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Records restricted from public view include audits, medical records, sealed records, student records, records related to current litigation, trade secrets, open investigation records, test questions, appraisal records, archaeological data, and endangered species data, to name a few.
Below you will find resources for the Oregon statewide public records that typical researchers are looking for. Other types of databases, such as those for cities and counties within the state, can be accessed via the menus on the left.
- Court System - The Oregon court system has four levels. First are the local Municipal, County, and Justice Courts, which handle violations, misdemeanors, and small claims matters. Second are the two state trial courts: the Tax Court handles tax law, and its Magistrate Division handles tax appeals; the Circuit Court is the state trial court of general jurisdiction. In 1998 the District Courts merged with the Circuit Courts, which handle civil, misdemeanor, felony, divorce, custody, juvenile, adoption, commitment, and probate cases. Third is the Court of Appeals, which reviews decisions from the Circuit Courts. Fourth is the Supreme Court, which hears all death penalty appeals, and those from the Tax Court of Appeals. The Supreme Court has discretionary review of other cases from the Court of Appeals. Oregon Court Records
- Criminal Records - Violations and lesser misdemeanors are handled by the local Municipal, County, and Justice Courts. Serious misdemeanors and felonies are handled by the Circuit Courts. Oregon statewide misdemeanors and felonies may be found through the Oregon Judicial Information Network (OJIN) system or through our Search Systems Premium service. The Oregon State Police offers a criminal history service online. Federal criminal court records and inmate records in Oregon are separate from Oregon State records. For rules about searching in the state, and to access the databases, go to our Oregon Criminal Records page.
- Vital Records - Birth, death, marriage & divorce certificates are provided by: Oregon Vital Records, 800 NE Oregon Street, Ste 205, PO Box 14050, Portland, OR 97293, (971) 673-1190, Fax: (503) 234-8417. Visit our Vital Records area for links to statewide historical birth indexes; the Social Security Death Index for Oregon, historical statewide death & burial databases; death records, cemetery indexes, coroner reports & obituaries from available cities & counties; historical statewide marriages; statewide divorce court filings; and historical divorce databases from available counties.
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Searchable index of the Oregon State Archives.
|Criminal Records | Combined Searches Pay Site|
Use our service to do a combined search of: court records in all 36 county courts, Corrections inmate and offender records; and registered offenders statewide in Oregon for $9.95. Immediate results.
|Genealogical Information Locator |
Search the Oregon State Archives for genealogical information in select Oregon Counties. Includes pensions, births, marriages, probates, divorces, coroner reports, census, naturalizations, elections registers, enlistment/service records, and more.
|Inmates | VineLink |
Search Vinelink for county jail, Sheriff's Office, and detention center inmates in Oregon by name or offender ID.
|Public Notices |
Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association database of public notices.
|Unclaimed Property |
Oregon Department of State Lands (DSL) program for unclaimed property such as tax refunds, check proceeds, wages, deposits, rebates, and more. Search by name. Provides name, address, property details, and claim process.
|Uniform Commercial Code |
Oregon Secretary of State Uniform Commercial Code records by debtor name or secured party name, file date, or by file number. Online UCC search, results, and document copies are free.
|Bankruptcies, Judgments & Tax Liens Pay Site|
Our Premium service offers $5 searches for bankruptcies, judgments and tax liens all at once in Oregon (or nationwide). Instant results.
|Birth Records 1842-1902 |
Search the Oregon State Archives for Delayed Birth Records for the period 1842-1902 by name, year, record type, and/or county.
|City Records |
Use this to reach our index of city databases in Oregon.
|County Governments |
Oregon counties contact information, history, images, maps, county officials, and more.
Oregon Circuit Court Judges.
|Liquor Stores |
Browse by name for Liquor Retail Outlets regulated by the Oregon Liquor Control Commission.
|Lobbyist Expenditures |
Oregon Government Ethics Commission lobbyist expenditures, expenditure summaries, and statements of economic interest.
|Marriage Records |
Search the Oregon State Archives for marriages records by name, year, record type, and/or county.
|Missing Children |
Oregon missing children search from the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children.
|Most Wanted | DOC |
Oregon Department of Corrections list of wanted fugitives and escapees.
|Property | Tax Maps |
Oregon Tax maps by county, city, address or use the interactive GIS map service.
Oregon Revised Statutes from the state legislature.
|Underground Storage Tanks |
Oregon Department of Environmental Quality databases of storage and heating oil tanks, leaking underground storage tanks, and cleanup sites.
|Wastewater Permits |
Oregon Department of Environmental Quality Wastewater Permits database.
|Water Quality Maps |
Oregon Department of Environmental Quality Water Quality Interactive GIS Maps for streams, sub-basin, basin, and permitted facility water quality information.
is located in the Pacific Northwest United States. The Capital is Salem and the largest city is Portland. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.oregon.gov/pages/index.aspx. Oregon
is the 27th most populous state in the United States. The 2014 population estimate is 3,970,239 and the 2010 census population was 3,831,073. The land area is 95,988.01 square miles and there are 39.9
persons per square mile.
88.1% of the population is White, 2% is Black or African American, 12.3% is Hispanic or Latino, 4.1% is Asian, 1.8% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.4% is Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 3.5% are two or more races. 89.4% are a high school graduate or higher, and 29.7% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $238,000. There are on average 2.49 persons per household, the per capita income is $26,809, the median household income is $50,229, and 16.2% of the persons in Oregon
are considered below poverty level.