Business License Fees

License fees are set by the City Council.

The application fee is non-refundable.  Fees for licenses expiring on December 31 are prorated as follows [SRC 30.025]:

​License type ​Fee
​Automobile race tracks $150
$12.50 processing fee
$5 automation surcharge

​Dealers in used merchandise:

  • Junk dealer
  • Pawn broker
  • Second hand dealer
​$40.00 application fee
$30.00 license fee annually
$35.00 inspection fee (per inspection) - initial license
setup and annual renewal
$12.50 processing fee
$5 automation surcharge
​Marijuana business

​$100 registration fee
$12.50 processing fee
$5 automation surcharge

​Mobile food unit ​$40.00 application fee
$60.00 per unit license fee annually
$35.00 inspection fee (per inspection) - initial license
setup and 6 month relocation
$12.50 processing fee
$5 automation surcharge
​Multifamily housing fees

​$5 application fee
$12.50 processing fee
$2.50 - $5 automation surcharge

3-10 units = $14/unit annually
11-60 units = $13.50/unit annually
61+ units = $13/unit annually
Hotel/Motel = $6/guest room annually
Room & Board facility = $12/guest room annually
Retirement apartments = $6/unit annually
Homeless shelters = $65/facility annually

​Night club (no alcohol) ​$40.00 application fee
$75.00 license fee annually
$12.50 processing fee
$5 automation surcharge
​Short-term rental and accessory short-term rental ​$184.50 application fee
​Special event

​$10.00 per day (Haunted houses are $25 per day)
$2.50 automation surcharge for 1-4 days (1 day for haunted houses)
$5.00 automation surcharge for events over 4 days or haunted houses lasting more than 1 day.

​Street vendor, each mobile device (cart) ​$40.00 application fee
$60.00 per device license fee annually
$35.00 inspection fee (each inspection) - initial license
setup and annual renewal
$12.50 processing fee
$5 automation surcharge
​Tree trimmer ​$40.00 application fee
$25.00 license fee annually
$12.50 processing fee
$5 automation surcharge
​Vehicle for hire agency ​$40.00 application fee
$25.00 license fee annually
$12.50 processing fee
$5 automation surcharge

Contact us

Permit Application Center
General Questions
Monday–Friday
8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Permit/License Processing
Monday–Friday
8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Plans Intake
Monday–Friday
9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
555 Liberty ST SE RM 320
Salem OR 97301
Mail payments to:
PO Box 3405
Portland OR 97208
Phone: