Business License Information
Who needs a business license?
All businesses and individuals that are conducting business inside the City Limits of Clatskanie are required by Municipal Code to obtain a City of Clatskanie Business License before doing business. For more information view the City Code in the Department Documents section on this page.
What is the cost for a city business license?
The current business license fee schedule is available in the Department Documents section on this page.
What if I want to open a business in my home?
You will need to complete a land use application form for a home occupation, a business license application form, and submit the completed forms to City Hall with a $50.00 land use application fee.
Once the forms are deemed complete letters are sent to property owners/residents within 250 feet of said property. Recipients of the letters have at least 20 days to respond.
If no opposing responses are received at City Hall a business license will be issued upon receipt of your business license fee.
If there are opposing responses received at City Hall the applicant is notified and a hearing is set before the Planning Commission.
NOTE: If you are a tenant you will need to submit written permission from the property owner to conduct an in home business.