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. 21
West Salem Neighborhood Association7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.Roth’s Fresh Markets
1130 Wallace RD NW
Salem OR 97304
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Center 50+ closed for holidayCenter 50+
2615 Portland RD NE
Salem OR 97301
Jan. 22
Cancelled - Salem Housing Advisory Committee12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.Robert Lindsey Tower Community Room
Salem Housing Authority
370 Church St SE
Salem OR 97301
Lansing Neighborhood Association Meeting7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.Waldo Middle School
2805 Lansing Ave NE
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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