About Public Record Requests

Under Oregon’s Public Records law (ORS 192), individuals,organizations, agencies, and businesses may request that Multnomah County provide copies or access to written documents and materials.  Please use the Public Records Request Form to request records. After you receive your bill, you may pay on the Public Record Request Fee page.

Please be advised there may be a fee to cover staff time researching and retrieving the documents.  Fee estimates are outlined below. You will be notified of any estimated fee and cost in advance.  Payment is required before the County will produce the records. The fee may be reduced or waived if it is determined it is in the interest of the public.

 

Submitting your Records Request

The records request must:

  • Be in writing.
  • Include contact information.
  • Clearly state what records are sought.

Online Request: Please use the Public Records Request Form to request records. After you receive your bill, you may pay on the Public Record Request Fee page.

E-mail: ac.publicrecordsrequests@multco.us    

Contact:  Michelle Luckey, MCAS Program Specialist, (503) 988-6238 

To mail your request:

Public Record Request

Multnomah County Animal Services

1020 NW Corporate Drive Troutdale, OR 97060

(Address for public records request postal mail only.  Get directions for the shelter.)

Public records that may be requested include:

  • pet license
  • quarantine report
  • citation / notice of infraction (NOI)
  • incident report
  • appeal hearing audio recording
  • digital photograph
  • case file (may contain any of, but is not limited to, the above documents)

Records may be identified by one or more of the following:

  • animal number
  • complainant name
  • citation / NOI number
  • owner name
  • quarantine report number
  • date of incident

 

Fees vary:

  • single document: $1.00 per page for the first 5 pages and $0.25 for each additional page (except as noted below)
  • printed digital photograph: $2.00
  • digital photo on CD: $5.00
  • appeal hearing audio recording: $17.50
  • extensive or specialty requests will be prorated at the actual cost to produce the document ($33.89 per hour)

You may receive a bill for your record request. Alternately, we may require payment in advance which can be submitted in person at the shelter or by phone with a credit card.

Multiple Record Requests

Any request made for multiple records which apply to different owners or animals shall be considered a separate request and billed accordingly.