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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

Now Open for Public Comment


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

The City’s Revenue Division (Division) has posted for public feedback proposed administrative rules further defining the CES and taxpayer responsibilities.  Below are links to the proposed administrative rules. 

PCC 7.02.210 requires a public hearing before adopting administrative rules.  The hearing will be held on:

Date: Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Time: 10:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.
Location: Columbia Square 8th Floor Conference Room B, 111 SW Columbia Street, Portland, Oregon 97201

Public comments about the proposed administrative rules can also be submitted in writing by e-mailing them to the Revenue Division Director, Thomas Lannom, at by 5:00 P.M., Friday, April 5, 2019.  Comments can also be mailed to: 

Thomas Lannom, Director
City of Portland Revenue Division
111 SW Columbia St., Suite 600
Portland, OR 97201

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