Holiday closure

Most City of Portland offices will be closed Monday, Jan. 17, to observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

COVID-19 safety and programs

Face coverings are required in indoor public spaces and many outdoor spaces. State policy
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Apply for an Annual Liquor License

This page will help you apply for a new license, add an additional privilege, change ownership, change privilege, or other (for example, on-premises sales, off-premises sales, distillery, etc.) If you are unsure which license best fits your needs, contact the Oregon Liquor and Cannabis Commission.

The forms will take 15 to 20 minutes to complete. After submitting your completed forms to the City, it may take up to 45 days to process your license.

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COVID-19 Update

The City of Portland Liquor License Program office is currently closed. You must submit your liquor license applications and payments by mail. 

Gather Information and Forms

OLCC Liquor Licensing Forms

Visit the OLCC website to download up-to-date Annual liquor licensing forms

OLCC Liquor Licensing page

City of Portland Forms

Download and complete "Personal History Form". This form is required by all persons who are anticipated to have a financial interest in the business as well as key personnel. 

Access Personal History Form here

Creating a Complete Application

A completed application for the City of Portland will depend on the type of applicant and the license Action. Please find the applicable license and action in the chart below. All forms that include an X under the license action must be included in the packet you submit to the City of Portland. 

*For Zoning Map - email LocationApproval@portlandoregon.gov to request a map

License Action →

Forms listed below

For-Profit New OutletNon-Profit New OutletFor-Profit Change of OwnershipNon-Profit Change of OwnershipGreater Priv, Add'l Priv, Change PrivA/LOR, D/LOR
OLCC application form, initialed by an OLCC representativexxxxxx
OLCC business information formxxxxxx
OLCC individual history form for all applicantsxxx
City of Portland personal history forms for all applicantsxxxxxx
Zoning map from the City's Bureau of Developmental Services*x
Processing Fee$100$100$75$75$75$75

Mail Application and Fee to the City

Payment is accepted by check only. Make checks payable to "City of Portland". 

**Please mail completed application and check payment in a letter size (9”x12”) envelope. Do not fold or staple application.** 

Liquor License Processing, 1120 SW 5th Ave, Suite 114, Portland, OR, 97204

Questions? Contact Us

Mailing address

1120 SW 5th Avenue
Suite 114
Portland, OR 97204