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Office of Management & Finance

Revenue Bureau

Phone: 503-823-5157

Arts Tax: 503-865-4278

111 SW Columbia St, Suite 600, Portland, OR 97201

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Portland area business tax contacts

Local license and tax requirements for business in the Portland area - an overview

City Name & Link Phone Comments
Banks 503-324-5112

$35/year

Beaverton 503-526-2255

$50 plus additional fee (based on #
of employees/rental units)/year

Cornelius 503-357-3011

$80 initial application fee plus annual
fee ($35 minimum)

Durham 503-639-6851

$50 - $200/year (based on # of
employees)

Fairview 503-674-6206

$50/year; also requieres home
occupation permit

Forest Grove 503-992-3227

$25 application fee, $35 - $250/year
(based on # of employees) thereafter;
also requires home occupancy permit

Gaston 503-985-3340

$25/year

Gladstone 503-656-5225

$35 - $50 plus $5 per employee/year;
also requires home occupation permit

Gresham 503-618-2370

$75 plus additional fee (based on # of
employees)/year; also requires licenses
for specific types of business and may
require home occupation permit

Happy Valley 503-760-3325

$50 - $100/year

Hillsboro 503-681-6100

$25 - $750/year (plus $80 initial year
application fee); also requires home
occupation permit & regulatory licenses
for specific types of business

King City 503-639-4082

$170 Initial application fee, $85/year
thereafter

Lake Oswego 503-635-0279

$75 - $145/year; must comply with
home occupation provisions

Maywood Park 503-255-9805 No business license requirements.
Milwaukie 503-786-7555

$100 plus $3 per employee/year

North Plains 503-647-5555

$50/year (plus $70 initial year
application fee); also requires home
occupation permit

Oregon City 503-657-0891

Annual fee ($75 minimum); also
requires regulatory licenses for
specific types of businesses

Portland 503-823-5157

Annual tax based on net income ($100
minimum/year); also requires regulatory
licenses for pecific types of businesses

and home occupation permit

Rivergrove 503-639-6919

No business license requirements
(home occupation restrictions apply)

Sandy 503-668-0880

$41 - $137.50 (plus $1.40 per
employee if more than 25 employees)

per year; also requires home occupation
permit

Sherwood 503-625-5522  $75 - $170.50 plus $6 per employee/
year; also requires home occupation
permit
Tigard 503-639-4171 $55 - $220/year (based on # of
employees); also requires home
occupation and temporary use
permit
Troutdale 503-665-5175

$50 - $65/year;also requires
amusement/lottery device license 

Tualatin 503-691-3057  $55 - $240/year (based on # of
employees)
Vancouver, WA* 360-696-8145

$125 plus surcharge/year; also
requires regulatory licenses for
specific businesses and home
occupation permit

West Linn 503-656-4261

$30 - $200/year; also requires home
occupation permit 

Wilsonville 503-570-1586

$50 - $100 plus $3 per employee
working within the city/year

Wood Village 503-667-6211 $50/year ($0/year if gross receipts
are less than $25,000); also requires
home occupation permit
Clackamas Co. 503-650-3079

Requires home occupation permit
and licenses for specific types of
businesses

Multnomah Co. 503-823-5157

Multnomah County Business Income
Tax (based on net income)

Washington Co. 503-846-8761

Requires home occupation permit

Metro 503-797-1620

Contractor's Business License is
optional; $135/year licenses
construction & landscape contractors
in 20 cities in the Portland area (but
not including Portland)

Tri-Met 503-945-8091 Payroll/income tax based on wages /
self-employment income administered
by the Oregon Dept. of Revenue

 

"Door-to-door" solicitation regulations and requirements for each jurisdiction need to be researched before doing this type of business.

*The Washington Dept. of Revenue, (800) 647-7706 or www.dor.wa.gov, should be contacted by those planning to do business in the State of Washington.

Rev. 11/2011

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