As authorized by law, the Department
charges the following fees reasonably calculated to reimburse the Department
for its actual cost in making public records available, including costs for
summarizing, compiling or tailoring the public records, either in organization
or media, to meet the request:
search by clerical staff at $25.00 per hour;
(b) Records search by managerial staff at
$40.00 per hour;
(c) Records search
by professional staff at $75.00 per hour;
(d) Copies at current state printing and
distribution price list;
at cost set forth in statewide price agreement;
(f) Postage at current postal
(g) If the request appears
to require Department services for which no fee has been established (computer
time, travel, shipping cost, communication costs, etc.) the actual cost shall
be determined or estimated by the Department.
(2) The Department may also include in the
fee an estimate of the actual cost of anticipated time spent by an attorney for
the Department in reviewing the public records, redacting material from the
public records or segregating the public records into exempt and nonexempt
records. The fee shall not include the cost of time spent by an attorney for
the Department in determining the application of the provisions of ORS
(3) If the Department can fulfill a request
for records using less than 30 minutes of staff time, the Department shall not
charge the requester.
(4) If in
reviewing the request the Department determines that a fee will likely exceed
$25, the Department shall estimate the allowable fee and provide the requester
with a written notification of the estimated amount of the fee.
(5) The requester must pay all fees in
advance unless an agreement for later payment is approved by the Director.
Or. Admin. R.
DFW 34-2000, f. & cert.
ef. 6-23-00; DFW 139-2009, f. & cert. ef. 11-3-09;
67-2019, amend filed 06/04/2019, effective
Statutory/Other Authority: ORS
ORS 192.319 & ORS
Statutes/Other Implemented: ORS
ORS 192.319 & ORS