Regulatory Issues

The goal of the Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) is to respond to pesticide-use complaints within 48 hours. If an investigation is initiated, the investigation should be completed within 120 days.​​​​​​​​​​

How to file a complaint

Improper use of pesticides in a home, on the farm, or in a forest can harm people or the environment. To report a pesticide use complaint, please complete the following Pesticide Incident Complaint Form and submit it to the Oregon Department of Agriculture, Pesticides Program, 635 Capitol St. NE, Salem, OR, 97301-2532 or fax the complaint form to
A pesticide use complaint also can be reported to a local Pesticide Program District Office (see Investigator District Map link below). A pesticide investigator will contact you and follow up on your complaint to determine compliance with Oregon's pesticide laws and regulations. 

Pesticide Incident Complaint Form


Concerned About a Pesticide Application?

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

Investigator District Map


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


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. According to the Liability Claims Procedure (ORS 634.172), the report must be filed within 60 days of the application or before 50% of the affected crop is harvested. This form may also be used to claim a loss from pesticide use by a non-commercial operator. Document



More information

Pesticide Analytical and Response Center 


Pesticides Program
Phone: 503-986-4635
Fax: 503-986-4735
Michael Babbitt
Pesticide Investigator
Phone: 503-986-4698
Cory Cooley
Pesticide Investigator, Central Oregon, Columbia River area
Phone: 541-564-5962
Jason Eck
Pesticide Compliance, Enforcement Support
Phone: 503-986-4639
Sunny Jones
Pesticide Investigator
Phone: 503-986-6466
Jaspal (Paul) Khokhar
Pesticide Investigator
Phone: 503-986-4653
Sean Kretovics
Pesticide Investigator, Eastern Oregon
Phone: 541-406-9616
Devon Luthy
Pesticide Investigator, Southwest Oregon
Phone: 541-840-8229
Dale Mitchell
Program Manager
Phone: 503-986-4646
Brent Nicolas
Pesticide Investigator, Central Oregon
Phone: 541-617-6073
Mike Odenthal
Pesticide Investigator
Phone: 503-986-4655
Isaak Stapleton
Pesticide Investigator
Phone: 503-986-4650