Start a Business

Small businesses and entrepreneurs play an important role in the vibrancy of our city: they provide quality jobs, help power our economy, and revitalize neighborhoods. Use the tools below to start, manage, and grow a business in Oregon City.

 
 

How To.... 

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Register your business

If you’re looking to operate a business in Oregon City, you’ll need to register it with the City. Any person, partnership, or corporation doing business in Oregon City under a name other than their own must file a "doing business as" (d/b/a) certificate. The certificate is renewable every four years through the Office of the City Clerk.

 

Fees

The application fee is $50 + $annual business license fee (determined by number of employees - see application below) 

STEP 1: FILL OUT THE NEW BUSINESS License APPLICATION

  • List the name and address of your business. Post office boxes are not acceptable as a business address.
  • List the name and address of each individual who has an interest in the business.

STEP 2: SUBMIT THE APPLICATION IN PERSON OR BY MAIL

  • Option 1: Go to City Hall between 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday.
    Oregon City City Hall
    625 Center Street
    Oregon City, OR 97045

  • Option 2: Send by mail to: Business Licensing, PO Box 3040, Oregon City, OR 97045
  • Option 3: Email the application to: licensing@orcity.org

Find Financing

Downtown Oregon City Association and the Oregon City Economic Development Department have a variety of tools to help fund your new business. A few of our favorites are listed below.

 

Outside Resources

This is a collection of useful links to other organizations that maybe able to help your business.

City Departments you may need...