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DSL Laws & Rules

ORS 183.310(9) defines a “rule” as “any agency directive, standard, regulation or statement of general applicability that implements, interprets or prescribes law or policy, or describes the procedure or practice requirements of any agency.” Broadly, administrative rules fill the gap between written law and its implementation. State agencies are tasked with rulemaking, and may adopt, amend, repeal, suspend, or renumber rules, permanently or temporarily (up to 180 days). More information on rulemaking can be found in the Oregon Attorney General’s Administrative Law Manual, or online at the Secretary of State’s website

The Department of State Lands (DSL) encourages public involvement in the rulemaking process. Those interested in providing public comment may utilize the online form to Submit Rulemaking Comment, or attend a rule hearing. For information testifying at a public hearing or attending meetings using Zoom or Microsoft Teams, visit our Public Meetings and Engagement webpage. For updates on DSL’s rulemaking activities, sign up for our mailing list here, and select the “Rulemaking” option. By checking this option, you will receive notifications about Rule Advisory Committee meetings, public hearings, and other rulemaking updates.

The following list contains statutes and rules related to DSL's operations. All DSL rules are in Chapter 141, except the South Slough Reserve rules, which are located in Chapter 142. You can filter the list by entering a keyword or rule number in the search box. You can also find laws and rules sorted by topic from the various program rule pages.

Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS) can be found on the Oregon State Legislature website. Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR) are published on the Secretary of State's website.

Find laws and rules sorted by topic
Waterways & Wetlands (includes Removal-Fill Permits, Wetlands, Mitigation, and State-Owned Waterways)
Unclaimed Money & Estates (includes Claims, Reporting, Estates, and Finders)


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