What do the laws allow?
House Bill 2426 created provisions that allow for the following:
In 20 counties, self-serve gas is allowed at all hours. These counties include Baker, Clatsop, Crook, Curry, Gilliam, Grant, Harney, Hood River, Jefferson, Klamath, Lake, Malheur, Morrow, Sherman, Tillamook, Umatilla, Union, Wallowa, Wasco, and Wheeler.
In 16 counties, gas stations can have no more than 50% of fuel pumps available for self-serve gas. These counties include Benton, Clackamas, Columbia, Coos, Deschutes, Douglas, Jackson, Josephine, Lane, Lincoln, Linn, Marion, Multnomah, Polk, Washington, and Yamhill. Self-serve is an option for these stations, not a requirement. Some stations may elect not to offer self-serve. For those that do, the following requirements must be met:
- Stations must have attended service at the other 50% of their gas pumps.
- Signs must be posted that identify the self-serve and attended-service gas pumps.
- Self-serve can only be allowed during the hours an attendant is available.
- The price is the same for both self-serve and attended service.
House Bill 3260 allows for self-serve gas at retail stations in Detroit, Oregon. This provision will end on January 1, 2029.
Compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
All gas stations are subject to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Oregon law, which requires equal access to fuel for people with disabilities. Any gas station with an attendant or other employee on duty must provide refueling assistance to customers with disabilities.
- Pilots may fuel their own aircraft at airports permitted by the Oregon Department of Aviation.
- Motorcyclists may fuel their own motorcycles in all counties.
- Operators of diesel vehicles may fuel their vehicles in all counties.