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Core values


To protect and serve Oregon’s consumers and workers while supporting a positive business climate.


Oregonians are healthy, safe, and prosperous.


  • Respect
  • Integrity
  • Service
  • Excellence

Regulatory philosophy

DCBS, as the state’s largest business regulatory and consumer protection agency, 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 goal is to promote and maintain a competitive and thriving marketplace, and safe work environment through:

  • Engagement with stakeholders in policy development and rulemaking
  • Outreach and education
  • Effective compliance and enforcement
  • Responsive approaches and innovative solutions to emerging issues