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This building in Salem houses the central offices of the Real Estate Agency. (Oregon State Archives Photo)

This building in Salem houses the central offices of the Real Estate Agency. (Oregon State Archives Photo)

Present Duties

The Real Estate Agency, established in 1919, is administered by the real estate commissioner who is appointed by the governor. The agency is responsible for the licensing, education and enforcement of Oregon’s real estate laws applicable to brokers, property managers, real estate marketing organizations; licensing and regulation of escrow agents (ORS chapter 696); and subdivision (ORS chapter 92), condominium (ORS chapter 100), timeshare and campground (ORS chapter 94) registration/public report issuance.

Each year, the agency processes and tests more than 2,500 license applicants and monitors regulated activities in over 4,400 escrow and real estate offices. Land developers with offerings to Oregon citizens have thousands of disclosure filings with the agency.

The agency provides educational material and seminars for real estate professionals, and conducts investigations and hearings when complaints are filed against licensees, registrants and real property developers.


Agency Subdivisions

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


Contact Information

Mailing Address: 1177 Center St. NE, Salem 97301-2505
Telephone: 503-378-4170
Fax: 503-378-2491
General E-mail:
Contact: Gene Bentley, Commissioner
Administrative Rules Coordinator E-mail: Erica Kleiner
Records Officer E-mail: Kris Ebelmesser
Staff Directory from
Location Map: by Yahoo! Maps

Legal and Legislative Information

Statutory Authority: ORS 696.375
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 Library Publications - a link to the Oregon State Library Catalog