Columbia County Courthouse

230 Strand Street, St. Helens, OR 97051 • Phone: (503) 397-7210 • Toll Free: (888) 397-7210

Columbia County

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Public Records Disclosure

Under Oregon law, information you provide to the County is a matter of public record that is subject to disclosure unless an exemption from disclosure is authorized by law.  You are responsible for knowing the law governing public records.  Requests for nondisclosure must be in writing.  You bear the burden of proving that an exemption authorized by law prevents disclosure.  The County will not disclose such information unless required by law.  Persons concerned with personal safety are directed to ORS 192.445(1) and Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR) 137-004-0800.  Persons concerned with personal privacy are directed to ORS 192.502(2).