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The Public Utility Commission Building in Salem houses the central offices of the Public Utility Commission. (Oregon State Archives Photo)

The Public Utility Commission Building in Salem normally houses the central offices of the Public Utility Commission. However, as of August 2013, the building is being renovated for 12 to 18 months. The temporary street location is:

Oregon Public Utility Commission
3930 Fairview Industrial Dr SE
Salem, OR 97302-1166.

(Oregon State Archives Photo)

Present Duties

Since 1911, the Public Utility Commission of Oregon (PUC) has regulated customer rates and services of the state’s investor-owned electric, natural gas and telephone utilities and certain water companies. The PUC does not regulate people’s utility districts, cooperatives or municipally-owned utilities except in matters of safety. The PUC conducts its business at public hearings and in public meetings scheduled every two weeks at its headquarters in Salem. The PUC encourages public involvement in its decisions. The PUC’s regulatory responsibilities are carried out by a staff of about 129 employees. Each year, the PUC issues a variety of reports about utility companies.


Agency Subdivisions

Information about this agency's divisions, offices, programs, etc.


Contact Information

Mailing Address: PO Box 1088, Salem 97308-1088
Telephone: 503-373-7394
Fax: 503-378-6163
General E-mail:
Contact: Michael Dougherty, Interim Executive Director; Susan Ackerman, Chair
Administrative Rules Coordinator E-mail: Diane Davis
Records Officer E-mail: Kathy Williams
Staff Directory from
Location Map: by Yahoo! Maps

Legal and Legislative Information

Statutory Authority: ORS Chapters 756, 757, 758, 759, 772
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