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Public Records Requests

Oregon's Public Records Law (OAR 340-011-0310 - 0390) guides access to public records.

How to find information 

Some frequently requested information may be available from these links:

How to request records

The first step in requesting records is to complete and submit a formal request form.

Submit a formal request

If you don't know what DEQ program you're requesting records from, you can skip the checkboxes in that section of the request form. Please check the applicable box if you are requesting records on behalf of a law firm or in response to a public notice.

To expedite processing of your request, please complete one records request per street address. Requests with more than one address (for example, 1600 block of SW Smith Street) will result in delay, as they will require additional information for processing.

Some requests require payment of a fee. We will then contact you if we anticipate needing to charge a fee for your request. DEQ requires payment before making records available. You can find more information about fees in our Requesting Public Records from DEQ: Frequently Asked Questions.

Certain types of public records are exempt by law from being released and usually involve confidential information. These exemptions are listed under ORS 192.501​.​

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Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
Headquarters: 811 SW Sixth Ave., Portland, OR 97204-1390
Phone: 503-229-5696 or toll free in Oregon 1-800-452-4011
Oregon Telecommunications Relay Service: 1-800-735-2900  FAX: 503-229-6124

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality is a regulatory agency authorized to protect Oregon's environment by
the State of Oregon and the Environmental Protection Agency.

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