Services and Information for Public records

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To submit a public records request or check the status of an existing public records request.
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Access City records such as ordinances, resolutions, and City Council meetings. You can also access historical documents and photographs.
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An elected Mayor and Council of Commissioners are responsible for legislative policy, and oversee bureaus that oversee the day-to-day operations. An elected Auditor ensures the government acts in good faith.
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The Ombudsman investigates complaints on behalf of Portland residents and businesses and identify ways to resolve them. As part of the City Auditor’s Office, we’re independent and impartial.
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Monthly or quarterly reproductions of the daily work calendar for the Emergency Management Bureau Director.
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The City of Portland takes your privacy seriously. This policy is designed to let you know what information the City collects when you use Portland.gov, why we collect it, and how we use the information.
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You may submit a written request not to disclose sensitive information about you in legal matters.
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Request specific records maintained within a City bureau.
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The regulatory improvement program updates and improves City building and land regulations, to foster development.
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This is a fee-based service that's usually used to do searches as part of real estate transactions. For one time or infrequent searches, we recommend contacting a title company to perform the search for you.
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BuySpeed is the vendor portal for doing business with the City of Portland.
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Shops that buy and sell property that is frequently the subject of theft (“regulated property”) must get a permit. This permit needs to be renewed each year.