You need a business license to operate certain types of businesses in Salem. You also need a license to operate a special event at your property when you charge a fee for that event.
Fees for business licenses vary by license type.
Only the following businesses need a business license in Salem:
Vehicles for hire agency:
No license required for the following:
Working with trees located on public streets, sidewalks, parks or other public right-of-ways.
Dealers in used merchandise:
Special events: A fee-based special activity at a privately-owned location that does not normally operate the requested type of activity.
Though a business license is not required,
Salem Revised Code sets standards for a variety of activities. Some of the most common include:
The following types of businesses do not require a license:
State of Oregon business registration: All businesses in Oregon must register a business name.
Oregon Liquor license applications, are processed by the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC).