Online Info - Law & Government

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State Government

Oregon Legislature: Bills and Laws
The Oregon Legislature provides free online transcripts of the Oregon Revised Statutes, the Oregon Constitution, select Oregon state government publications, bills dating back to 2007, and laws dating back to 1999. The Oregon Revised Statutes are also published in an annual print edition by the Oregon Legislative Counsel.

State of Oregon is a portal site encompassing all aspects of Oregon’s state government. Services provided through include fill-in-the-blank legal and tax forms, online voter registration, unemployment benefits, business registry, drivers’ information, outdoor recreation licenses, and tools for job seekers.

Federal Government

GovInfo (formerly known as FDSys)
GovInfo is a service of the United States Government Publishing Office (GPO), which is a Federal agency in the legislative branch. It provides free public access to official publications from all three branches of the Federal Government, including the Congressional Record. 

U.S. Government includes information on all branches, divisions, and levels of government in the United States. Site coverage includes federal grants and loans, immigration and citizenship, passports, health insurance and public assistance programs, and contact information for elected officials.
Documents the activities of the United States Congress. Explore the Congressional Record, legislation, treaties, and other archives managed by the Library of Congress through an easy-to-use search interface.

Legal Information

Crook County Law Library
Update 6/12: The Law Library is moving to Crook County Library! Some materials may be unavailable during the transition. If you need assistance accessing the Law Library collection, please speak to library staff.

Available to all Oregonians, the Fastcase collection includes the United States Code, United States Supreme Court and Court of Appeals Cases; and  cases, statutes, regulations, court rules, constitutions, attorney general opinions, and session laws for Oregon, Alaska, Arizona, California, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, and Washington.

*Gale Legal Forms Oregon
Sample forms and sample completed forms (including ones that have gone through the court system) that address a number of different legal needs for Oregonians: tenant/landlord, parenting/child custody, small claims, property, estate planning, etc.


Includes the full text of more than 2,700 law and law-related journals, access to U.S. federal & state case law, thousands of classic legal treatises, and government publications.

Legal Information Reference Center
Download legal forms and read legal reference books (including the popular NOLO guides) for free, courtesy of the State of Oregon Law Library. Your username is "crook" and your password is "oregon."

Oregon Judicial Branch
Includes Oregon-specific legal forms and guidelines for their use, along with a "Self-Help" portal to guide Oregon citizens through the legal process.

Oregon Law Help
Free legal information for low-income Oregonians provided by Legal Aid Services of Oregon (LASO). This easy-to-browse website includes information on a variety of legal topics along with contact info for Legal Aid offices across Oregon.

Oregon State Bar
The Oregon State Bar provides information on a number of legal topics, including Oregon laws, low-cost legal representation, public records requests, and bankruptcy. Services provided directly by the Bar include a toll-free Lawyer Referral Service for those who are seeking legal help.


FreeFile is the Internal Revenue Service's official portal for free online tax filing. FreeFile facilitates the online submission of both federal and state taxes.
Printable federal tax forms and instruction booklets, tax code updates, refund information and more.

Oregon Department of Revenue
Print copies of state tax forms or check the status of your state tax return here.


Annual Credit Report
Annual Credit Report is the only official site directed by Federal law to provide online credit reports. Receive up to three reports a year with no charges or obligations and without giving away sensitive personal information.

Order copies of government-issued vital records online, including birth, death, divorce and marriage records issued by the State of Oregon. To order Oregon vital records over the phone or via mail, click here. 

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