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Case File Copies

General Information

The Tax Court is responsible for maintaining all documents in its local court files and serves the public by aiding with records searches and copies of court documents. Requests can be made in person, by phone, or by mail or email on a first come, first serve basis.  The court’s records in both divisions are now all maintained electronically.  (The Regular Division used to maintain paper files, which it no longer does; the Magistrate Division has always maintained electronic files only.)

Electronic copies are $3.00 per PDF file per case.
Hard copies are 25 cents per page.
Certified copies are $5.00 per document plus 25 cents per page.
Exemplified copies are $10.00 per document plus 25 cents per page.

To obtain copies in person visit us at:
Oregon Tax Court
1241 State Street
Salem OR 97301
To request copies by US mail:
Send a request with a self-addressed stamped envelope and include the following information: 
  • The complete name of the person or persons involved
  • The case number or year it was filed
  • The specific documents you are requesting (or entire case file)
  • How you want to receive the documents (electronic/emailed copy, or hard copy)
  • State whether or not you want each document certified, or just regular copies
  • Your name and contact information in case we have questions.

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

  • Copies are a photocopy of any document in a file.
  • Certified copies are photocopies of a filed document in its entirety (everything within a staple) 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 copy, also called a 3-way certificate, is a photocopy of a pleading in its entirety that is sworn to by the Trial Court Administrator (TCA).  The signature of the TCA is then sworn to by the presiding judge.  The TCA then swears to the authenticity of the presiding judge’s signature.