Apply for a City Business License

Where you will want to start first.

Check in with the Planning and Building department, making sure that your type of business is allowed at the location.  The Planning and Building department will determine if any additional permits will be required for the business.

Once the Planning and Building Department has approved the business for your location, you can then apply for a business license.  If your business is based within the City limits of Phoenix and based out out your home, you will need a Home Occupation Permit and a Home Based Business License.  If your business is located in a Commerical location or based outside of the City limits of Phoenix, you will need a Commerical Business License.  Please ensure the form is filled out completely, as incomplete forms my cause a delay in processing of the business license.

The city also requires that certain types of businesses (e.g., food vendors, pawnbrokers, etc.) hold a special Federal, State or County license , in addition to holding a city business license.


Payment Information

The basic fee for business located inside the City of Phoenix is $84 for the first 3 employees. Please add $6 for each additional employee over 3.

The basic fee for business located outside of Phoenix is $60.

If you apply for a new business license between the months of January 1 and June 30 of each year there will be a prorated fee of $7.00 per month for In City licenses and $5.00 per month of Out of City license.

(If you start a new business in Phoenix in February, you would pay a prorated amount of $35.00 plus $84.00( if you have 3 employees or less) for a total of $119.00.  When paying the prorated amount the license will be good until June 30 of the next year.

Business license are valid from July 1st to June 30th each year.

In the "Account Number" field enter your previous year's business license number if you are renewing. If you are not renewing and don't have a previous business license with us, please enter 0000 as your Account Number.

Click here to pay for the business license.

County and State Agency

If you plan to operate a food or beverage business, please contact the Health & Human Services Department at Jackson County and/or the Oregon Liquor Control Commission for information on additional requirements and approvals.


Cannabis Facility License Requirement

It is unlawful for any persons acting as principal, clerk, agent or servant to engage in the cultivation, processing, production or distribution of cannabis, cannabis containing or derived products and byproducts, otherwise permitted under state law, without first obtaining a license from the city of Phoenix. This license shall be an addition to any and all other licenses and permits held by applicant.