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Phone: 503-823-3700

Fax: 503-823-3710

55 SW Ash Street, Portland, OR 97204

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Public Records Requests


The City of Portland has launched a new web tool:  the Portland Public Record Request Center (GovQA). Championed by Mayor Charlie Hales, the GovQA software allows you to make public records requests through an online portal. Benefits include:

  • All requests can be made at one website.
  • Requests are routed directly to the bureau holding the records.
  • Payment can be made online with a credit card or electronic check.
  • All requests, all communications about the requests, and the statuses of all requests are available in one place.
  • Responsive documents will be accessible on line to the requester.

This tool will streamline the response process and will ensure that the City stays current with the evolving methods of record creation, retention, and retrieval.

Click on the link below for the Portland Public Record Request Center (GovQA)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) are available on the Portland Public Record Request Center (GovQA) site.

Questions about a particular request should be directed to Kim Kosmas at


Fee Schedule

Fire/Investigations Reports: $10 base fee (covers up to 5 pages, $2 per page after that). The $10 fee will cover most reports.

CD of Photos: $20 (check with Investigations at 503.823.3791 before ordering to see if photos exist – fee is non-refundable).

All reports and photos must be ordered online through GovQA.

Please submit the base $10 fee for reports through GovQA (electronic checks and credit cards accepted) at the time you place your order. You will be notified if additional funds are necessary.

Reports can be provided electronically or by mail. Photos will be provided on CD by mail.

Reports and photos will be provided once an investigation is closed, the reports are complete, and we have been notified of payment through GovQA.