Licensing Requirements/Information


All businesses operating within Woodburn city limits must obtain a Business Registration Certificate or Solicitors License.

Please review Municipal Code Chapter 8-11 for more information on the Business Registration Ordinance. This ordinance does not reflect any additional requirements from the state or county.

Business Licenses

The fee for home occupation businesses is $25 per year. The fee for all other Businesses is $50 per year & transfers of ownership must be accompanied by a $20 fee. Failure to submit applications by the required dates will subject the applicant to a delinquency charge.

For Change of Address, Change of Ownership, or Change of business location, please use the same form and check the appropriate checkbox. Submit to the City as soon as possible. Business owners are responsible for updating the Finance Department staff of any changes in mailing addresses, business location, or other pertinent information.

Businesses engaged in food services must present proof of a current Marion County Health Department Oregon - Food Handlers Card before the Business Registration will be issued.

Solicitor's Licenses

A solicitor's license is required if the applicant will be going door to door in a residential area.

The applicant will need to get fingerprints taken and submitted to the Oregon State Police for a criminal background check. The license fee is $102 for a new license, and $45 for a license renewal. The non-refundable license fee is to be paid when the completed Solicitors License Application is submitted along with a completed background check from Oregon State Police.

Taxi Permits

Taxi Companies must be registered and all drivers must be licensed with the City of Woodburn.  Applications available at City Hall. 

All taxicab companies must obtain required permits and hire qualified drivers:

All taxicab drivers must obtain appropriate permits before operating a taxi: