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About Us
Our Mission
Our Values
Who We Are
What We Do
Types of Taxes We Collect
How Taxes Are Used

Our Mission
 
We consistently and fairly administer fuels tax laws for funding a safe, efficient transportation system that supports economic opportunity and livable communities for all Oregonians.

Our Values
 
Fuels Tax Group is responsive, respectful and responsible.  We value customer service, accountability and professionalism. 

Who We Are
 
The Fuels Tax Group is part of the Financial Services Branch of the Oregon Department of Transportation. The group currently consists of 24 employees, including managers, professional and technical staff.

What We Do
 
The group has four main functions.
 
  • Licensing and tax report processing for Motor Vehicle Fuel dealers and Use Fuel licensees.
  • Fuels tax refund processing.
  • Tax compliance audit services.
  • Collection of delinquent accounts.
 
In addition to administering the Fuels Tax Law pursuant to Oregon Revised Statutes Chapter 319, we also administer the fuels tax ordinances for Multnomah County, Washington County and the cities of Woodburn, Eugene, Springfield, Cottage Grove, Veneta, Tigard, Milwaukie, Coquille, Coburg, Astoria, Warrenton, Canby, Newport, and Hood River.

Types of Taxes We Collect
 
Oregon Motor Vehicle Fuel consists of gasoline, aircraft fuel (i.e. aviation gasoline and jet fuel) and ethanol blends.
 
Oregon Use Fuel consists of diesel, biodiesel, propane, compressed natural gas and any fuel other than gasoline used in a motor vehicle.
 
Multnomah County and Washington County Motor Vehicle Fuel consists of gasoline and ethanol blends.
 
Motor Vehicle Fuel for the cities of Woodburn, Eugene, Springfield, Cottage Grove, Veneta, Tigard, Milwaukie, Astoria, Warrenton, Canby, Newport, and Hood River consists of gasoline, ethanol blends, and diesel.

How Taxes Are Used
 
Oregon´s fuel taxes are dedicated to the creation, preservation, and maintenance of Oregon´s transportation infrastructure. More about ODOT´s use of funds can be found in the following link: