The Debt Management Division of the Oregon State Treasury provides several key services to local government agencies.
Like a homeowner who can reduce payments by locking into a lower interest rate and better terms, government can save substantial dollars by refinancing existing debt. Advance refunding bonds
are issued to pay off outstanding bonds that are not yet due to be retired.
This commission provides technical assistance to local governments and state agencies to improve the market for bond issues in Oregon. It produces the Oregon Bond Calendar, the Oregon Bond Index, and the Oregon Bond Education Center.
The Private Activity Bond Committee helps facilitate the construction of critical facilities for the public benefit in communities throughout Oregon. Certain types of privately owned facilities such as airports, boat docks, affordable housing, or sports stadiums, provide significant benefits to the communities they serve. When the construction of a private facility would provide important public benefits, the project can often be financed using tax-exempt bonds. Doing so reduces financing costs and can play an important role in making such projects possible.
Under the Oregon School Bond Guaranty Program, the Office of the Treasurer may guarantee the general obligation bonds of school districts, education service districts or community colleges for the purpose of providing interest cost savings to state taxpayers.
The Oregon Municipal Debt Advisory Commission is responsible for providing technical assistance to local governments and state agencies and improving the market for bond issues in Oregon. This Bond Education Center is intended to be a source of expanded information for bond issues in Oregon.
The Debt Management Division charges fees for several of our services. This section contains a listing of fees
charged to Local Government Agencies related to bond transactions.