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COVID-19 Freeze for Multnomah County

The four-week (minimum) freeze is in effect through December 16th.

Services and Information for Business

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Portland business license taxes and Multnomah business income taxes are paid through the City of Portland. Make quarterly or extension payments, pay a tax bill, or make a general tax payment.
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New businesses that operate in Portland or Multnomah County are required to register their business with the Revenue Division within the first 60 days of operation.
Contractors in construction looking to grow their business through public contracting must meet general contractor requirements and added construction criteria. Learn about those requirements, opportunities to increase workforce diversity, and how do find and compete for construction contracts.
The Portland Bureau of Transportation’s (PBOT) Healthy Businesses permit allows temporary changes to streets to give people more space to conduct business safely amid our current public health crisis. Original permits expire Nov. 1. Applications for Winter Healthy Businesses permits now open.
The Portland in the Streets team at the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) issues Sidewalk Café permits to allow businesses to place tables and seating on the public sidewalk. Businesses must sell food and beverages to apply for a Sidewalk Café permit.
The Portland in the Streets team at the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) issues Street Seats permits for structures or platforms built in on-street parking spaces to help activate the public space. You can use them as additional seating for your restaurant or for public use.
Vendors and promoters doing business over a very limited term, may apply for a license using the form below.
The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) through the Portland in the Streets program issues Vending Cart permits to allow vendors to sell food or merchandise using a small mobile cart. Vendors with a permit can vend at specific locations on the public sidewalk.
The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) may require traffic control for work in the public right-of-way. Equipment may be bought or rented. Here are basic examples of traffic control and a partial list of vendors in the Portland area. Vendor list does not indicate a preference.
If you sold your business, changed your tax entity, or stopped your business activity in either Portland or Multnomah County, you must notify the Revenue Division.
Labor Relations provides advice, counsel and training to bureau managers and supervisors on a range of Labor and Employment related issues and challenges.
This training series contains 5 modules for applicants using ProjectDox ePlans through the City of Portland. Topics cover getting started on ProjectDox to resubmitting after a review cycle.
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What is fair housing? Learn about the federal, state, and local laws that protect people from illegal housing discrimination.
Operators of hotel/motel lodgings must file transient lodgings tax quarterly or monthly reports with the Revenue Division.
Online travel companies (OTCs), like Expedia or Priceline, must file transient lodgings tax monthly reports with the Revenue Division.
All businesses must file a Combined Tax Return at the same time the business files their Federal & State tax returns. If a business is exempt from City and/or County taxes, they must file an Annual Exemption Request.