Business License Application

Apply


Use the online Business License Application to apply for a new business license or renew an existing business license.

What you need to apply online

  • If this is a license renewal, you will need the business license number and business name as it appears on your current business license
  • Have a valid Visa or Master Card credit card
  • Complete the Business License Application Process

Restrictions


You may NOT use the online payment form if:
  • Your current license expires more than 30 days after today's date
  • If your business license has been terminated

Before You Apply


In certain circumstances it is possible that you will need additional permits. If the online form tells you that you need additional permits, then follow the instructions given (you will need to come to the Community Development Department to acquire the additional permits).
  • If you need to cancel your business license, then you must contact the Finance Department at 503-526-2255 and select the appropriate option.
  • If you need to change non-public details about your business, you must contact the Finance Department at 503-526-2255 and select the appropriate option.

Verification


Submitting your payment online does not guarantee that your payment will be accepted. If your credit card payment is rejected, then your license will be considered unpaid and we will notify you that payment was not accepted. After you receive notification that payment was not accepted, the business license will be considered delinquent. A business license fee due from any person and not paid in full when due is delinquent, and the City may avail itself of any and all remedies available to it to collect the fee from that person, including but not limited to citation of the person for a violation of the Beaverton Code.

A delinquent charge of 10% of the business license fee that is due from any person and is delinquent shall be added to the fee that is otherwise due for each successive 30-day period or portion thereof for which any portion of the amount due, including delinquent charges already imposed, remains unpaid, up to a maximum penalty of 100% of the license fee.

Restrictions


You may only apply for a renewal if today’s date is within 30 days of the expiration date of your current license.

Delivery


Upon receipt of payment for your business license, we will send a business license to you within 30 days via regular mail.

Refund Policy


If the business license purchase was charged to your credit card in error or without your permission, we will accept your request to cancel the original transaction and refund your payment in full, as long as the request is made within 90 days of the original transaction.

If your original payment was made by credit card, the period of 90 days will begin from the transaction processing date. We reserve the right to revise this policy at any time.

Applications


You can use our online Business License Application or download the following PDF forms and mail them in with your check:

Additional Information


Business License Application


This application is for the purpose of assessing and collecting the City of Beaverton License fee. The business license fee imposed is for revenue purpose only. The fee shall be in addition to and not in lieu of any other license or permit fee, charge or tax required under any other City of Beaverton code section or ordinance of the city. All businesses operating within the Beaverton city limits must comply with the city’s building zoning and fire and police safety requirements. The business license required shall not be construed to constitute a permit to engage in any activity prohibited by law nor a waiver of any other regulatory or license requirement imposed by any other provision of city ordinance or federal, state, regional or local law.

Door to Door Solicitation


A person who offers goods or services for sale or who solicits money or anything having money value from another person on premises occupied as a residence shall carry a legible copy of a current, valid city business license and produce same for inspection on demand by any person to whom the offer or solicitation is made.

Delinquency Charge


A business license fee due from any person and not paid in full when due is delinquent, and the city may avail itself of any and all remedies available to it to collect the fee from that person, including but not limited to citation of the person for a violation of the Beaverton Code. A delinquent charge of 10% of the business license fee that is due from any person and is delinquent shall be added to the fee that is otherwise due for each successive 30 day period or portion thereof for which any portion of the amount due including delinquent charges already imposed, remains unpaid, up to maximum penalty of 100% of the license fee.

Penalties


Violation of the City of Beaverton Ordinance constitutes a Class 2 Civil Infraction punishable upon conviction by a fine of not more than $150.00. Each violation of a provision of the Ordinance is a separate offense. In the case of a continuing violation, each day a violation continues also constitutes a separate offense. All fines are in addition to any delinquency charge that may be assessed.

5.05.115 Obstructing Public Right‐of‐Way


  1. General Prohibition. Except as otherwise permitted by the Code or other City ordinance:
    1. No person shall obstruct any public right‐of‐way, or portion of it, or place or cause to be placed on it anything tending to obstruct or interfere with the full and free use of the public right‐of‐way or in any degree interfere with the normal flow of pedestrian or vehicular traffic.
    2. No person shall erect, construct, build, raise, place or maintain any post, pole, sign, wall, fence, tree, building, structure or any other object in or upon any public right‐of‐way.
    3. No person in charge of property shall cause or permit to remain in front of the property upon the sidewalk or parking strip of the street next to the property, anything prohibited by this section or which otherwise restricts the public use of the public right‐of‐way.
  2. Attachments to Poles or Trees. No person shall attach to any telephone pole, electric pole or other pole or post installed for or used by a public utility, or to any wire used by a public utility, or to any tree or post growing or located in a public right‐of‐way, any contrivance or device of any kind which is used for any purpose other than a public utility purpose.
  3. Selling Prohibited. No person shall use a public right‐of‐way or public place for selling, storing or displaying merchandise or equipment.