Preauthorization Conference

The first official step to receive the three- to five-year, standard exemption from taxes on qualified property in an Oregon enterprise zone is for an eligible business to make application, prior to beginning any project work, using the Oregon Enterprise Zone Authorization Application PDF form.

Following application, the preauthorization conference is a deliberate review between the applicant and the local officials (the county assessor's office is given opportunity to participate) before approval to authorize the business. A written summary of the conference is prepared and becomes part of the application, information in which may be amended up until the start of the initial exemption.