Oregon/Washington Public Room

The BLM Oregon/Washington Public Room is in downtown Portland, Oregon with limited staff and no parking for visitors. We are working to provide the same services online through the digital public room format. We strive to create a pleasant, easy, and informative customer experience on this website.

Please browse our products and services online and correspond with our knowledgeable staff by email.

Location Specific Questions

If you are looking for information about a specific area of BLM land in Oregon or Washington, or to report an event on Public Land, please reference the field office boundaries map first to determine which local office that has jurisdiction over the area and contact that local office first. BLM offices in Oregon and Washington: https://www.blm.gov/office/oregonwashington-state-office.


Mining Claim Information

File a Mining Claim Online

Mineral and Land Records System (MLRS)

https://www.blm.gov/services/land-records/mlrs

Mining Claim Packet

If you would like a copy of the packet, please send an email with your name and address to an adjudicator and one will be sent.

Annual Reminder Packet

The Oregon/Washington office will no longer be mailing an annual reminder packet to holders of mining claims.

The annual reminder will be sent by email through the Mineral and Land Records System (MLRS). Also, by enrolling in the system, you will also receive email updates as documents are received, processed, and accepted.

If you would like forms mailed to you, please email an adjudicator with a list of requested forms.

Appointment with Adjudication

If you have a complex mining issue to discuss with an adjudicator, please request an appointment to speak to them by telephone or Microsoft teams 24 to 48 hours beforehand.

To request an appointment, email the adjudicator with the subject line being appointment request and include in the email the mining claim name, serial number, claim owner(s) name and a brief summary of the issue or concern. This allows the adjudicator time to research the issue prior to the appointment.

Limited in person appointments will be made available for complex mining claim questions unresolved online or by telephone.

Mineral and Land Record System Reports (MLRS) (Formerly LR2000 Reports)

These reports may be run without logging into the MLRS system.

https://reports.blm.gov/reports/mlrs


Other Useful Links

Interagency Recreation Passes

https://www.nps.gov/planyourvisit/pickup-pass-locations.htm

Oregon/Washington Land Records

www.blm.gov/or/landrecords/landrecords.php

Oregon/Washington Land Patents in GLORecords

www.glorecords.blm.gov

Information for Kids

Join the Adventure!

https://www.blm.gov/learn/kids/join

Every Kid Outdoors

https://www.blm.gov/everykidoutdoors

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District Boundaries

map showing BLM district boundaries in Oregon and Washington

Office Hours

Due to staffing shortages we are open for mining transactions and related inquiries Monday – Friday, 9am – 3pm by appointment only. Appointments must be made 48 hours in advance.

The office is available to answer emails and telephone inquiries Monday – Friday, 9am – 3pm. If you leave a message outside this window, please allow 48 hours for a response before calling multiple times.

Phone – 503-808-6008
Fax – 503-808-6422
Public Room Email
*Please allow 48 hours for a response before sending multiple emails.

Corresponding with this office:

Mailing Address
PO Box 2965
Portland, OR 97208

Street Address
1220 S.W. 3rd Avenue
Portland, OR 97204

Mining Claim Questions

Tina Seibert
Land Law Examiner
503-808-6166
tseibert@blm.gov

Pierre Mathies
Land Law Examiner
503-808-6017
pmathies@blm.gov

Record Requests

Casefile copies, certified patents, archive requests

Ravyn Dunbar
Land Law Examiner
503-808-6372
rdunbar@blm.gov

Bonding Questions

Lisa Stone
Land Law Examiner
503-808-6155
lstone@blm.gov