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
Aug. 21
Solar eclipse9:05 a.m.11:05 a.m.
Cancelled - West Salem Neighborhood Association Meeting7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.Roth's IGA
1130 Wallace RD NW
Salem OR 97304
Aug. 22
South East Salem Neighborhood Association [SESNA] Meeting6:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.Richmond School Park
540 Richmond ST SE
Salem OR 97301
Lansing Neighborhood Association Meeting7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.Capital Baptist Church
3000 Lansing AVE
Salem OR 97301
Aug. 23
Hearings Officer Meeting5:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.Council Chambers
555 Liberty ST SE RM 240
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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