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
Mar. 20
Salem Planning Commission5:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.Council Chambers
555 Liberty ST SE RM 240
Salem OR 97301
Northeast Neighbors (NEN)6:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.Salem First Church of the Nazarene
1550 Market ST NE
Salem OR 97301
North East Salem Community Association (NESCA)7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.Fresh Start Market Community Center
3020 Center ST NE
Salem OR 97301
Mar. 21
Salem Pioneer Chinese Shrine Advisory Committee Meeting3:30 p.m.5:00 p.m.Willamette Heritage Center Classroom
2nd floor
Mill Building
1313 Mill ST SE
Salem OR 97301
Police Facility Council Committee5:00 p.m.5:30 p.m.Civic Center
555 Liberty ST SE
Salem OR 97301

Contact us

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