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This building in downtown Salem houses the central offices of the Oregon State Marine Board. (Oregon State Archives Photo)

This building in downtown Salem houses the central offices of the Oregon State Marine Board. (Oregon State Archives Photo)

Present Duties

The State Marine Board is Oregon’s recreational boating agency, serving the recreational boating public through education, enforcement, access and environmental stewardship for a safe and enjoyable experience.

The board was established in 1959 to promote safe boating. Its governing board consists of five members, appointed by the governor and confirmed by the Senate. Board members adopt laws for boat operation, allocate grant facility funds and authorize the agency’s budget. The agency receives no General Fund dollars. Registration fees and fuel taxes pay for marine patrol enforcement, boat ramp facilities and restrooms, and educational and environmental programs.


The board’s office in Salem, under the leadership of the agency director, serves boaters throughout the state. A staff of 40 employees are dedicated to making Oregon’s waterways accessible, safe and enjoyable for the boating public.


Contact Information

Mailing Address: PO Box 14145, Salem 97309-5065
Telephone: 503-378-8587
Fax: 503-378-4597
General Email:
Contact: Scott Brewen, Director
Administrative Rules Coordinator Email: June LeTarte
Records Officer Email: Janess Eilers
Staff Directory from
Location Map: by Yahoo! Maps

Legal and Legislative Information

Statutory Authority: ORS Chapter 830
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