Oregon State Marine Board

Marine Board office
This building in downtown Salem houses the central offices of the Oregon State Marine Board. (Oregon State Archives Scenic Image 20090122-0102​​)

Present Duties

The agency is responsible for titling and registering motorboats, registering outfitter/guides, co-managing aquatic invasive species inspection stations throughout the state, licensing charter boats and issuing Waterway Access Permits for non-motorized boats 10 feet long and longer.

The five-member volunteer board adopts boating regulations to promote safety, reduce conflict, preserve traditional boat uses and protect the environment. The agency has 38 staff and four primary program areas: Boating Safety, Policy and Environmental, Registration and Boating Facilities.

The revenue generated helps fund the agency and contracts with county sheriff's offices and the Oregon State Police for statewide marine patrol services. Funding also provides boating facility grants and engineering services to eligible applicants to develop and maintain boat ramps, parking, restrooms and temporary moorage facilities. Additionally, funding supports environmental and educational programs to promote environmental stewardship and boating safety.​
Agency Website

Contact Information

Physical Address: ​ 435 Commercial St. NE, # 400, Salem 97301​
Mailing Address: PO Box 14145, Salem 97309-5065
Telephone: 503-378-8587
Fax: 503-378-4597
Contact: Larry Warren, Director
Administrative Rules Coordinator: See Contact List for Marine Board​

Legal & Legislative Information

Statutory Authority: ORS Chapter 830

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: Correspondence
Dates: 1960-1975
Cubic Ft.: 5.25
Title: Marine Board Photos
Dates: 1964-1972
Cubic Ft.: .25
Title: Minutes
Dates: 1974-1976
Cubic Ft.: .5
Title: Publications
Dates: 1960-1965
Cubic Ft.: .5
Title: "Safe Boating in Oregon," Film
Dates: n.d.
Cubic Ft.: .25