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Oregon’s largest consumer protection and business regulatory agency

Regulatory agency

DCBS is Oregon’s largest consumer protection and business regulatory agency. We are a resource to consumers and businesses in areas involving building safety, finance, and workplace health and safety.

How we serve you

Mahonia Hall reforms

In 1990, a group of workers and employers came together to fix a crumbling workers’ compensation system. The changes that came from the reforms have helped Oregon become one of the nation’s most successful workers’ compensation systems.

Workers' compensation reforms

DCBS core values

DCBS strives for a balanced approach that protects Oregon consumers and workers while considering the effect our regulations have on the economy, businesses, and individuals we regulate.

Our mission and values

DCBS history

From 1887, when the Secretary of State received ex officio powers as insurance commissioner, to the present day – the agency has had a rich history of consumer protection and business regulation.

See our timeline

DCBS is setting its forward course by engaging in a strategic planning process.

This process will shape our department and further define who we are, what we do, and why we do it. Strategic planning will help us determine our objectives and initiatives, and provide a vision of how we will achieve them.

DCBS strategic planning