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Phone: 503-823-0000

Fax: 503-823-0342

Non-Emergency: 503-823-3333

1111 S.W. 2nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97204

Photographic and Audio Visual Evidence

Photographic and Audio Visual Evidence

Public Requests for photographic, audio and video evidence, and fingerprint cards, are processed by the Records Division.
Please use the Public Records Request Form [PDF]
 
Please choose the appropriate response below for more information:
 
 
 
 


 

Information for Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Agencies

 
If you are with a criminal justice or law enforcement agency, please include as much information as possible in your request, i.e. case number, state ID number, FBI number, name and DOB, incident date, etc. Also include your contact information so that we may contact you if the need arises.
 
Fax your letter of request on your agency’s letterhead to: 503-823-0029
 
OR
 
Mail your letter of request on your agency’s letterhead to:
 
Forensic Evidence Division
Portland Police Bureau
1111 SW 2nd Avenue , Room 1250
Portland, Oregon 97204
 

 

Information for Attorneys, Private Investigators, and Other Private Agencies

 
To request photographs, audio, and video evidence please use the Public Records Request Form [PDF].
If you are an attorney representing a client in a pending criminal case, please obtain a DA174 Form from the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office.  Please include this form (original form required) with your request and payment.
 
A DA174 Form will be required in civil matters if the items requested are associated with a pending or active criminal case.
 
Fees: A $10.00 non-refundable search fee is required when requesting photographs, audio, and video evidence. If photographs, audio, or video evidence is available, the search fee will be applied to the total cost and you will be notified of the final amount due. Please see below for the schedule of fees.
 
Bookings
Mug shots: Provided by Multnomah County Sheriff’s Records Division. Call (503) 261-2810.
Fingerprint cards: $5.00
 
Crime Scene Photographs or Other Audio Visual Evidence
*Initial search fee: $10.00 (required)*
 
4 x 6 Prints: $2.00 per photo
5 x 7 Prints: $5.00 per photo
8 x 10 Prints: $10.00 per photo
Index Prints: $5.00 per page
Audio Tapes: $7.50 each
Two-Hour VHS: $26.25 each
CD/DVD, digital photos/videos/audio: $20.00 each
Color copies: $5.00 for the first two pages, $1.75 each additional page
 
Please do not send money until a representative with the Identification Division contacts you with the total amount due. You will be notified of the total amount due upon receipt of your request.  PAYMENT IS REQUIRED IN ADVANCE OF PRODUCTION.
 
Please include as much information as possible in your request, i.e. case number, state ID number, FBI number, name and DOB, incident date, etc. Also include your contact information so that we may contact you.
 
Fax your letter of request on your agency’s/firm’s letterhead to: 503-823-0029
 
OR

Payment must be included in the form of a check or money order made payable to:

Treasurer, City of Portland.
 
Mail your letter of request to:
Portland Police Bureau
Records Division
1111 SW 2nd Avenue, Room 1126
Portland, OR 97204
  

 

Information for Private Citizens

 
Oregon State Law prohibits disclosure of information deemed confidential or sensitive or as exempted from public disclosure. Examples of confidential, sensitive, or exempted information include (but are not limited to):
  • Elder Abuse            
  • Child Abuse   
  • Juvenile Records      
  • Physical and mental health information
  • Information related to an ongoing investigation
  • Certain personal information
To request photographs, audio, and video evidence please use the Public Records Request Form [PDF].
If you were the victim of a crime and wish to obtain copies of photos, video, or other audio-visual evidence related to you or your case, please see below fees and contact information.

 Fees: A $10.00 non-refundable search fee is required when requesting photographs, audio, and video evidence. If photographs, audio, or video evidence is available, the search fee will be applied to the total cost and you will be notified of the final amount due. Please see below for the schedule of fees.
 
Bookings
Mug shots: Provided by Multnomah County Sheriff’s Records Division. Call 503-261-2810.
Fingerprint cards: $5.00
 
Crime Scene Photographs or Other Audio Visual Evidence
 

*Initial search fee: $10.00 (required)*
 
4 x 6 Prints: $2.00 per photo
5 x 7 Prints: $5.00 per photo
8 x 10 Prints: $10.00 per photo
Index Prints: $5.00 per page
Audio Tapes: $7.50 each
Two-Hour VHS: $26.25 each
CD/DVD, digital photos/videos/audio: $20.00 each
Color copies: $5.00 for the first two pages, $1.75 each additional page
 
If you are uncertain as to the total number of items available and/or the amount in fees, a representative with the Identification Division will contact you with the total amount upon receipt of your request.
 
Please do not send money until a representative with the Identification Division contacts you with the total amount due. You will be notified of the total amount due upon receipt of your request.  PAYMENT IS REQUIRED IN ADVANCE OF PRODUCTION.
 
Please include as much information as possible in your request, i.e. case number, state ID number, FBI number, name and DOB, incident date, etc. Also include your contact information so that we may contact you.
 
Fax your letter of request to 503-823-0029
 

OR

Payment must be included in the form of a check or money order made payable to:

Treasurer, City of Portland.
 
Mail your letter of request to:
Portland Police Bureau
Records Division
1111 SW 2nd Avenue, Room 1126
Portland, OR 97204
 

Booking Information

To receive copies of mug shots or fingerprint cards, please contact the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office - Records Division at 503-261-2810