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City Recorder

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Our operations include access to public records, public meetings, and the election process for the City of Bend. Our goal is to give citizens and visitors an opportunity to understand the processes of governance in our city. This is a government that truly belongs to the people.


Access to City Meetings - All Council meetings are open to the general public, except executive sessions. If you have accommodation needs in order to attend City meetings, please let us know. We will make sure you have access. All materials will be made available to you at your request. We provide assisted listening devices at meetings and will also provide meeting materials in alternate formats upon request. TDD service is available through the Oregon Telephone Relay Service for individuals with hearing impairment, and we can facilitate communication needs through this important resource. For information, please call 1-800-735-2900.

Public Records - The City Recorder is the custodian of public records for the City of Bend. To request a record, please complete and submit an on-line public records request or download, print and return the Public Records Request Form. Questions in regards to public records, please see the Public Records Policy.

Information on Activities of the Bend City Council and Advisory Committees - This office can assist you with contacting members of various Council appointed advisory committees.

Information Related to City Codes and Laws - We can assist you in your research of local ordinances. You can access the City ordinance through the City Code. Franchise agreements have not been codified.  For access to State laws, Oregon State Statues.

Advisory Committee Recruitment and Training - Are you interested in public service to your community? Whether your interests are in public transportation, planning or other advisory service to the City Council, we can provide information on various volunteer opportunities.

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