Several programs within the Oregon Department of Agriculture receive information about environmental and pesticide impacts and concerns. These programs include Fertilizer and Pesticide programs.
When questions or concerns arise, it’s best to contact us as soon as possible. Many environmental and pesticide concerns are time-sensitive. If ODA staff are unable to gather samples and document conditions immediately, we may miss the opportunity. Providing as much detailed information as you can will help us provide a timely response, will assist us in conducting a thorough assessment, and allows us to coordinate with other appropriate agencies.
You can contact us with a complaint in several ways, including:
Information about Pesticide complaints
The responsibility of the Pesticide Program is to investigate pesticide complaints, determine compliance with the Oregon Pesticide Control Act, and initiate any administrative actions deemed necessary. ODA
does not assist in the pursuit of any damage reimbursement.
ODA's goal is to respond to pesticide use complaints within 48 hours. If an investigation is initiated, it should be completed within 120 days. Submit a pesticide complaint form as soon after the incident as possible—or at a maximum within 30 days of the incident—when damage was first noticed. Complaints received after the 30-day period will be kept on file, but the department may not pursue action.
Please return your completed incident complaint form via email, postal mail, or fax. For a copy of the investigation file related to your complaint, please send a written request.
Oregon Department of Agriculture
635 Capitol St NE
Salem OR 97301-2532
Initiating a false report
It is a violation of Oregon Revised Statutes, Chapter 634.372(1) to initiate a false or misleading claim through any media, relating to the effect of pesticides or application method used. A false claim means a claim that:
- Contains, or is based on, false or fraudulent information;
- Contains any statement or representation that is untrue in whole or part; or
- Omits information that could have a material effect on the value, validity or authenticity of the claim.
A person who files a false or misleading report may be subject to enforcement action, including civil penalties up to $10,000 per count.