Cigarettes and Tobacco Products

ORS 323.225
Transporters’ permits and records


Any transporter seeking to possess or acquire untaxed cigarettes for transportation or transport upon the highways, roads or streets of this state shall obtain a permit from the Department of Revenue authorizing the transporter to possess or acquire for transportation or transport the untaxed cigarettes, and shall have the permit in the transporting vehicle during the period of transportation of the cigarettes. The application for the permit shall be in such form and shall contain such information as may be prescribed by the department. The department may issue a permit for a single load or shipment or for a number of loads or shipments to be transported under specified conditions.


Each transporter who transports, or possesses or acquires for the purpose of transporting, untaxed cigarettes upon the highways, roads or streets of this state is required to have within the transporting vehicle invoices or bills of lading covering the shipment of cigarettes being transported that show the name and address of the consignor or seller, the name and address of the consignee or purchaser and the quantity and brands of cigarettes transported. [1965 c.525 §58; 1985 c.78 §2; 2003 c.804 §20]
Chapter 323

Notes of Decisions

This chapter was not intended to impose a tax on cigarettes sold by an Oregon distributor, to be shipped out of state and sold out of state to ultimate consumers for use out of state. Carter & Son v. Dept. of Rev., 5 OTR 379 (1974)


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