Tobacco Enforcement

The Oregon Department of Justice is dedicated to helping ensure tobacco legislation compliance across the state. If you are a tobacco manufacturer or Oregon distributor/stamping agent, these resources are designed to help you comply with Oregon’s NPM Statutes under ORS 323.800 to ORS 323.806 and Oregon’s Complementary Tobacco Legislation under ORS 180.400 to ORS 180.455, ORS 323.248, and ORS 323.612.

Tobacco Product Manufacturers and Oregon Distributor / Stamping Agent Information

Directories

Laws

Fire Standard Compliant (Reduced Ignition Propensity) Cigarettes (ORS 476.755 to 476.995):

To qualify for listing on the Oregon Tobacco Directory, all cigarettes must have received approval from the Oregon Fire Marshal’s office. For questions about fire standard compliant standards, please contact Anita Phillips at (503) 373-1540, ext. 264 or Anita.Phillips@state.or.us.

Notices

PACT Act Information

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Tobacco Forms

PACT Act Forms

Smokeless Tobacco Forms

Inflation Adjustment Figures

Distributor Forms

Brand Specific Report for Cigarettes, Little Cigars, and Roll-Your-Own Product with Oregon Tax Paid for All Manufacturers

All businesses distributing cigarettes, roll-your-own tobacco, or little cigars must complete the “Brand Specific Report (BSR) for Cigarettes, Little Cigars, and Roll-Your-Own Product with Oregon Tax Paid for All Manufacturers.” This report is due every month, no later than the 15th day after the close of the reporting month. Distributors are required to report distribution of the above products for all participating manufacturers and non-participating manufacturers.

The completed BSR must be mailed to:

Civil Recovery Section – Tobacco Enforcement
Oregon Department of Justice
1162 Court St. NE
Salem, OR 97301-4096

If you are a distributor interested in submitting BSR data electronically, please contact us at TobaccoEnforcementBSR@doj.state.or.us.

Oregon Distributor/Stamping Agent Certification and Registration Form

Under ORS 180.435(3), all distributors who affix stamps to cigarette packages are required to provide the Attorney General with an e-mail address for notice and changes in the Oregon Tobacco Directory, in accordance with the provisions of ORS 323.005 to 323.482.

Participating Manufacturer Forms

Participating Manufacturer Certification For Listing on Oregon Directory

Under ORS 180.400 to ORS 180.450, all participating manufacturers that intend to sell cigarettes within the state of Oregon are required to file this certification form prior to selling any tobacco products in Oregon. Annual certifications with supporting documents are due on or before April 30 each year. To add or change information for the current sales year, a participating manufacturer must file this certification as a supplemental certification at least 30 days prior to any change or addition.

Non-Participating Manufacturer Forms

Non-Participating Manufacturer Certification For Listing on Oregon Directory

Under ORS 180.400 to ORS 180.450, all non-participating manufacturers (NPMs) that intend to sell cigarettes within the state of Oregon are required to file this certification form prior to selling any product in Oregon. Annual certifications with supporting documents are due on or before April 30 each year. To add or change information for the current sales year, a non-participating manufacturer must file this certification as a supplemental certification at least 30 days prior to any change or addition.

If an NPM is not registered to do business in the state of Oregon, then it must appoint and continuously engage the services of an Oregon Registered Agent to receive service on their behalf. The NPM must also file proof of the appointment and availability of the agent to the Attorney General. ORS 180.430(1). This form and supporting documentation must be submitted with the certification form and remain current.

An NPM must put money into a “Qualified Escrow Fund,” as defined by ORS 323.800(6). Oregon has a model escrow agreement to help tobacco product manufacturers set up their escrow properly. This model escrow agreement satisfies Oregon’s NPM statutes and ORS 180.415(2)(b).

Annual Escrow Compliance Certificate and Affidavit (Non-Participating Manufacturer)

Under ORS 323.800 to ORS 323.806, non-participating manufacturers who are required to make escrow deposits into a “Qualified Escrow Fund,” (as defined in ORS 323.800(6)) must also file this Annual Escrow Compliance Certificate with the Attorney General. This form must be filed on or before April 15 following the year of sales.

Quarterly Escrow Compliance Certificate and Affidavit (Non-Participating Manufacturer)

Under OAR 137-105-0020, any non-participating manufacturers are required to make quarterly deposits into a “Qualified Escrow Fund” and must file this Quarterly Escrow Compliance Certificate no later than 10 days after the due date of the deposit.

NOTE: All non-participating manufacturers must file an Annual Escrow Compliance Certificate and Affidavit (Non-Participating Manufacturer Form in addition to this Quarterly Escrow Form.)

Under proposed amendments to OAR 137-105-0020, any non-participating manufacturers who are requesting an escrow refund due to an inadvertent overpayment of an escrow deposit must file an Escrow Refund Request Form.

Electronic Notice Form

You may register to receive electronic notification of changes in Oregon’s Directory of Compliant Tobacco Product Manufacturers and Brands. This form is intended for tobacco retailers and the general public. A new form must be completed and mailed in as directed in order to make any changes to email addresses.