Pesticides and PARC

The responsibility of the Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) Pesticides Program is to investigate pesticide complaints, determine compliance with the Oregon Pesticide Control Act, and initiate any administrative actions deemed necessary. ODA does not assist in the pursuit of any damage reimbursement. 

ODA's goal is to respond to pesticide use complaints within 48 hours. If an investigation is initiated, it should be completed within 120 days. Submit a pesticide complaint form as soon after the incident as possible—or at a maximum within 30 days of the incident—when damage was first noticed. Complaints received after the 30-day period will be kept on file, but the department may not pursue action.

Please return your completed incident complaint form via email, postal mail, or fax. For a copy of the investigation file related to your complaint, please send a written request. 

Oregon Department of Agriculture
635 Capitol St NE 
Salem OR 97301-2532
Email: pestx@oda.state.or.us​
Phone: 503-986-4635
Fax: 503-986-4735​

Pesticide Incident Complaint Form (PDF)

Please return your completed incident complaint form via email, postal mail, or fax. Pesticide incident complaint form
Formulario de queja de pesticidas en Español

​​Initiating a false report

It is a violation of Oregon Revised Statutes, Chapter 634.372(1) to initiate a false or misleading claim through any media, relating to the effect of pesticides or application method used. A false claim means a claim that: 

  • Contains, or is based on, false or fraudulent information;
  • Contains any statement or representation that is untrue in whole or part; or 
  • Omits information that could have a material effect on the value, validity or authenticity of the claim. 
​A person who files a false or misleading report may be subject to enforcement action, including civil penalties up to $10,000 per count.

Need to file a report of loss? 

Report of alleged loss due to pesticides form (2007)

Use this form to claim a loss from the use of a pesticide (including herbicides, insecticides, fungicides, rodenticides, defoliants, desiccants or plant growth regulators) by a commercial operator. Document

​​​​​Resources

Concerned About a Pesticide Application?

What to do and whom to call if exposed or concerned about pesticides. Document
En Español

Pesticide Investigator District Map

Document

What To Do If You Are Exposed to Pesticides

A list of steps to take if you are exposed to pesticides. Document

Pesticide Marketplace Inspections

Document

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More information

Pesticide Analytical and Response Center 

Contact​

Pesticides Program
635 Capitol St NE
Salem, OR 97301
Phone: 503-986-4635
Fax: 503-986-4735

Dale Mitchell
Program Manager
Phone: 503-986-4646
Mike Odenthal
Lead Pesticide Investigator
Phone: 503-986-4655
Michael Babbitt
Enforcement / Case Review
Phone: 503-986-4698
Ben Beeles
Pesticide Investigator
Phone: 503-986-5140
Christy Brown
Pesticide Investigator
Phone: 503-986-4652
Cory Cooley
Pesticide Investigator, Central Oregon, Columbia River Region
Phone: 541-564-5962
Matt Dowless
Pesticide Investigator, Southern Willamette Valley / Mid-Coast Region
Phone: 541-255-8968
Ann Ketter
Enforcement / Case Review
Phone: 503-986-6466
Jaspal (Paul) Khokhar
Pesticide Investigator, Southern Willamette Valley / Mid-Coast Region
Phone: 503-508-3391
Sean Kretovics
Pesticide Investigator, Eastern Oregon Region
Phone: 541-406-9616
Jenny Marin
Pesticide Investigator
Phone: 503-986-4653
Brent Nicolas
Pesticide Investigator, Central Oregon Region
Phone: 541-617-6073
Nolan Quinn
Pesticide Compliance, Enforcement Support
Phone: 503-986-4639
Andrea Sonnen
Enforcement / Case Review
Phone: 503-986-5154
Isaak Stapleton
Pesticide Investigator
Phone: 503-986-4650
Vacant
Pesticide Investigator, Southwest Oregon Region
Phone: 541-840-8229
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