A Quick Reference Guide to Oregon’s Public Records Law


This publication is a quick step-by-step guide to the Oregon Public Records Law for those seeking information from government as well as for those keeping the records. The guide is published as a public service by Open Oregon: a Freedom of Information Coalition in collaboration with the Oregon Attorney General’s office.

For elected and appointed local and state public officials, members of Oregon boards and commissions, citizens, and nonprofit groups.

“Every person has a right to inspect any public record of a public body in this state, except as otherwise expressly provided…”

— Oregon Public Records Law