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Apply for a temporary business license

Vendors and promoters doing business over a very limited term, may apply for a license using the form below.

Just a few moments to fill out the form

  1. Determine eligibility

    Businesses defined below must apply for and obtain a temporary business license certificate:

    • Seasonal vendors operating in a temporary location and conducting limited, seasonal sales (i.e., Christmas tree and fireworks sales). Fees: $10/day/location, not to exceed $100/location.

    • Special events vendors selling event-related merchandise. Fees: $10/day/vendor, not to exceed $100/location.

    • Film production companies filming in the City of Portland for no more than 3 business days per calendar year.

    • Promoters of commercial entertainment doing business in the City of Portland for no more than 3 business days per calendar year. Fees: $25/day.

    • Vendors in temporary structures for no more than 14 days. Fees: $10/day/vendor, not to exceed $100/location.

    • Amusement ride operators not in the same location for more than 14 days. Fees: $10/day/vendor; and $10/day for each ride operated.

  2. Apply for a temporary business license online


Revenue Division General Contact

phone number503-823-5157

Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

fax number503-823-5192


Mailing address

111 SW Columbia
Suite 600
Portland, OR 97201