Requesting Records & Information

What Is a Public Record?

A public record is defined by Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS) 192.005(5) as a document, book, paper, photograph, file, sound recording, machine-readable electronic record, or other material such as court files and mortgage and deed records, regardless of physical form or characteristics, made, received, filed, or recorded in pursuance of law or in connection with the transaction of public business.

In accordance with Oregon state law, the City of Silverton records are available for inspection and/or copying by the public, unless exempted from disclosure by state statute. View information on the request process.

Locating a Public Record

You may be able to find the document you are looking for right here on our website. If you are having difficulty locating a document, contact the City at 503-874-2205 or at for assistance.

To request to view a public record or receive a copy of a public record, use the Fillable Public Records Request Form. You can also view more information on Police Department public records.