If you are doing business in the City of Tigard, you must submit a
License application along with proper payment prior to starting operation.
The City of Tigard has a Business License Program regulated by
the Tigard Municipal Code that requires
anyone engaging in any
business within the City limits to pay a business license fee unless specifically exempt
by State or Federal statute. The City does not regulate businesses. Upon payment of your
Business License, a Business License
Receipt will be issued and must be posted in a conspicuous location at your
business. A Business License Receipt does not imply City approval or
endorsement of the business or its location.
The Tigard Business License is based on a calendar
year with a December 31st expiration date. New businesses operating in Tigard
after June 30th of the current year will pay a pro-rated fee through December
31st. (Please see pro-rated schedule). Thereafter, the annual business license fee shall
be due in full by January 1st each year.
Annual Business License Fee Schedule (effective 7/1/12)
||$82.50 per year
||$110.00 per year
||$361.00 per year
||$594.00 per year
|51 or more
||$807.00 per year
|Temporary Business License
||$25.00 per year
Note: Tigard Business License fee is based
on the number of people employed by the company and who are working in Tigard. For the purpose of
computing the business license fee, the term "employee" includes the owner as well as
his/her spouse if also engaged in the business. To compute the number of
full-time equivalent employees, estimate the total number of hours worked by all
employees (per year) and divide by 2,080.
The City of Tigard recognizes the Metro License for builders and landscape contractors. If your business is not located
in Tigard and you have a Metro License, you are not required to obtain a Tigard Business License. For more information
about the Metro License, call 503-797-1620.
- If you are doing business out of your home in Tigard, a home occupation permit is required.
For more information regarding a home occupation permit, contact the Planning Department at
- If your business in Tigard is of a temporary nature, (performing at the Tigard Library,
for example), you must obtain a temporary Business License. Complete the Business License Application and
return it with your $25.00 payment
- SECURITY ALARM PERMIT: If your business has an active security alarm system, you must complete an
Alarm Permit application and pay the appropriate fee to the
Tigard Police Department. For more information regarding security alarm permits, please call the Alarm
|Issued January 1 - June 30:
||See Annual Business License Fee Schedule above
|Issued July 1 - December 31:
||1/2 the annual fee