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The City of Portland, Oregon

Office of Management & Finance

Revenue Division

Arts Tax: 503-865-4278

Business Taxes: 503-823-5157

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

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Secondhand Dealers Permits

Shops that buy and sell used or new property that is frequently the subject of theft (“regulated property”) must have a permit. Acquisitions of regulated property must be reported to the Police Bureau, and the item must be held for a set period of time before it is made available for sale.

Program contact:
Anne Holm
Phone: (503) 865-2488 

Notice of Public Hearing


Re: Administrative Rules for implementation of Portland City Code 14B.90 ‘Secondhand Dealers’

A hearing is scheduled for Tuesday, July 3 at 2:00pm at the City of Portland Revenue Division at 111 SW Columbia St, Room 600, for the purpose of adopting two Administrative Rules. One amends the definition of “Regulated Property” by adding gift cards, in-store credit cards, prepaid cards and phone cards. The other amends “Exceptions to Regulated Property Sale Limitations” to outline the procedure for reporting acquisitions of the cards into RAPID. The public is welcome. The Revenue Division director will hear statements or receive written comments concerning the proposed rules. Written statements will be accepted through Friday, July 6. Links to the rules are below.

If you have any questions before the hearing, please contact Anne Holm at 503-865-2488 or

Administrative Rule 020.17-1 Definition of Regulated Property - Draft
Administrative Rule 090.17-1 Exceptions to Regulated Property Sale Limitations - Draft