Insurance regulation in Oregon began in 1887, when the secretary of state was given ex officio powers as insurance commissioner. The Department of Insurance, which later became the Insurance Division, was created in 1909.
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.
On January 1, 2016, the Division of Finance and Corporate Securities and the Insurance Division were merged into one division: the Division of Financial Regulation.
The division regulates banks and credit unions, check cashing, debt management services, financial and investment advisors, insurance industry, mortgage industry, money transmitters, pawnshops, payday and title lenders and securities. The division investigates consumer complaints, analyzes and monitors financial and insurance institution finances, reviews all insurance policies before they are sold in Oregon, licenses companies and professionals and registers securities and other investments.
Address: 350 Winter St. NE, Salem 97301-3881; PO Box 14480, Salem 97309-0405
Contact: Laura Cali, Administrator
Legal and Legislative Information
Statutory Authority: ORS Chapters 59
Records, Publications and General Information
State Archives Holdings from This Agency
The following are selected abbreviated listings from the holdings of the Oregon State Archives. Additional records may be available. These records may be viewed free of charge at the State Archives Building in Salem. Copies are available for a fee. Take the Web tour
for more information about visiting or ordering copies from the Oregon State Archives.
Title: Battleship Oregon Records
Dates: 1935, 1953 - 1961
Cubic Ft.: .35
Title: Capital Construction Records
Dates: 1956 - 1969
Cubic Ft.: 6.5
Title: Director's Correspondence
Dates: 1937 - 1963
Cubic Ft.: 17.75
Title: Management Files
Dates: 1936 - 1967
Cubic Ft.: 32.5
Title: Management Study Records
Dates: 1955 - 1969
Cubic Ft.: 10.5
Title: Reports and Studies
Dates: 1937- 1961
Cubic Ft.: .75
Title: Reports to the Governor
Dates: 1954 - 1956
Cubic Ft.: 4.5