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The City of Portland, Oregon

Planning and Sustainability

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Phone: 503-823-7700

Curbside Hotline: 503-823-7202

1810 SW 5th Ave, Suite 710, Portland, OR 97201

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Application for an Exemption from Home Energy Score Requirement

You may qualify for an exemption.

The Home Energy Score Administrative Rules contain specific exemption categories. Answer all the required questions and select one from the full list of possible exemptions below. Be prepared to upload documented proof. Submit your exemption application at least 10 days prior to listing your home for sale.

Upon receipt of the exemption request, the Director will provide a receipt to acknowledge receiving the exemption request. The City reserves the right to verify documentation within 10 business days and to issue a written decision when denying a request for exemption. The absence of any written response is an approval of the request.

If submitting outside of the automated form, all documentation may be submitted by:

Email - with subject " City of Portland Home Energy Score Program Exemption Request"

Or hard copy - Attn: City of Portland Home Energy Score Program Exemption Request
Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability
1900 4th Ave. Room 7100
Portland, OR 97201

e.g. 1120 SW 5TH or 5TH AND MAIN
Do you own the property?

NOTE: If you are unable to provide proof of hardship, you will be unable to complete this form. Please email or call 503-823-5771.

(Maximum file size: 30MB)
Demographic information (Property Owners Only, Optional)

We are gathering the following information to understand what populations are being served by this provision. Completing this portion of the form is optional.

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Electronic Signature

It is Bureau policy to provide confidential treatment for the voluntary submission of personally identifying information provided by you for this request. Your personally identifying information will be kept confidential unless you check the box certifying that you do NOT want confidentiality. Please note, the Home Energy Score and Report are not considered as personally identifying information.

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