Oregon Secretary of State


Oregon Liquor and Cannabis Commission

Oregon Liquor and Cannabis Commission Building
The Oregon Liquor and Cannabis Commission​ Office Building on Southeast McLoughlin Boulevard in Portland. (Oregon State Archives Scenic Image 20180409-3173​​)

Present Duties

The Oregon Liquor and Cannabis Commission (OLCC) provides education about and enforcement of liquor and marijuana laws. OLCC places emphasis on addressing alcohol and marijuana sales to minors and visibly intoxicated people. 

OLCC manages and distributes distilled spirits; licenses and regulates businesses that sell and serve alcohol; and trains and issues permits for alcohol servers. The agency licenses, regulates, and issues permits for marijuana workers and tracks adult-use cannabis in Oregon’s recreational marijuana industry. The OLCC is also responsible for administration and compliance of Oregon’s Bottle Bill.

Seven citizen commissioners set policy for the OLCC. The agency also relies on advisory committees, government officials and citizens to guide its decision-making. OLCC employs 347 people, is headquartered in Portland and has four regional and numerous satellite offices throughout the state. Through the sale of distilled spirits and beer and wine privilege fees, OLCC is the third-largest revenue generator for the state, with a 2019–2021 biennium value of over $1.5 billion.​
Agency Website

Contact Information

Telephone: 503-872-5000; Toll-free: 1-800-452-6522
Fax: 503-872-5266
Contact: Craig Prins, Interim Executive Director

Legal & Legislative Information

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

Budget Analysis - by Legislative Fiscal Office
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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