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File Copy Requests

Marion County Circuit Court offers 6 public terminals in the records lobby located in the Downtown Courthouse. Court records may be viewed without charge during normal court hours. OJD also offers Court Calendars and free Online Records Search.
Any court case starting in 2010, or after, is available for same day viewing and copies. If the case started before 2010 please call the records number listed below to request the file be made available.
Regular, certified, or exemplified copies can be made by a records clerk at the time of viewing. Please review the Copy Costs and Information tab for fees.
Marion County Circuit Court
Records Department, First Floor
100 High Street NE
Salem, OR 97301
Phone: 503.588.5101  Fax: 503.373.4360

Copy Costs and Information

Hard Copy Costs:

  • 25 cents per page;
  • $5.00 for a certified copy + per page copy charge; and
  • $10.00 for an exemplified copy + per page copy charge.
  • Plus actual cost of mailing (if applicable)

Electronic Copy Costs (Cannot be certified or exemplified):

  • $3.00 per request for documents already in electronic format and delivered via email;
  • 20 cents per page for paper documents to be converted into electronic format and delivered via email;
  • 45 cents per page for microfilmed documents to be converted into electronic format and delivered via email;  

What is the difference between regular, certified, and exemplified copies?

Copies are a photocopy of any document or page in a file.

Certified copies are photocopies of a filed document in its entirety (everything filed as one document) that is sworn to be a true copy by a court clerk. The certified copy should not be taken apart, as once the staple is removed the certification becomes invalid.

Exemplified copies are a photocopy of a filed document in its entirety that is sworn to by the Trial Court Administrator (TCA). The signature of the TCA is then sworn to by a judge. The TCA then swears to the authenticity of the judge’s signature.

Copy Requests by Mail

Fill out the Records Request Form as thoroughly as possible and mail the form to the address listed below. Payment information needs to be included for the request to be processed.

Mail requests to:

Marion County Circuit Court
Attn: Court Records
P.O. Box 12869
Salem, OR 97309

Records Request Form (English)
Records Request Form (Spanish)

Online File Copy Requests

Case File Copies may be requested through the below online web form.  You will be called or emailed within 5 business days after submitting your request. Please be prepared to provide payment information at that time.