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
Sep. 19
Cancelled - Central Area Neighborhood Development Organization [CANDO] Meeting6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.First Christian Church
685 Marion ST NE
Salem OR 97301
Planning Commission Meeting 5:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.Council Chambers
555 Liberty ST SE RM 240
Salem OR 97301
Northeast Neighbors [NEN] Annual Meeting6:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.Salem First Church of the Nazarene
1550 Market ST NE
Salem OR 97301
Northeast Salem Community Association [NESCA] Meeting7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.Fresh Start Market Community Center
3020 Center ST NE
Salem OR 97301
Sep. 20
Salem Public Art Commission Meeting12:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.Traffic Control Conference Room
Civic Center 555 Liberty ST SE RM 325
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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