FAQ Topic: Laws & public records

What is “The Citizen Reporter”?

“The Citizen Reporter” is Sherman County’s bi-monthly newsletter, produced by the County Court Administrative Assistant. The newsletter contains events and news submitted by entities within the County. Each edition is published online, with printed copies sent to residents countywide. Extra copies often can be found at the Sherman County Senior/Community Center in Moro, Oregon.

Is property line or title information available online?

No, currently Sherman County does not have property information available online. However, you can come by the Sherman County Courthouse between 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to get titling, zoning, property line, and other information from the County Clerk’s Office or the Assessor’s Office.

What rules govern ethics in government?

The “Oregon Government Ethics Law: A Guide for Public Officials and 2015 Supplement” contains the details. Oregon also has a Government Ethics Commission, accessable online at http://www.oregon.gov/OGEC/Pages/index.aspx.

Am I listed on the State of Oregon Sex Offender Registry?

Check the State of Oregon Sex Offender Inquiry System for current listings. You can also check the Offender Map using your location. (Note that anyone who “uses this information to commit a criminal act against another person is subject to criminal prosecution and civil action” under state law.) Also under state law, registrants are required to … Continued

Where do I find a law library?

There is an electronic law library at the Sherman County Courthouse located in the District Attorney’s Office (open to the public from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.). Patrons will be given a username and password to log onto a computer-assisted legal research program called LexisNexis. Some law and reference titles also may be found at … Continued

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