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
Dec. 18
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
Cancelled - 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
Dec. 19
Human Rights Core Response Team December meeting 5:30 p.m.6:00 p.m.City Manager’s Conference Room
Civic Center 555 Liberty ST SE RM 220
Salem OR 97301
Dec. 20
Historic Landmarks Commission5:30 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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