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Services and Resources for Operating a Business in Portland

Employers and payroll service providers must file quarterly returns and annual reconciliation returns for the Metro Supporting Housing Services (SHS) and Multnomah County Preschool For All (PFA) withholding tax programs with the City of Portland's Revenue Division.

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Portland Business License Tax (and related surcharges and fees), Multnomah County Business Income Tax, and Metro Supportive Housing Services (SHS) Business Income Tax are paid through the City of Portland. Make quarterly or extension payments, pay a tax bill, or make a general tax payment.
Metro Supporting Housing Services (SHS) and Multnomah County Preschool For All (PFA) Personal Income Tax programs are paid to the City of Portland's Revenue Division. Make an estimated, quarterly, or extension payment.
Businesses that are subject to the Portland Business License Tax, Portland Transient Lodgings Tax, Multnomah County Business Income Tax, and/or the Metro Supportive Housing Services (SHS) Business Income Tax are required to register for a Revenue Division tax account.
Employers and payroll service providers must submit Metro Supporting Housing Services (SHS) and Multnomah County Preschool For All (PFA) Personal Income Tax withholdings to the City of Portland's Revenue Division.
This guide will help you understand how to apply for a liquor license with the City of Portland.
The N/NE Neighborhood Housing Strategy is an initiative by the Portland Housing Bureau to address a legacy of displacement in North and Northeast Portland through investments in new affordable rental housing, opportunities for first-time homebuyers, and home retention programs for longtime residents
Apply for a short-term rental permit or renew a short-term rental permit. Learn about accessory short-term rental Type A permits and Type B permits and rental inspections. Get permit information for rental units, vacation rentals, mother-in-law apartments, renting out bedrooms and basement rentals.
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.
Learn more about what you need to apply for an adult care home permit in City of Portland. Learn about required inspection for Adult Foster Care Homes.
Explore affordable housing developments that are currently being built or planned for completion within the next few years.
Portland is receiving $208 million from the U.S. government to invest in our recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and economic recession.
We offer financial assistance for eligible properties to receive environmental site assessment reports. Projects must demonstrate financial need and community benefit. Please give us a call to find out if your project is eligible. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) throught the Portland in the Streets program issues permits to place combined publication boxes in Portland's street space. Combined publication boxes display several publications (newspapers, magazines, etc.) in one location.
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. Summer permits expire October 31, 2021. Applications for Healthy Businesses permits now open.
A Private Property Impound (PPI) Permit is required to perform towing services from private property in the City of Portland.
Permits are typically issued within 30 days.
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.