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Programs and divisions

The building safety program adopts construction codes for 13 specialty areas, licenses trade workers and businesses, and oversees a statewide inspection system. Cities and counties administer a single code throughout Oregon, ensuring minimum standards and consistency.

The Building Codes Division receives these types of questions from homeowners, contractors, and others:

  • What types of construction work require a license?
  • What are the building construction requirements for my city or county?
  • Who administers the code for my city or county?

BCD Homepage

Online permits for contractors

Consumer information​

The Division of Financial Regulation protects consumers and regulates insurance, depository institutions, trust companies, securities, and consumer financial products and services.

We do this by:

  • Investigating consumer complaints
  • Analyzing and monitoring financial and insurance institution finances
  • Reviewing all insurance policies before they are sold in Oregon
  • Licensing companies and professionals
  • Registering securities and other investment vehicles

DFR Homepage

Consumer help

Business licensing, regulation​


The Workers' Compensation Management-Labor Advisory Committee (MLAC) provides an effective forum for business and labor to meet, explore, and resolve issues involving the workers’ compensation system.

MLAC homepage​

The mission of the MCP is to promote and enhance the delivery of DCBS services to Oregon’s multicultural communities.

Multicultural Communications Program​ homepage


The DCBS ombuds offices serve as independent advocates for Oregon​ workers and small businesses.​​

Ombuds Office for Oregon Workers​ (Jennifer Flood): 503-378-3351 or 800-927-1271 (toll-free)

Small Business Ombudsman​ (David Waki): 971-673-2895​

Oregon OSHA's mission is to advance and improve workplace safety and health for all workers in Oregon. The division is committed to working with labor, business, and other government agencies to achieve that goal. We carry out our mission in a variety of ways, including:

  • Consultation services: Working with businesses on their safety and health programs
  • Enforcement: Inspecting workplaces and helping businesses correct hazards
  • Public education: Offering workshops and materials covering basic safety and health programs, and other topics.
  • Technical assistance: Developing rules, standards, and technical advice and publications.

Oregon OSHA Homepage

Report an accident or fatality

Request a consultation

File a complaint​

The mission of the Workers' Compensation Board is providing timely and impartial resolution of disputes arising under Oregon workers' compensation law and the Oregon Safe Employment Act. Administrative law judges (ALJs) conduct hearings and mediations. Board members conduct appellate review of ALJ orders.

WCB Homepage​


The Workers' Compensation Division administers and regulates laws and rules that affect participants in the Oregon workers' compensation system, including workers, employers, insurers, claims examiners, attorneys, medical providers, and others.

These activities include:

  • Enforcing workers' compensation insurance coverage laws so that employers maintain coverage for their subject workers.​
  • Ensuring that injured workers receive timely and accurate benefits and quality medical care.
  • Facilitating injured workers' early return to work through incentive programs to employers.
  • Providing consultation, training, and technical assistance to workers, employers, insurers, claims examiners, attorneys, medical providers, and others.

WCD Homepage

Return-to-work programs​