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Office of Management & Finance

Revenue Bureau

Revenue is being re-organized under the Bureau of Revenue and Financial Services.

Phone: 503-823-5157

Arts Tax: 503-865-4278

111 SW Columbia St, Suite 600, Portland, OR 97201

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Service Directory

111 SW Columbia Street, Suite 600, Portland, OR 97201
General Line: 503-823-5157 ~ Fax: 503-823-5192
Email the Revenue Bureau
Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8am to 5pm (closed most holidays

Revenue Bureau Contacts by Service 

Commonly Used Numbers 

Revenue Bureau Contacts by Service

Service Phone Number

Amusement devices, games and machines (i.e., pool tables, trivia games)

503-865-2488

Arts Tax 
(Mailing address: PO Box 1278, Portland, OR 97207)

The Arts Education and Access Income Tax (Arts Tax) will fund Portland
school teachers and art focused non-profit organizations in Portland.
Each Portland resident, age 18 and older, must file either:

  • Arts Tax Return
    • One or more people in the household earn income above
      the federal poverty level and have $1,000 or more income
      (tax due); OR
    • You have less than $1,000 of income (do not include income
      from social security) but live with a spouse or parent that has
      income above the federal poverty level (no tax due); OR
    • Your income is only social security benefits, including disability
      benefits (no tax due)
  • Request an Arts Tax Exemption
    • Your household is at or below the federal poverty level (all
      income, including social security, is counted to determine
      if you qualify) (no tax due)

503-865-4278

Business taxes

Businesses must be registered within 60 days of the start of business activity in the
City of Portland OR Multnomah County.

503-823-5157

Cable Communications Program: Mt. Hood Cable Regulatory Commission

The Mt. Hood Cable Regulatory Commission ("MHCRC") manages cable franchising
for Portland, Fairview, Gresham, Troutdale, Wood Village and Multnomah County.
Advocating and protecting the public interest in the regulation and development
ofcable communications systems; monitoring and helping cable subscribers resolve
concerns in these jurisdictions; and participating in the development and planning
of future communications technologies that use the public right-of-way.

503-823-5385

Liens

Collecting current and delinquent revenues owed to the City

503-823-4090

Office For Community Technology: Business Operations

Strategic planning, advocacy, financial management & Community Fiber Network

503-823-5385

Parking facilities

Managing parking penalty notices and registering Pay and Park and non-pay
private parking facilities

503-865-2488

Payday lenders

503-865-2482

Enhanced Services Districts

Business property management activities for enhanced services districts 
as outlined in Section 6.06 of the City Code.

503-865-2857

Secondhand dealers

503-865-2488

Special events

Moving events on city streets and/or sidewalks

503-865-2482

Social Games (i.e., poker games)

Regulating operators of social games, by restricting location, age, dollar amount
of play, and other rules to protect the public.

503-865-2488

Taxi, shuttle, livery & limousine permits & complaints

Providing for the safe, fair and efficient operation of private "for-hire" transportation services.

503-865-2487

Towing and private property impound

Regulating municipal and private property contract towers

503-865-2489

Transient lodging (hotel/motel) tax - City of Portland & Multnomah County

Registration of hotels, motels, bed & breakfasts, mobile home parks, etc. & tax
information may be obtained from the Revenue Bureau

503-865-2857

Utility Franchise/Utility License Management Program

Any utility or entity seeking any long term use of the streets must have authority
from City Council for that use. This Program negotiates and administers these
agreements for the City, and also administers the City’sUtility License and
Privilege Tax Codes (PCC 7.14 and 7.12).

503-823-5385

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  Commonly Used Numbers: Additional Government Contacts
(Regulations vary by business, so not all requirements are listed)

Doing business in Portland: fees & taxes paid by businesses

City of Portland & Multnomah County Information

503-823-4000

Clackamas County: General Information 

503-655-8011

Washington County: General Information

503-846-8611

Multnomah Co.: Assessment & Taxation 

503-988-3326

503-988-3681

503-988-3440

Permit Center: City of Portland Dev. Services  

503-823-7300

Federal Citizen Information Center (FCIC)

800-688-9889

800-829-4933

State Tax / TriMet Tax 
503-378-4988
503-378-3720

 

Permanent and temporary food-service operations 

 

Fire Code

Questions prior to lease, purchase, or setup of a business regarding code requirements

503-823-3700

Home Occupation Permits
Business operations from a residence in Portland 
City:
503-823-7306
 
County:
503-988-3043

Zoning Requirements

Confirming property appropriate for business use

City: 

503-823-7526

 
County:
503-988-3043

City/County Boundaries

Determine land location contact the City of Portland Permit Center or reference PortlandMaps  
City:

503-823-7310

 
County:
503-988-3043

Oregon Secretary of State

All businesses operating in the State of Oregon are required to register with
the Secretary of State (except for sole proprietors operating under their
own name).

503-986-2200

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