Public Records Requests

It is the policy of Clatskanie People’s Utility District to respond in an orderly and reasonable manner, in accordance with the Oregon Inspection of Public Records Law (ORS 192.311 to 192.478), to requests for access to public records maintained by the District.

The District will provide an initial written response within five (5) business days of receiving the public records request. If you have not received a response in this timeframe, please contact CPUD at: (503) 728-2163

Within fifteen (15) business days after receiving the request, the District will take one or more of the following actions:

  1. Provide access to, or copies of, all requested public records of which the District is in possession, or is custodian, of one or more of the requested documents; or
  2. Provide a statement that the District is otherwise prohibited by state or federal law from disclosing one or more of the requested public records;
  3. If the District is uncertain of whether it is in possession, or is the custodian, the District may request in writing additional information or clarification; or
  4. Provide a written statement that the District is still processing the request and provide a reasonable estimated completion date.

The District will complete its response to each request for public records as soon as practicable without unreasonable delay.

The District may charge fees for responding to any Public Records Request. Such fees shall be reasonably calculated to reimburse the District for its actual costs in granting access to the Responsive Public Records.

The request shall be deemed by the District to be withdrawn by the requester if, after sixty (60) days following written notice by the District, the requester fails or refuses to pre-pay fees due or fails to respond to a request for additional information or clarification.

The District may be in possession of records that are exempt from disclosure under
ORS 192.311 to 192.478, or is otherwise prohibited by state and federal law. (“Responsive Public Records”)

All Public Records Requests must be made:

  1. In writing, via a Public Records Request form (see Form A attached PDF)

    Clatskanie PUD
    Attn: Custodian of Records
    PO Box 216 Ι 495 E. Columbia River Highway
    Clatskanie, OR 97016
    Phone (503) 728-2163 Ι Fax (503) 728-2812

  2. By electronically filling out and submitting the form below.