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Law Enforcement Support Unit

This unit documents, archives and retrieves investigative information in support of the Law Enforcement Division and public services.

Expedited court access card

An Expedited Court Access Card is available for Multnomah County and District Attorney Staff, legal associates, attorneys in good standing with the Oregon State Bar, and independent court vendors. The Expedited Court Access Card is not extended to journalists or members of the public. The following documents provide necessary application details, forms and fees:

Expedited Court Access Card application

Multnomah County alarm permit

Installing or activating an alarm system in your home or business helps to prevent crime and protect your property. Some alarm systems allow for automatic notification of law enforcement when a break-in occurs. Before installing an alarm system with this functionality and applying for a permit to operate the alarm system, please review any applicable local ordinances and review permit fees. You may apply online. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us by email at, or by calling 503-988-0511.

Application and fees


For alarm users within the Portland city limits: City of Portland Alarm Information

Judicial | Non-judicial foreclosure sales

State law requires all Oregon sheriff’s offices to publish legal personal property and real property notices online.

The Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office advertises all sales after a sale date is establish through the judicial process. Sales are published to the MCSO Property Sales blog and Oregon State Sheriffs Association portal. 

If you have additional questions please e-mail MCSO: or contact by phone between 8 am and 4:30 pm at 503-988-0512.  Please be advised we will not be able to provide any legal advice.

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