Public Records 2017-12-20T16:11:29+00:00

Oregon’s Inspection of Public Records Law (ORS 192.410 to 192.505) gives members of the public the right to inspect and copy public records that are not otherwise exempt from public disclosure. It is the policy of AOC to respond to public records requests as soon as practicable and without unreasonable delay.

Requests for Existing Records
All public records requests must identify the public records requested and be submitted in writing and directed to AOC Legal Counsel Rob Bovett by mail or email.

If submitting by email, send the request to: rbovett@oregoncounties.org

If submitting the request by mail, send the request to:
Public Records Request
c/o AOC Legal Counsel
Association of Oregon Counties
1201 Court Street NE, Suite 300
Salem, OR 97301

Requests to Create a New Record
A request to create a new record is not a public records request. Public bodies are not obligated under Oregon’s Inspection of Public Records Law to create a new public record where none exists in order to respond to a request for information. AOC Legal Counsel will determine on a case-by-case basis whether a request to create a new record will be fulfilled, and at what cost to the requester.

Resources
AOC Public Records Policy
Oregon Attorney General’s Public Records and Meetings Manual