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The City of Portland, Oregon

Office of Management & Finance

Bureau of Technology Services

BTS HelpDesk: 503-823-5199

1120 SW 5th Avenue, Suite 1111, Portland, OR 97204

Printing & Mailing Standards


Per the FY2006-07 Adopted Budget, the City's printing and mailing standards established in 2001 are now mandatory.


The intent is not to restrict creativity or undermine essential business processes and communication, but to support bureaus with the most effective and economical reproduction and mailing services available.  To that end, the City's standards do not define how every type of job must be reproduced and/or mailed.  They consist only of the City's sustainable paper requirements, use of the Official City Seal, and a list of processes that require written authorization from the elected official in charge if they are to be used.  These processes are more suited to commercial business purposes and are not usually considered to be cost effective.  If you have questions, please contact Customer Service at 823-4448.

  1. Sustainable Paper Policy

  2. City Seal Ordinance