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Issuance of Archaeological Permits 2022

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The State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO), part of Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD), is requesting public comment on proposed Oregon Administrative Rule changes that govern how the state issues archaeological permits. The deadline for comments was 5 p.m. July 1, 2022.

State law requires a permit for archaeological excavation or collection of archaeological objects on public land. Permits are also required for archaeological excavation within an archaeological site on private land.

Public comment

The public comment period was from May 1 - July 1st, 2022 5 PM. The public comment period has closed.

Public comments received

To learn more, visit the following links:

Rulemaking Page


Katie Gauthier

Legislative Coordinator