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
Jan. 17
Age-Friendly Salem Assessment and Planning Team - Social Participation2:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.Center 50+
2615 Portland RD NE
Salem OR 97301
Brown Road Improvements Open House6:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.Scott Elementary School
4700 Arizona Drive NE
Salem OR
Jan. 18
Riverfront Park Master Plan Update: Community Meeting #16:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.Pringle Hall
606 Church ST SE
Salem OR 97301
Historic Landmarks Commission5:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.Council Chambers
555 Liberty ST SE RM 240
Salem OR 97301
Sunnyslope Neighborhood Association7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.Schirle Elementary School
4875 Justice Way S
Salem OR 97302

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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