OAR 690-003-0160
Costs for Public Record Review and Copying


The Department may charge a fee for copies of requested public records and certifying public records. The fee will be the fees required by ORS 536.050 (Fees), or for any copying fees not identified in 536.050 (Fees), the Department will establish and charge a fee reasonably calculated to reimburse the Department for the actual costs of providing copies of the public records.


An hourly rate may be assessed for any staff time greater than 15 minutes spent locating records, reviewing records to exclude exempt material, supervising the inspection of records, certifying records, mailing records or otherwise responding to the public records request. An hourly rate will not exceed the actual hourly compensation and other payroll expenses of the person performing the tasks for which the rate is charged. The Department may charge for the cost of searching for public records regardless of whether the Department was able to locate the requested public record.


If necessary to respond to a public records request, the Department may request the Department of Justice Attorney General review the public records to exclude material exempt from disclosure. The Department will assess a charge for this process at the hourly rate charged by the Department of Justice.


Payment for public records requests may be made in the form of cash, check, or money order. Make checks and money orders payable to “Oregon Water Resources Department-Public Records Request.” Persons may pay fees for public records requests by credit card, if that service becomes available.

Source: Rule 690-003-0160 — Costs for Public Record Review and Copying, https://secure.­sos.­state.­or.­us/oard/view.­action?ruleNumber=690-003-0160.

Last Updated

Jun. 8, 2021

Rule 690-003-0160’s source at or​.us