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Business License Forms and Applications

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Business License Checklist

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Application Information:

General Business License Application

  • All Businesses and organizations conducting business in the City of Hillsboro must submit this application.

Home Occupation Application

  • All Businesses located in Hillsboro and not operating out of a commercial location.

Including but not limited to:

  • construction
  • landscape maintenance
  • internet based
  • consultants
  • etc.

Mobile/Temporary Business License Application

Any mobile business or business that will be operating less than 90 days.

Including but not limited to:

  • food carts
  • taco trucks
  • ice cream trucks
  • hot dog stands
  • Christmas tree stands
  • fruit stands
  • firework stands
  • etc.

Background Verification Application

All specially regulated and reviewed businesses
Including but not limited to:

  • pawn shops
  • check cashing stores
  • firearm dealers

Exempt Certificate Application

All non-profit businesses and organizations

Including but not limited to:

  • Any business or organization that can produce a 501(c)3 or documentation showing tax exempt status


Additionally Regulated Businesses By The State Of Oregon

The following businesses have additional requirements, regulations, or certifications. Please check with the State of Oregon to verify any additional requirements:

  •  adoption services
  • assisted living, aged Facilities
  • automotive painting
  • child care facilities/services
  • collection agencies
  • contractor
  • cosmetology licenses
  • doctors, nurses, EMT’s
  • electrician
  • exterminator
  • fireworks sales
  • hazardous waste handling
  • insurance agencies
  • liquor sales
  • liquor sales
  • locksmith
  • logging
  • mortgage lenders
  • moving services
  • optical/dental/orthotic/chiropractic
  • plumber
  • security brokers
  • tattooing/body piercing
  • tax service
  • tobacco sales
  • tow truck
  • various real estate functions
  • veterinary clinic
  • waste disposal

    For more information on Business Licenses or to obtain a Business License Application, please call 503-681-6408 or 503-681-6438. For information on the internet contact please email us.

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