Public Records

​Under state and federal law, you have the right to inspect and copy certain public records maintained by the City. Some records, such as building permits and business licenses, can be searched online. Others must be requested from a specific department to ensure that exempt public records are not disclosed.

Public records include handwritten, typed, photographed, electronic, or otherwise recorded words, letters, pictures, sounds, symbols, or combinations of any of these. These records can be anything created in the course of City business.

What’s happening
May 29
Memorial Day Observance
Jun. 01
North Gateway Redevelopment Advisory Board Meeting8:00 a.m.9:30 a.m.Center 50+
2615 Portland RD NE
Salem OR 97301
Grant Neighborhood Association Meeting6:15 p.m.8:15 p.m.Grant Community School
725 Market ST NE
Salem OR 97301
East Lancaster Neighborhood Association [ELNA] Meeting7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.Swegle Elementary
1751 Aguilas CT NE
Salem OR 97305
Jun. 05
Council Board and Commission Appointments Committee12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.City Manager’s Conference Room
Civic Center 555 Liberty ST SE RM 220
Salem OR 97301

Contact us

City Recorder
Monday–Friday
8 a.m.–12 p.m. and 1 p.m.–5 p.m.
555 Liberty ST SE RM 205
Salem OR 97301
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