Effective November 1, 2021 the Sheriff’s Office will be fulfilling Public Records Requests involving UCSO cases or jail records.
We can fulfill records requests for case reports, photographs associated with a particular case, jail records and booking photos. If you are requesting a call log (aka CAD screen) or audio of a 911 call into the Dispatch Center you must make that request of the La Grande Police Department.
If a case is still under investigation we may not be able to give you a copy of the report and would then refer you to the District Attorney’s Office.
If you request a report about a motor vehicle accident (MVA) we may suggest you contact your insurance company and have them request the report. The reason is that there is a fee associated with getting a report and you may want to let your insurance company pay to get the report, then get a copy from them.
The fees associated with public records are set by County Court Order 2021-19 and are as follows:
Case Report-$10 for the first 5 pages and .25 for each page thereafter.
Photographs printed-$5 each
Photograph CD-$25 each
Jail Records-$10 up to 10 pages, $15 for 11 or more pages
Research and production fees-$35 per hour. Up to 15 minutes there is no charge, after 15 minutes the $35 fee applies with a minimum charge of 1/2 an hour.
Once you make a request the Records Clerk will let you know what the cost will be prior to fulfilling the request so you can decide if you want to proceed. In some cases, usually those that will require a lot of hours to fulfill, we may require that the fees be paid in advance.
If you would like to make a public records request please fill out the Records Request Form and email it to UCSORecords@union-county.org. Or you can deliver it or mail it to the Sheriff’s Office, 1109 K Avenue, La Grande, OR 97850.
If you have any questions please check out this FAQ to see if the answer is there. Or call the Records Specialist at (541) 963-1017 ext 222. Or you can email her at UCSORecords@union-county.org.