Public Records Requests
Prosper Portland’s public records are available for public inspection and/or copying, with the exception of those records specifically exempted from general disclosure by statute. For the purposes of public inspection, Oregon law defines “public records” as follows:
“Public record” includes any writing that contains information relating to the conduct of the public’s business, including but not limited to court records, mortgages, and deed records, prepared, owned, used or retained by a public body regardless of physical form or characteristics (ORS 192.410(4)(a)).
“Public record” does not include any writing that does not relate to the conduct of the public’s business and that is contained on a privately owned computer (ORS 192.410(4) (b)).
“Writing” means 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 (ORS 192.410(6)).