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City of Tigard

Street Maintenance Fee

The City of Tigard has more than 150 miles of streets, which it is responsible for maintaining. To help maintain the city’s transportation infrastructure, the city charges a Street Maintenance Fee (SMF) on Tigard residents and businesses that is assessed monthly on utility statements.

This revenue supports the maintenance and construction of existing roadways, excluding Highway 99 and Hall Boulevard, which are state roads. Historically, Tigard roads have been maintained by the state gas tax, a source of funding that is not indexed for inflation and thus has not kept pace with the road usage, operations and maintenance costs.

Tigard is one of 18 Oregon cities that have adopted street maintenance fees to close the gap between local needs and state dollars. For more than a decade, the city has used its SMF to supplement the lack of funding from the state gas tax. By having a locally based fee, communities are provided with a stable source of revenue to pay for maintenance and repairs in a timely and efficient manner.

The Street Maintenance Fee is a monthly user fee dedicated to the maintenance of existing roadways and rights-of-way within Tigard. The fee was recommended by a citizen task force and established by the City Council in 2003.

Please Note: Adopted utility bill rate increases will be delayed until January 1, 2021. For more information, including utility bill assistance programs, visit the Utility Billing page or the Tigard AID Program.

Customer Type Monthly Fee
(effective 1/1/19)
Monthly Fee
(effective 1/1/2021)

Residential/Multi-Family (per unit)

$6.83 $7.30

Non-Residential Rate
(per minimum required parking space)

$2.24 $2.39

Rate Exceptions

  • Religious Institutions
    Religious institutions are charged half the normal fee assessed to non-residential businesses. This decision was made because parking requirements for these institutions are relatively high to accommodate large services, while the parking lots are not fully utilized during the week.
  • Vacant Property
    A property must be occupied to be assessed the fee. If a property is unoccupied for 30 days or more, the owner may apply for a fee waiver for that period.

How are the rates determined?
Existing rates were set under Council Resolution 15-31 and are governed by Tigard Municipal Code 15.20.


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