Reports from Oregonians are vital for effective enforcement of Oregon’s environmental laws. You can report anything that you think is polluting land, air, or water. When in doubt, contact us.
Online Complaint Form
Report pollution problems online anytime. You can expect a response from a DEQ investigator within two business days.
Phone reports: 1-888-997-7888
Report pollution problems by telephone to DEQ anytime, day or night. Please leave a detailed message, including your name and phone number. DEQ staff will return your call during regular complaint intake hours within two hours of receiving your call to complete your report. DEQ's complaint intake hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
You may request that your personal information be kept confidential. If you can’t leave a message, please call DEQ’s Main Reception during business hours at 503-229-5696.
Oil spills and other emergencies
Please report oil spills and releases of other hazardous materials to the Oregon Emergency Response System at 1-800-452-0311. If you need immediate medical attention, call 911.
When making your complaint
To ensure a prompt response to your complaint, please be ready with as much of the following information as possible:
- What is the problem?
- Where is the problem?
- What kind of material is involved?
- How much is there?
- Who is responsible for the material?
We realize that some situations are ongoing and may change quickly. If you have additional information to report after you have filed a complaint, please hold it to provide to the inspector when you are contacted. DEQ can only log one complaint per day per person for an ongoing situation. Emergencies should be directed to the Oregon Emergency Response System, above.