Service Districts


Download your Service District Quarterly Reporting forms below:

Downtown

West University (updated 11-6-2018)


​The City of Eugene enacted a Service District Occupancy Fee as Administrative Order in 1998 after a successful three year trial period. There are two designated Service Districts- the Downtown and the West University. The full text for the Occupancy Fee can be found in Eugene Code 3.650-3.680.


By Administrative Order, the fee, paid by property owners, is to be utilized for concentrated management, marketing, maintenance, and security in Downtown and the West University area due to the unique mix of properties and services in these areas. With this fee the City and its partners at Downtown Eugene, Inc. (DEI) have implemented consistent Downtown Guides involvement, morning weekday cleaning downtown, and additional marketing efforts for downtown businesses. The City and its partner the University of Oregon have implemented food cart commerce on Kincaid Street and additional security presence.

The maps below indicate which properties are included in the Service Districts. Tax lots shaded with blue are responsible for the Occupancy Fee. If you are uncertain if your property is included or have questions about the Service District, consult EC 3.650(1-2) for the District Boundaries or contact Allie Camp.


Downtown Service District property owners can contact Claire Barnum, Executive Director of DEI, with questions.


New to the Service Districts? A welcome letter was mailed out to property owners in July 2018. Read that letter here. Additionally, a list of frequently asked questions is available here.

DSD map
WUSD map

Each Service District has its own reporting form and fees. Be sure to use the correct form for your report. If your building has tenants, you will be required to complete the Service District Tenant Schedule to submit with your quarterly occupancy reports.


The Downtown Service District rates are as follows, and the form can be downloaded here.

Inner- $0.04 per occupied square foot

Outer- $0.03 per occupied square foot

Basement- $0.01 per occupied square foot

Hotel/Motel- $7.50 per occupied room on average


The West University Service District rates are as follows, and the form can be downloaded here.

Fee- $0.04 per occupied square foot

Hotel/Motel- $7.50 per occupied room on average

Certain uses are eligible for an exemption from the occupancy fee. Exemptions are outlined in detail in EC 3.680. 

The following qualify for an exemption in the Downtown Service District-

1. Publicly owned property occupied by any public agency; or

2. That portion of property occupied by a certified 501(c)(3); or

3. That portion of property occupied for residential purposes.


The following qualify for an exemption in the West University Service District-

1. Publicly owned property occupied by any public agency; or

2. That portion of property owned by a non-profit corporation which is used for overnight lodging purposes; or

3. That portion of property occupied for residential purposes; or

4. The basement portion of property.


To apply for an exemption, please complete the exemption form and send to Allie Camp.