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The Revenue Building in Salem houses the central offices of the Department of Revenue. (Oregon State Archives Photo)

The Revenue Building in Salem houses the central offices of the Department of Revenue. (Oregon State Archives Photo)

Present Duties

The Oregon Department of Revenue started as the Oregon Tax Commission in 1909. The department has nearly 1,000 employees who help achieve its mission of making revenue systems work to fund the public services that preserve and enhance the quality of life for all citizens. The department administers more than 30 tax programs, including personal income tax, corporation taxes, cigarette and tobacco taxes and marijuana tax. Revenue’s tax programs provided 96 percent of Oregon’s Gen­eral Fund revenue for the 2013–15 biennium.

While the department does not collect property taxes, it ensures property tax laws are applied fairly and equitably across Oregon’s 36 counties. The Property Tax Division administers the property tax deferral program, determines the value of industrial and centrally assessed properties, and supports and trains county appraisers and assessors. Revenue also collects debt on behalf of nearly 300 public agencies, commissions and boards.

The department is headquartered in Salem, with district offices in Portland, Gresham, Bend, Eugene and Medford.


Contact Information

Mailing Address: 955 Center St. NE, Salem 97301-2555
Telephone: 503-378-4988; Toll-free 800-356-4222; TTY: 800-886-7204
Fax: 503-945-8738
General Email:
Contact: Nia Ray, Director
Administrative Rules Coordinator Email: Lois Williams
Records Officer Email: Karen Euhus
Staff Directory from
Location Map: by Yahoo! Maps

Legal and Legislative Information

Statutory Authority: ORS 305.025
Budget Analysis (PDF) - by Legislative Fiscal Office
Audit Reports - select agency from menu

Records, Publications and General Information

Agency History (PDF) - a detailed history of the agency
Records Retention Schedule (PDF) - a list of the public records kept at the agency
State Archives Holdings - a select list of the agency's records available for research at the State Archives
State Library Publications - a link to the Oregon State Library Catalog