OAR 837-046-0160
Civil Penalties


The OSFM may impose civil penalties in accordance with ORS 183.745 (Civil penalty procedures) for any violation of 2009 HB 2365 or OAR 837-046-0000 (Purpose and Scope) through 837-046-0180 (Procedures, Hearings and Judicial Review). Refer to the following penalty matrix for penalties established by 2009 HB 2365:


$10,000 if the person is a manufacturer or importer of lighters;


$1,000 if the person is a wholesale dealer of lighters or distributes lighters by means other than distribution directly to consumers;


$500 if the person is:


A retail seller of lighters; or


A person distributing lighters, if the person is other than a manufacturer, importer or wholesale dealer.


Each day a person distributes or sells novelty lighters after being notified of the violation by the OSFM constitutes a separate violation and subjects the person to additional civil penalties.


All monies collected from civil penalties are to be deposited to the State Fire Marshal Fund.
Last Updated

Jun. 8, 2021

Rule 837-046-0160’s source at or​.us