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Self-Service Rules Change FAQs

Can Oregonians still pump their own gas now?

The temporary suspension for rules requiring attendants to pump gas at gas stations in Oregon ends on May 23, 2020. All provisions of this temporary self-service rules change will sunset at the start of May 24, 2020. Self-service for gasoline will no longer be allowed in parts of the state where it had been temporarily allowed. To access current rules, go here.


Where in the state can I now pump my own gas?

Starting May 24, 2020, Oregonians may pump their own gas only where allowed by Oregon statute. See this map where self-serve is allowed. Self-serve is no longer allowed in areas of the state where self-serve rules had been suspended to address the impacts of COVID-19.

What about health issues and visits to gas stations: 

Gas service in Oregon will vary facility by facility. Customers will continue to interact with gas station staff, for self-serve where it is still allowed and for attendant service in the rest of Oregon. For those visiting stations with self-service and who touch a shared surface, please continue to practice safe hand hygiene by washing your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds and not touching your face. See the Oregon Health Authority website for recommendations about wearing face masks and washing one's hands.

What does this mean for gas stations? 

With the temporary rules change ending, customers can no longer pump their own gas, except in counties where it is allowed by state statute. See this map for areas where self-service is allowed.

What is a Class 1 flammable liquid?

Gasoline is categorized as a Class 1 flammable liquid. 

Will the equipment be cleaned?

Sanitation measures will vary station to station, and some facilities may continue to do additional cleaning of equipment.

 

Will the OSFM be monitoring gas stations to make sure they are following the rules?

The OSFM will continue to receive complaints about compliance with Oregon's self-serve gas provisions. If our office receives information that a station may not be following the rules, we will reach out to them to provide education to assist them. 

Attended self-service and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA):

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Oregon law require gas stations to provide equal access to fuel for people with disabilities. For stations that are providing attended self-service, those stations must provide refueling assistance to customers with disabilities. If an attendant is not present at the pumps or otherwise unable to monitor whether a person with disabilities needs assistance, the station must provide a sign that directs people with a disability in the ways they can alert an attendant to receive refueling assistance.


Last Updated: May 21, 2020






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