Business Licensing

The City of Springfield requires that certain businesses procure a license prior to operation. If a proposed business requires a business license pursuant to the Springfield Municipal Code, an application and approval of the license shall occur prior to any business operation. See below for Business License Forms & Fees.

The City of Springfield does not currently require a license or registration for all types of businesses within the city limits.  Reference the table below.

Program Overview

Business Licensing is located at Springfield City Hall in the Development and Public Works Department at 225 Fifth Street, Springfield, OR 97477, and can be contacted at 541-726-3662. We can be reached by phone Monday – Friday; 8:00 a.m. – noon and 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Currently, our office is open Tuesdays through Thursdays; 8:00 a.m. – noon and 1:00 p.m – 4:00 p.m.

Please note: applications require a minimum of two (2) weeks to process, unless otherwise stated. Missing supplemental information will result in an incomplete application and will not be accepted.

Applications submitted late will be subject to an expedited fee of 50% of license fee.

FY24 Master Fees and Charges Schedule – July 1, 2023

Licenses and Fees

Licenses
Fees and Notes
Alarm Agent $49.35 for 2 years
Alarm Business $118.65 per year
Alarm System $73.50 Initial, then $26.25 Renewal
Antique/Secondhand Dealers $196.35 per year
Auctioneer $223.65 per year; $88.20 per day
Auto Wrecker $88.20 per year
Carnival/Circus $464.10 per day
Christmas Tree Sales/Fireworks Sales $60.90 per year
Dance Hall $223.65 first year, then $114.45 Renewal
Detective Agency $447.30 per year (if 3+ Employees); $315.00 per year (if less than 3 Employees)
Door-to-Door Solicitor $65.10 per year; current list of door-to-door licenses
Electrical Products $47.25 per year
First-Aid Operator $298.20 per year + $73.50 per vehicle
Liquor License Recommendations for OLCC $100.00 first license; $75.00 per change; $35.00 annual renewal; $25.00 per day for temporary license
Manufactured Dwelling Park Varies per number of spaces
Marijuana Facility License (Recreational) $2,682.75 per year
Medical Marijuana Dispensaries (MMD) $1,004.85 per year
Open Air Dining $219.45 Initial, then $109.20 Renewal
Pool/Billiard Room Varies per number of tables
Rentals (fourplexes or more, hotels/motels) $23.10 per unit per year
Shooting Area $178.50 per year
Social Games $147.00 per year
Sound Truck/Car $73.50 per year; $7.35 per day
Special Event $192.15 per event
Transient Merchant $23.10 per day
Transient Merchant Food Cart $48.30 per year
Vending on City Streets No Fee
Permits
Fees and Notes
Garage Sales No Fee
Sidewalk Café Permit $210.00 Initial, then $105.00 Renewal

Expiration and Renewal of Business License

Business Licenses are issued for a fiscal year, beginning on July 1st and ending on June 30th of the following year. A renewal notice will be mailed approximately 45 days before the due date. It is the responsibility of each business owner to renew his/her license by the due date. Applications submitted during the business year are not pro-rated and are subject to the entire fee. Penalties apply if the license is not renewed by the due date. A penalty of (10%) ten percent of the license fee shall accrue for each month a business has operated without obtaining a business license. All business licenses are subject to a 5% technology fee. Business licenses are not transferable.

Door-to-Door Solicitors

The City requires door-to-door solicitors to have a license and the City’s code requires them to carry the license on them when soliciting. The following is a list of current solicitors that have obtained their license from the City.  Door to Door Solicitors 2.06.2024.

Home Occupation

When a business is operated out of a home it must meet certain requirements. Review the Home Occupation Information if you are considering operating a business from your home. Contact our Planner on Duty for additional information at 541-726-3753.

Public Passenger Vehicle Services

To obtain a business license for a ”Public Passenger Vehicle Services” in the City of Springfield and/or The City of Eugene, please follow this link for an application http://www.eugene-or.gov/index.aspx?nid=832 or contact 541-682-5379. In the City of Springfield, Public Passenger Vehicles Services may not be approved for storage in residential areas. Contact our Planner on Duty for additional information at 541-726-3753.

To register your business name, please contact the State of Oregon at 503-986-2200 or register online at https://secure.sos.state.or.us/cbrmanager/index.action#stay

You may view our Springfield Municipal Code-Chapter 7 business in order to view all required business licenses. In some cases, Lane County or the State may have additional requirements.