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Section 7.01 of the City of Beaverton Municipal Code requires that anyone engaging in any business within the city limits is required to pay a business license fee unless specifically exempt by state or federal statute.

Funds generated from business license fees go directly into the City of Beaverton General Fund and are used to support a variety of community programs. All businesses operating within the Beaverton City limits must comply with the City’s building, zoning, and police safety requirements. The City's business license does not 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.

Due Date

The business license fee is based on a calendar year with a December 31st expiration date. New businesses operating in Beaverton after June 30th of the current year will pay 1/2 of the fee. Thereafter, the annual business tax shall be due in full by January 31st each year.

The City of Beaverton honors Metro’s Construction and Landscaping Business License. Check with Metro for more information. Applications are available in English and in Spanish. The forms can be turned in here. They will be forwarded to Metro.

There is a fee increase beginning on January 1, 2016. See Fact Sheet for more information.


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