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The Labor and Industries Building in Salem houses the central offices of the Division of Finance and Corporate Securities. (Oregon State Archives Photo)

The Labor and Industries Building in Salem houses the central offices of the Division of Finance and Corporate Securities. (Oregon State Archives Photo)

Present Duties

Regulation of financial institutions dates to 1907 when banks became subject to the State Banking Board. Securities-related regulation began a few years later in 1913, when the Corporation Department was created to license security brokers and regulate savings and loan associations. Today, the Division of Finance and Corporate Securities oversees both industries in Oregon.

 

The division regulates Oregon’s state-chartered financial institutions, including banks, trust companies, savings and loan associations, and credit unions. It also regulates mortgage bankers, brokers and loan originators, and consumer finance companies (including payday and title loan). It regulates and registers public offerings of securities, and licenses securities broker-dealers, investment advisors and salespeople. The division also regulates debt management providers, check-cashing businesses, credit service organizations, money transmitters, pre-need funeral trusts and endowment cemeteries and administers the Oregon Identity Theft Protection Act. The division provides information to help consumers make informed decisions about financial transactions and recognize and avoid fraud and inappropriate products and services. The division also investigates consumer complaints relating to areas it regulates.

 

Contact Information

Mailing Address: PO Box 14480, Salem 97309-0405
Telephone: 503-378-4140
Fax: 503-947-7862
General Email: dcbs.dfcsmail@state.or.us
Contact: David Tatman, Administrator
Administrative Rules Coordinator Email: Shelley Greiner
Records Officer Email: Joan Hader
Staff Directory from Oregon.gov
Location Map: by Yahoo! Maps


Legal and Legislative Information

Statutory Authority: ORS Chapters 59, 86A, 97, 446, 646A, 697, 705717, 723, 725, 725A, 726
Budget Analysis (PDF) - by Legislative Fiscal Office
Audit Reports - select agency from menu


Records, Publications and General Information

Agency History (PDF) - a detailed history of the agency (part of DCBS)
Records Retention Schedule (PDF) - a list of the public records kept at the agency (part of DCBS)
State Archives Holdings - a select list of the agency's records available for research at the State Archives
State Library Publications - a link to the Oregon State Library Catalog