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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.
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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.
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The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) has launched the Safe Streets Initiative in response to the Covid-19 public health crisis. Part of this initiative is a Business Toolkit, and this Healthy Businesses permit, which helps businesses use more public space to conduct business safely.
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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.
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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.
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Vendors and promoters doing business over a very limited term, may apply for a license using the form below.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Labor Relations provides advice, counsel and training to bureau managers and supervisors on a range of Labor and Employment related issues and challenges.
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What is fair housing? Learn about the federal, state, and local laws that protect people from illegal housing discrimination.
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Information on the Heavy Vehicle Use Tax.
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Create electronic printing service requests and submit them to P&D. At this time, online ordering for credit card and cash sales is not available at our physical print shop, only approved purchase orders. Please come by in person to place your order, otherwise.
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Each payday lender location within the cities of Portland, Gresham, or Oregon City needs a payday lender permit. These permits must be renewed every year and are all paid through the City of Portland.
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Help us co-create Portland Sunday Parkways by taking this short survey.
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Certain contracts with the City of Portland have specific compliance requirements. Learn more about the the types of compliance and the methods required to track it.
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Applications for a City marijuana regulatory license must be submitted via an in-person appointment.
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Shops that buy and sell property that is frequently the subject of theft (“regulated property”) must get a permit. This permit needs to be renewed each year.
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Companies may sign up with the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) to provide additional resources for permit holders with the Healthy Businesses program--construction materials, design, installation, maintenance, labor, or discounts. Partnerships can be limited to support communities of color.