A public record includes any writing relating to the conduct of the public’s business prepared, owned, used or retained by a public body, regardless of physical form or characteristics. A “writing” is defined as: handwriting, typewriting, printing, photographing and every means of recording, including letters, words, pictures, sounds or symbols or combination thereof, and all papers, maps, files, facsimiles or electronic recordings. Writing also includes information stored on computer tape, microfiche, films or videotape and virtually any other method of recording information. Public records may be in ‘machine readable or electronic form’.

Submit a Public Records Request

  • Mail & Hand Deliver Requests to:
    City Recorder
    City Hall, 555 South Main Street,
    Independence, OR 97351