Open Public Record Act:

The Oregon Public Records and Meetings Law provides the public the right to access government information. Individuals may request to view or obtain copies of public records using the Public Records Request form online or by submitting a request by email, mail, or fax. There are exemptions to the public records law. You can view these exemptions through an available catalog maintained by the Attorney General’s office.

Birth Records:

The Center for Health Statistics issues certified copies of birth records dating from 1903. You can order copies online through a third party vendor, VitalChek. You can also submit a request over the phone, by mail, or in person. All fees for record searches are non-refundable. There are different processing times for each method. The fastest processing time is when you submit a request in person since you’ll be able to receive the copy within an hour.

Marriage Records:

The Center for Health Statistics issues certified copies of marriage records dating from 1906. You can order copies online through a third party vendor, VitalChek. You can also submit a request over the phone, by mail, or in person. All fees for record searches are non-refundable. There are different processing times for each method. The fastest processing time is when you submit a request in person since you’ll be able to receive the copy within an hour.

Divorce Records:

The Center for Health Statistics issues certified copies of divorce certificates dating from 1925. Take note that divorce certificates are not divorce decrees. You can order copies online through a third party vendor, VitalChek. You can also submit a request over the phone, by mail, or in person. All fees for record searches are non-refundable. There are different processing times for each method. The fastest processing time is when you submit a request in person since you’ll be able to receive the copy within an hour.

Death Records:

The Center for Health Statistics issues certified copies of death records dating from 1903. You can order copies online through a third party vendor, VitalChek. You can also submit a request over the phone, by mail, or in person. All fees for record searches are non-refundable. There are different processing times for each method. The fastest processing time is when you submit a request in person since you’ll be able to receive the copy within an hour.

Missing People:

The Oregon State Police maintains a list of all missing person cases filed within the state. The list is arranged alphabetically according to the surname. Each missing person’s information includes his/her current age, age when entered into the list, sex, race, hair color, eye color, height, weight, and county.

Elected Officials:

You can get information on the elected officials of Oregon by visiting the official state website. All the state agencies are listed alphabetically. The different branches of the government are also listed. To obtain information on a specific elected official, you will need to click on the branch of government that he/she is serving under. For example, the governor is under the executive branch of the government. On the website, you’ll find the list of elected officials in the executive branch as well as links to their website.

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