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. 14
Salem Parks and Recreation Advisory Board Meeting 5:30 p.m.7:00 p.m.Traffic Control Conference Room
Civic Center 555 Liberty ST SE RM 325
Salem OR 97301
South Gateway Neighborhood Association Meeting6:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.Our Savior's Lutheran Church
1770 Baxter RD SE
Salem OR 97306
Highland Neighborhood Association Meeting7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.North Neighbors Resource Center
945 Columbia ST NE
Salem OR 97301
Dec. 18
System Development Charge Methodolgy Committee8:30 a.m.10:30 a.m.Public Works Department
Civic Center
555 Liberty ST SE RM 325
Salem OR 97301
West Salem Neighborhood Association Meeting7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.Roth’s Fresh Markets
1130 Wallace RD NW
Salem OR 97304

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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