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Services and Resources for Public records

To submit a public records request or check the status of an existing public records request.


City of Portland Website
PortlandMaps delivers site-specific property information, neighborhood crime statistics, aerial photos, school information, and tons of additional map data for the City of Portland and beyond.

Request a Public Record

Request specific records maintained within a City bureau.

ADAP map tool

City of Portland Website
Interactive map for the Anti-Displacement Action Plan project
The City's historical records date back to 1851 and are maintained by the City Archives. Records include documents, photos, maps, plans, and reports.

City Government

An elected Mayor and Council of Commissioners are responsible for legislative policy, and oversee bureaus that oversee the day-to-day operations. An elected Auditor ensures the government acts in good faith.
Find recent or past Council documents.
BHR provides employment verification for mortgage applications, reference checks, loan applications, apartment leases, and anything that requires proof of employment.

Lien searches

Follow these instructions to have the City of Portland perform a lien search.
Monthly or quarterly reproductions of the daily work calendar for the Emergency Management Bureau Director.
Land Survey services for City bureaus to support the design and construction of Capitol Improvement and various programmatic projects.
You may submit a written request not to disclose sensitive information about you in legal matters.

PortlandMaps Open Data Site

City of Portland Website
Portland GIS Data available for download. Formats include API (GeoJSON and GeoService), Shapefile, Spreadsheet and KML formats.

Privacy policy

The City of Portland takes your privacy seriously. This policy is designed to let you know what information the City collects when you use, why we collect it, and how we use the information.
Public Records Requests vs. Archival Research
BuySpeed is the vendor portal for doing business with the City of Portland.
Submit a request to change City code and regulations in order to improve City building and land use zoning and rules to foster development.
This is a fee-based service that's usually used to do searches as part of real estate transactions. For one time or infrequent searches, we recommend contacting a title company to perform the search for you.
Shops that buy and sell property that is frequently the subject of theft (“regulated property”) must get a permit. This permit needs to be renewed each year.