License Requirements

The state of Oregon doesn’t have a general business license.
However, many occupations and business activities require special licenses, permits or certifications from state agencies or boards.

The state of Oregon offers a searchable online
license dire​ctory,
a directory of over 1,100 licenses,
permits and certifications. ​

Check Local License Requirements

Local Requirements

Cities and counties may require a license for businesses operating in their jurisdictions. If your business is located within the city limits,
check
city offices to see if a local business license is required. If there is no specific listing for business licenses in your directory, the city hall information number is an appropriate initial contact.

Licensing offices for the following cities are:

Portland Bureau of Licenses  |  503-823-5157

111 SW Columbia St., Ste. 600

Portland, OR 97201-5840

 

Salem Permit Application Center | 503-588-6256

555 Liberty Street SE, Room 320

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