City Business Licenses


In accordance with City of Depoe Bay Ordinance 243, as amended by Ordinance 339-23, any person conducting any business within the City of Depoe Bay is required to be licensed and shall, prior to engaging in that business, make apply for a business license. A non-refundable application fee plus the regular annual fee for the business license will be collected.

"Transparent Occupation" (home occupations) applicants have special requirements that can be reviewed here Transparent Occupation Requirements Form.

For businesses renewing unexpired licenses on or before January 1 of each year, persons doing business in the city shall fill out a license application form and pay the annual license fee for a license to engage in business during the next year. No application fee shall be imposed for renewing unexpired license applications. Renewal applications received after January 31 are subject to a 20% late fee.


Online Travel Companies

Online Travel Companies must obtain a City Business License and pay Transient Room Taxes on units they rent within City of Depoe Bay city limits. For more information, please visit Transient Room Tax Information.

Flea Markets and Open-Air/Farmers Markets

A Flea or Farmers Market is a business in which the operator/sponsor is responsible for the permanent business location and collectively advertises that a number of artisan, antique, clothing, and special interest vendors are located in a common area, selling from booths or other defined limited space within the business location, typically under a single structure, and where the identity and mix of vendors change on a frequent basis, and the vendors do not normally advertise their product except as a part of the flea market.

Per City of Depoe Bay Resolution 514-21, the annual City Business License fee for a Flea Market is $575.

Street Vendors

Street Vendors are prohibited. No person shall sell any items, including but not limited to food, beverages, flowers, balloons, or similar items, or offer them for sale from any street, sidewalk, public right-of-way, or public property within the City limits of the City of Depoe Bay.

Mobile Vending Stands

Information specific to this type of licensing can be found at Mobile Vending Stands.