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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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Portland Clean Energy Initiative

Clean Energy Surcharge Administrative Rules


On November 6, 2018, Portland voters adopted Ballot Measure 26-201, the Portland Clean Energy Community Benefits Initiative (referred to hereafter as the Clean Energy Surcharge or CES). CES imposes a 1% surcharge on the retail sales within Portland of certain large retailers. 

On February 21, 2019, the Portland City Council passed Ordinance 189389 and Ordinance 189390 implementing the CES in the Portland City Code, PCC 7.02, PCC 7.07 and PCC 5.04

In accordance with Portland City Code section 7.02.210, the following new or amended administrative rules are adopted following their public hearing on April 3, 2019.

Please visit the City's Bureau of Planning and Sustainability website for information on the Portland Clean Energy Community Benefits Fund.