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Clean Energy Surcharge

City of Portland's Revenue Division information related to the Clean Energy Surcharge.

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 7.02PCC 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.