Services and Resources for Public records

Police Record Request

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

Request a Public Record

Request specific records maintained within a City bureau and view online resources for records that may already be available.

ADAP map tool

City of Portland Website
Interactive map for the Anti-Displacement Action Plan project
Citywide and Bureau Affirmative Action Program (AAP) Plan and Reports
Businesses that buy and sell property that is frequently the subject of theft (“regulated property”) must apply for a secondhand dealers permit. This permit needs to be renewed annually and is nontransferable.
Monthly or quarterly reproductions of the daily work calendar for the Portland Bureau of Emergency Communications Director.
Monthly report from the Portland Bureau of Emergency Communications Director.
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.
Search our archive for audio recordings of hearings.
BHR provides employment verification for mortgage applications, reference checks, loan applications, apartment leases, and anything that requires proof of employment.
Monthly or quarterly reproductions of the daily work calendar for the Emergency Management Bureau Director.
You may submit a written request not to disclose sensitive information about you in legal matters.

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

Records Division

ORS 192.420 provides that every person, corporation, firm, partnership, association, and any member or committee of the Legislative Assembly, has the right to inspect any non exempt public record of a public body in Oregon.
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.