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The City of Portland, Oregon

Records Management

Records Retention & Disposition

phone: 503-865-4100


1800 SW 6th Ave, Suite 550, Portland, OR 97201

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Information Request Form

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The City Archives contains records created by or for city government agencies. This does not include birth, death, court, or property records - which are the responsibility of other agencies. The following resources will direct you to these and other commonly requested records that are not held by the City Archives.

Birth and Death Records

If you are looking for birth or death certificates, please contact the State of Oregon at 971-673-1190 or visit their website at

Police Records

If you are looking for police records, please contact Portland Police Bureau Records at 503-823-0043.

City Agency Records not stored at the Archives & Records Center

Depending on your request, some of the information you seek may not be stored at the Archives & Records Center. An archivist will refer you to the appropriate agencies.

For information about our Research Room open hours and where we are located

Commonly Requested Numbers

For a list of commonly requested phone numbers, please copy and paste the following link into your browser: