link. On the Oregon State Police website, click on the "Email Updates" link.
How to Find Tillamook County Inmate Records
Interested members of the public may obtain information pertaining to county inmates including their release date, charges, arrest information, mugshots, booking dates and personal description by querying the Tillamook county Sheriff’s Office.
How Do I Visit an Inmate in Tillamook County Jail?
Inmates in the Tillamook County Jail are allowed to receive visitors for one hour every week. In order to visit an inmate in Tillamook county jail, visitors are expected to schedule their visits to the Tillamook County Jail at least 48 hours in advance. Once booked, the visitor may arrive before the scheduled time with their valid ID or any other relevant accompanying documents. Further information regarding the process is detailed on the Tillamook County Jail’s website.
The Tillamook County judicial system consists of a Circuit Court and a District Court. The Circuit Court is the county's court of general jurisdiction, while the District Court is the county's court of limited jurisdiction.
Cases that may be heard in the Tillamook County Circuit Court include, but are not limited to: felony criminal cases, civil cases involving more than $5,000, appeals from the District Court, and probate matters. The Circuit Court also has original jurisdiction over juvenile offenders who are charged with felonies or who have been certified to stand trial as adults.
The Tillamook County District Court has jurisdiction over a variety of cases, including: misdemeanour criminal cases, traffic offences, small claims cases (civil cases involving $5,000 or less), landlord-tenant disputes, and violations of city ordinances.
Tillamook County Court Locations
Tillamook County Circuit Court - Oregon Judicial Department
Tillamook county courthouse
201 Laurel Avenue,
Phone: (503) 842-2596
Fax: (503) 842-2597
Municipal Court - City Of Manzanita
543 Laneda Avenue,
P.O. Box 129,
Phone: (503) 368-5343
Fax: (503) 368-4145
Are Tillamook County Court Records Public?
Yes, the public can request to view or a copy of public records held in the Tillamook County Circuit Court. Requests can be made in person to the court file room staff. Request can also be made in writing to the Public Records Administrator
How to Obtain Tillamook County Civil Court Case Record
Interested members of the public may obtain Tillamook county civil court case records by querying the office of the county court clerk. In order to obtain these records, the requesting party will be required to submit a written request containing information relevant to the case such as the names of the parties involved and the court case number. In addition, requestors may be required to pay a nominal fee to cover the cost of research and/or duplication.
How to Obtain Tillamook County Criminal Court Records
Tillamook County Criminal Court records that are not confidential or sealed are available to interested members of the public. Similar to civil court case records, requestors may obtain these records by querying the office of the county court clerk. In the same vein, the requestor will be required to provide information with which to facilitate the record search.
What are Tillamook County Vital Records?
Tillamook county's vital records are government-issued documents that are related to birth, death, marriage, and other milestones in a person’s life recorded by the government in Tillamook county. Several government agencies maintain Vital Records at the Oregon State or Tillamook County level, and certain documents may also be housed by the National Archives.
Where and How to Obtain Tillamook County Divorce Records
Divorce records in Tillamook county are legal documents relating to a couple’s divorce. These include the divorce papers that the couple files in Tillamook County Court. They can be obtained from the state of Oregon's vital statistics office.
Where and How to Get Public Tillamook County Marriage Records
Tillamook county marriage records can be obtained from the Tillamook county clerk’s office. To request these records, interested persons may submit a request directly to the Tillamook county clerk's office containing the parties involved as well as the place and date of the marriage. All requests must be accompanied with the appropriate fees for the record, as well as a stamped, self-addressed envelope if the request is being made via mail.
Where and How to Get Confidential Marriage Records in Tillamook County
Tillamook county confidential marriage records can be gotten from the county circuit court archive and can simply be obtained by making an official request to the county circuit court
Once the official request is approved by the county circuit court, the seeker will be granted permission to inspect the confidential marriage records.
Where and How to Find Tillamook County Birth Records
Tillamook county birth records are usually obtained from Tillamook County Community Health Centers – Health Department. To obtain a record, the requesting party may fill Oregon Birth Record Order Form and pay a $43.25 non-refundable fee for the first record as well as $25.00 for subsequent copies.
Where and How to Find Tillamook County Death Records
Tillamook County Death Records are documents relating to an individual's death in Tillamook County, Oregon. These can include Tillamook County death certificates, local and Oregon State death registries. Death Records are maintained at Vital Records Offices or Tillamook County Clerk's Offices.
To obtain these records, interested persons may send a written request to the office concerned.