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Administrative Rules

Current Rules

The Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) adopts administrative rules that affect staff members, inmates, and members of the public. These rules help the Department carry out statutory requirements and act in accordance with the Agency mission, to promote public safety. 

For a list of DOC rules please visit the Oregon Secretary of State.

Proposed Rulemaking


The Department of Corrections filed Notices of Proposed Rulemaking for the following administrative rules. Proposed rulemaking includes rule changes that are under consideration, but not yet adopted. All Agency rulemaking notices are published by the Secretary of State in the Oregon Bulletin.

291-079 Shared Information Systems
  • Repeals rule division based on 2011 statutory changes that made the policy and procedures non-applicable to the Department of Corrections.
  • Last day of comment period: 7/4/24 at 5:00 PM
  • Rulemaking Notice 

291-100 Admission, Sentence Computation, and Release

  • Amends rule to clarify rules; remove references to "inmate" and gendered language; add definitions and information on legal name changes; match standard rule definitions; update information on ORS 137.370(4) to align with the statute language; update rule titles and statutory references; and for minor punctuation.
  • Last day of comment period: 7/4/24 at 5:00 PM
  • Rulemaking Notice 

Temporary Rules

291-127 Visiting

  • Amends rule to expand eligibility criteria for consideration for visitation; authorize the Assistant Director of Correctional Services or designee to approve visits for certain minor children with their incarcerated parents under specific conditions; make the eligibility criteria apply retroactively to all persons who have submitted or will submit a visiting application prior to, on, and after the effective date of the rule amendments; delete and add definitions of terms; and clarify the Department's policies and procedures for administrative review of decisions denying an application for visiting.
  • Effective: 5/16/24 through 11/11/24
  • Rulemaking Notice 

The Department welcomes comments on proposed rules. When submitting comments, please be sure to include the division number and title of the proposed rule. Written comments may be submitted using the information listed below.

DOC Rules CoordinatorRules Office, Department of Corrections, 3723 Fairview Industrial Drive SE Suite 200 Salem, OR 97302
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