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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.
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.
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.
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. Free permits that expired June 30 were extended at no charge through Aug. 31, 2022. A new permit cycle with some changes begins Sept. 1.
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.
Businesses that buy and sell property that is frequently the subject of theft (“regulated property”) must apply for a secondhand dealers permit. This permit needs to be renewed annually and is nontransferable.
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 City’s Social Games Permit Program regulates the operators of social games, restricting location, age, dollar amount of play, and other rules to protect the public peace, safety, and morals. A person or business that wants to operate a social game must have a permit from the Revenue Division.
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.
Businesses, including vendors and promoters, doing business over a very limited term in Portland must apply for a temporary business license from the City of Portland's Revenue Division.
Your company may need a permit to discharge process wastewater to the City sewer. Download the Industrial Wastewater Discharge Permit application here.
Batch discharge authorizations are issued to businesses or projects that need to discharge to the sanitary sewer or, in rare cases, to the stormwater system. Discharges are limited in volume and duration and are often for specific or infrequent operations. Learn how to apply for authorization.
The EPA requires the City to implement amalgam waste management rules for dental practices. All dental practices that discharge wastewater to a Portland-owned wastewater treatment facility must verify that they are in compliance with these rules.
Users of City property have an option to purchase Tenants User Liability Insurance Program (TULIP) through Intact Entertainment | Gather Guard. This insurance meets City requirements for liability and property damage, is cost effective, includes liquor liability as an option and covers most events.
Apply, based on your knowledge and experience, to serve as a volunteer panelist to evaluate responses to Request for Proposals and make contract award recommendations. A diverse panel of evaluators ensures that typically underrepresented communities have input into the future of their communities.
Discharges are prohibited from entering the City's stormwater system. For discharges into the sanitary sewer, businesses must get authorization before discharging, and businesses must certify compliance annually. Find forms and instructions to request authorization and to apply for certification.
If you sold your business, changed your tax entity, or stopped your business activity in the City of Portland, Multnomah County, and/or the Metro jurisdictions, you must notify the Revenue Division to close your tax account(s).
If you have stopped all of your transient lodgings activity (including advertising short term rentals) in the City of Portland, you must notify the Revenue Division.
Your company may need a permit or other authorization before discharging any wastewater into City sewers. To find out, first complete this environmental survey. Environmental Services will review your completed survey and notify you if your company requires a permit or authorization.
Producers of craft fermented beverages such as kombucha, beer, wine, spirits, or other breweries or distillers, are required to apply for a discharge authorization and then to file annual certification forms each year. Find and download the required forms here.
Booking Agents, like Airbnb or FlipKey, must file transient lodgings monthly reports with the Revenue Division.
Businesses subject to the Portland Business License Tax, Multnomah County Business Income Tax, Metro Supportive Housing Services (SHS) Business Income Tax, and/or Clean Energy Surcharge (CES) must file a business tax return. You must claim an exemption from the business taxes on the tax return.
C corporations subject to the Portland Business License Tax, Multnomah County Business Income Tax, Metro Supportive Housing Services (SHS) Business Income Tax, and/or Clean Energy Surcharge (CES) must file a business tax return. You must claim an exemption from the business taxes on the tax return.