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Present Duties

The Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) oversees the sale of alcoholic beverages to allow access for responsible adults while protecting public safety. OLCC places emphasis on addressing alcohol sales to minors and visibly intoxicated people.

OLCC was created in 1933 by a special legislative session after national prohibition ended. The agency advocates responsible alcohol consumption by managing and distributing distilled spirits, licensing and regulating businesses that sell and serve alcohol, and training and issuing permits for alcohol servers. OLCC is also responsible for the regulation of Oregon’s Bottle Bill.

Five citizen commissioners set policy for the OLCC. The agency also relies on advisory committees, government officials, and citizens to guide its decision-making. The agency employs about 220 people and is headquartered in Portland. There are regional OLCC offices in Bend, Eugene, Medford, and Salem as well as numerous satellite offices throughout the state.


Contact Information

Mailing Address: 9079 SE McLoughlin Blvd., Portland 97222-7355
Telephone: 503-872-5000; Toll-free: 1-800-452-6522
Fax: 503-872-5266
Contact: Steve Marks, Executive Director
Administrative Rules Coordinator Email: Bryant Haley
Records Officer Email: Debbie Amsberry
Staff Directory from
Location Map: by Yahoo! Maps

Legal and Legislative Information

Statutory Authority: ORS Chapters 471, 472, 473
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
Records Retention Schedule (PDF) - a list of the public records kept at the agency
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