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. 21
Northgate Neighborhood Association Meeting6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.Cornerstone Apartments
2540 Rose Garden St NE
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
Mar. 22
Legislative Committee Meeting12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.City Manager’s Conference Room
Civic Center 555 Liberty ST SE RM 220
Salem OR 97301
Mar. 25
Salem Housing Authority Commission Meeting6:00 p.m.6:00 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
Phone: