You must comply with the laws that authorize the issuance of subpoenas for your criminal, civil or administrative case, such as ORS 136.580, ORCP 55, FRCMP 17, FRCP 45. Please review the applicable laws related to the issuance of a subpoena.
The Portland Police Bureau has the right to object or move to quash a subpoena. The Bureau reserves the right to object or quash subpoenas which are technically flawed, employed for impermissible discovery purposes, and/or seeking privileged or confidential documents that cannot be released in absence of valid court review or order.
Please make sure that your Subpoena Duces Tecum includes a valid evidentiary hearing date.
Due to COVID restrictions and staffing shortages, in person service is not available at this time.
Contact the Public Records Supervisor, Tammi Weiss at 503-823-9751 to see if service can be completed via email or U.S. mail.
Faxed subpoenas will not be accepted.
Address your subpoena to:
Portland Police Bureau
Custodian of Records
1111 SW 2nd Avenue, Room 1126
Portland, Oregon 97204
Or if emailing, Tammi.Weiss@portlandoregon.gov
The Portland Police Bureau requires, at minimum, three business days notice for response. Please review the applicable laws related to the issuance of a subpoena.
Requesters must pay the reasonable costs for production of documents.