Oregon Liquor and Cannabis Commission

Present Duties

Oregon Liquor and Cannabis Commission Building
The Oregon Liquor and Cannabis Commission​ Office Building on Southeast McLoughlin Boulevard in Portland. (Oregon State Archives Photo)
The Oregon Liquor and Cannabis Commission​ (OLCC) supports businesses, public safety and community livability through education and the enforcement of liquor and marijuana laws. OLCC places emphasis on addressing alcohol and marijuana 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. In 2014, the agency took on added responsibilities of licensing, regulating and tracking Oregon’s new recreational marijuana industry, as well as issuing marijuana worker permits. The OLCC is also responsible for administrating Oregon’s Bottle Bill.

Six 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 328 people and is headquartered in Portland, with four regional and numerous satellite offices throughout the state.​
Agency Website

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
Records Officer Email: Debbie Amsberry 
Location Map: by Google Maps

Legal & Legislative Information

Statutory Authority: ORS Chapters 471, 472, 473, 475B

Budget Analysis - by Legislative Fiscal Office
Audit Reports - select agency from menu

Records & Publications

Records Retention Schedule - a list of the public records kept at the agency

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: Administrative Rules Public Hearings
Dates: 1934-1975
Cubic Ft.: 1
Title: Commission Minutes
Dates: 1934-1975
Cubic Ft.: 4.25