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Court records that are not confidential or sealed are available to the public. Court staff is responsible for maintaining all documents in the local court files and assists the public with requests for copies of court documents. Record requests are handled on a first come, first serve basis.
Documents in newer court cases can be reviewed using the kiosk computers in the courthouse lobby. Older case files that have not been digitized can be reviewed by requesting the file be retrieved.
Copies of audio recordings will be electronically transferred using digital technology through a secure website. The court uses a digital recording system called “For The Record” (FTR), which is a proprietary system. To play the recordings you will need the free FTR Player which can be downloaded from www.fortherecord.com. (At this time FTR software is not Apple compatible.)
To obtain access to a court file, request copies from a court file or request audio copies of proceedings complete and submit the Records Request Form. You can use OJD's free Online Record Search to find case numbers and specific documents you would like to request
Court staff will calculate the total cost after the request is made. If copies are being mailed, postage costs will be added. The court is able to email pdf documents and certify them electronically. There is a fee and you must have the ability to print the document out in color. All fees must be paid in full before any copies will be made or email versions submitted.
NOTICE OF RETRIEVAL TIME: Please allow 5 business days from receipt of your request. If the file is more than 10 years old or you are requesting a large amount of data, additional time may be required for retrieval. Any questions regarding your request please call 503-842-2596.
Adoption and Juvenile cases are confidential. Access to these cases is limited. For information about requesting copies from an Adoption case, go to our Adoption information page.
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