Complainant Confidentiality Policy
The County's enforcement-related confidentiality policy is based on State of Oregon public records' statutes. Enforcement records are public records but the name of complainant is exempt from disclosure. The exemption is entitled: "information submitted to a public body in confidence." As such, any record that identifies a complainant is exempt from disclosure. However, notes in a file or a complaint letter that does not specifically identify the complainant may be disclosed.
The County will disclose the complainant's name if that person is going to be a witness in an enforcement case - the "right of cross examination" requires this provision.
For more information, please contact Code Enforcement staff.