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Oregon Background Check Resources

Background checks are governed by the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). Most state laws concerning public records and background checks are very liberal and straightforward. In the State of Oregon, public records are readily available to anyone wishing to obtain them through appropriate official state agency channels. Background checks are instrumental in the parties' ability to enter into various legally binding contracts, and as such, are always a good idea. Background checks generally require a written permission prior to performing the inquiry. Occasionally, it is possible to obtain such reports without permission, but the results may lack in-depth details.

If the background check adversely affects the consumer, the party accessing public records must provide a copy of the report and a summary of the consumer's rights under FCRA, and allow the consumer reasonable time to contest the report. Due to the increasing threat of identity theft, some states (i. e. California) may now require the employer to provide a copy of the background check report to the consumer regardless of its content.

Call the telephone numbers listed below (or visit the listed websites) to learn how to access the specific background check information you're seeking. Public information may be accessible online or by phone, mail or in person.

It's always best to call before sending written inquiries in order to obtain exact addressing/ordering information.

OREGON STATE INFORMATION HOT LINE:
(503) 986-1388

OREGON STATE WEB SITE:
www.oregon.gov

Governor's Office

Attorney General's Office

Legislative Records

State Archives

Criminal Records

Oregon State Police

Identification Services
PO Box 4395
Salem OR 97208-4395
(503) 378-3070
(503) 378-2121 (fax)
http://www.oregon.gov/OSP/

Oregon Department of Corrections

Driving Records
Driver and Motor Vehicle Services
Record Services
1905 Lana Ave, NE
Salem OR 97314
(503) 945-5000
(503)-945-5425

Vehicle Ownership Information
Driver and Motor Vehicle Services
Record Services Unit
1905 Lana Ave, NE
Salem OR 97314
(503) 945-5000
(503) 945-5425 (fax)

Vital Statistics
(birth, death, divorce, marriage)
Oregon State Health Division
Vital Records
PO Box 14050
Portland OR 97293-0050
(503) 731-4095
(503) 234-8417 (fax)

Business/Corporate Information
Corporation Division
Public Service Building
255 Capitol St., NE
Salem OR 97310-1327
(503) 986-2317
(503) 378-4381 (fax)

Workers Compensation Information
Department of Consumer and Business Services
Workers Compensation Division
350 Winter St., NE
Salem OR 97310
(503) 947-7818
(503) 947-7993 (fax)

UCCs and Federal Tax Liens [state tax liens available only
at county level]
Secretary of State
UCC Division
255 Capitol St, NE
Suite 151
Salem OR 97310-1327
(503) 986-2200 x6
(503) 373-1166 (fax)

It's always best to call before sending written inquiries in order to obtain exact addressing/ordering information.

Note: Government agencies are continually updating and expanding online access to their records; consequently, this page is continually updated and expanded. Check back for the latest information!

City-County Cross Index

ONLINE: Oregon Circuit Courts
(Online access available through the Oregon Judicial Information Network. For information call 800-858-9658; ask for Jennifer.)

Baker County, Suite 150
1995 3rd St.
Baker, OR 97814
(541) 523-6305

ONLINE: Assessor, Property
www.bakercounty.org/Assessor/Assessor_Search.html

Benton County
120 N.W. 4th St.
Corvallis, OR 97330
(541) 766-6828

ONLINE:
County Recorder
www.co.benton.or.us

Assessor/Taxation Download
www.co.benton.or.us/assessor/data_extract.html

Clackamas County
807 Main St., Room 104
Oregon City, OR 97045
(503) 655-8447

Clatsop County
P.O. Box 178
Astoria, OR 97103
(503) 325-8555

Columbia County
County Courthouse
Saint Helens, OR 97051
(503) 397-2327

Coos County Courthouse
250 N. Baxter St.
Coquille, OR 97423
(541) 396-3121

ONLINE: Assessor, Property Tax
http://coos.gtrsoft.com

Crook County
300 E. 3rd St., Rm. 23
Prineville, OR 97754
(541) 447-6541

Curry County
P.O. Box 746
Gold Beach, OR 97444-0746
(541) 247-4511

Deschutes County
1340 N.W. Wall St.
Bend, OR 97701
(541) 388-5300

ONLINE:
Assessor
www.co.deschutes.or.us/dial.cfm
Deeds, Mortgages, Liens
http://recordings.co.deschutes.or.us

Douglas County
P.O. Box 10
Roseburg, OR 97470-0010
(541) 957-2471

ONLINE:
Assessor, Property
www.co.douglas.or.us/puboaa/cgi/oaasearch.pl

Gilliam County
P.O. Box 427
Condon, OR 97823
(541) 384-3572

Grant County
201 S. Humbolt,
Canyon City, OR 97820
(541) 575-1438

Harney County
450 N. Buena Vista St.
Burns, OR 97720-1565
(541) 573-5207

Hood River County
309 State St.
Hood River, OR 97031-2037
(541) 386-1862

Jackson County
10 S. Oakdale
Medford, OR 97501
(541) 776-7171

Jefferson County
75 S.E. "C" St.
Madras, OR 97741
(541) 475-3317

Josephine County
P.O. Box 69
Grants Pass, OR 97526-0069
(541) 476-2309

Klamath County
305 Main St.
Klamath Falls, OR 97601
(541) 883-5503

Lake County
513 Center St.
Lakeview, OR 97630
(541) 947-6051

Lane County
125 E. 8th Ave.
Eugene, OR 97401-2926
(541) 682-4020

Lincoln County
225 W. Olive St.
Newport, OR 97365-3811
(541) 265-4236

Linn County
P.O. Box 100
Albany, OR 97321-0100
(541) 967-3845

Malheur County
251 "B" St., W
Vale, OR 97918
(541) 473-5171

Marion County
100 High St. NE
Salem, OR 97301-3670
(503) 588-5101

Morrow County
P.O. Box 338
Heppner, OR 97836-0338
(541) 676-5264

Multnomah County
P.O. Box 2716
Portland, OR 97208
(503) 988-3003

Polk County
850 Main St.
Dallas, OR 97338
(503) 623-3154

Sherman County
P.O. Box 365
Moro, OR 97039-0365
(503) 565-3650

Tillamook County
201 Laurel Ave.
Tillamook, OR 97141
(503) 842-8014

Umatilla County
216 S.E. 4th St.
Pendleton, OR 97801-1227
(541) 278-0341

Union County
1001 4th St.
La Grande, OR 97850
(541) 962-9500

Wallowa County
101 S. River St.
Enterprise, OR 97828
(541) 426-4991

Wasco County
511 Washington St.
The Dalles, OR 97058
(541) 296-3154

Washington County
155 N. 1st Ave., Suite 130
Hillsboro, OR 97124
(503) 846-8888

Wheeler County
P.O. Box 327
Fossil, OR 97830-0327
(541) 763-2541

Yamhill County
535 N.E. 5th St.
McMinnville, OR 97128
(503) 434-7530