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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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Amusement Devices, Games & Machines

Games available for play by the public that require the payment of money or other valuable consideration in order to play must have a permit. Examples: pool tables, foosball, coin operated darts, claw or grabber games, trivia games, pinball machines, shuffle boards and video games (except state-owned video poker terminals). Vending machines and juke boxes are not amusement devices. 

Count the total number of devices at the location, whether owned or non-owned. Regulated devices include pool tables, foosball, coin operated darts, claw or grabber cranes, trivia games, pinball machines, shuffle boards and all video games except state-owned video poker terminals. Do not include jukeboxes, vending machines, or state-owned video poker, keno, pull tab or lottery devices.

Mail completed application and payment to:

Amusement Permits
PO Box 8084
Portland, OR 97207

Call (503) 865-2488 if you have questions. 

Location Fee:

If the location has:

1 to 3 devices, the fee is………. $50.00
4 to 6 devices, the fee is……… $100.00
7 to 9 devices, the fee is……… $200.00
10 to 19 devices, the fee is…… $500.00
20 or more devices, the fee is...$1000.00 

(Permits expire on December 31 and must be renewed yearly) 

Program Contact:

Anne Holm
Phone: (503) 865-2488


Portland City Code: Chapter 14B.110

Amusement Devices, Games and Machines