Oregon Public Records
Oregon’s vital records are restricted to family use for 100 years for birth records and 50 years for death/marriage/divorce records. The Vital Records Office (CHS-Center for Health Statistics) of the Oregon Health Authority maintains records since 1903 for births and deaths, 1906 for marriages, and 1925 for divorces. When these records become Oregon public records, they are also available at the Oregon State Archives. Marriage records prior to 1906 can be requested from the county marriage office; divorces decrees are available from the county court. Oregon public records include all court records, overseen by the Office of the State Court Administrator.
Lookup Public Records In Oregon Counties
Oregon's Multnomah County Public Health Department, Vital Records Office, maintains all vital records as they relate to the county, including birth certificates and death certificates. These vital records may only be released to family members, legal representatives or government agencies. Individuals may obtain a birth or death certificate through this office up to six months after the event. After six months, the certificate may be obtained through the Oregon Center for Health Statistics.
Oregon's Washington County, through the Health and Human Services division, maintains birth and death certificates. These vital records are available only to authorized individuals for a fee. Certificates can be obtained either in person or by mail. Individuals may obtain a birth or death certificate through this office up to six months after the event. After six months, the certificate may be obtained through the Oregon Center for Health Statistics.
Oregon's Clackamas County Health-Vital Records Department maintains all vital records for the county. Up to six months after either the birth or death, individuals can secure an appropriate certificate through this department. However, after the initial six month period, birth and death certificates can be requested from the Oregon Center for Health Statistics.