City of The Dalles, OR

Business Related Licenses

The City of The Dalles Finance Department collects license fees in accordance with The Dalles Municipal Code Title 8. Each business must first register to set up an account.

Payment can be made by mail, in person, by telephone, or by drop box.

City Business license fees are not eligible for online bill pay, the Average Payment Plan or Automatic Bill Pay.

Liquor License

Initial On-Premise Liquor License
On-Premise Liquor License

Visit the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) website or call their offices at (541) 388-6292 to find all proper forms to be submitted for the desired alcohol service. Then send the forms to cityinfo@ci.the-dalles.or.us or bring them to the City Clerk at City Hall 313 Court Street, The Dalles, OR 97058

The City of The Dalles will only accept applications for service within City limits. Establishments and events outside The Dalles City Limits are processed by the Wasco County Sheriff's Office.

Review  The Dalles Municipal Code Title 8, Chapter 8.20 to learn more about the liquor license application process.

Temporary Liquor License for Special Events

Visit the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) website or call their offices at (541) 388-6292 to find all proper forms to be submitted for temporary alcohol service for special events.

The City of The Dalles will only accept applications for service within City limits. Establishments and events outside The Dalles City Limits are processed by the Wasco County Sheriff's Office.

Temporary Special Event Liquor License applications must be submitted NO LESS THAN 2 WEEKS prior to the event date to allow for City and OLCC processing. Applications will not be accepted if submitted in under 72 hours prior to an event date. IF YOUR EVENT IS INDOORS, SUBMIT THE INDOOR EVENT QUESTIONNAIRE WITH YOUR APPLICATION TO EXPEDITE THE REVIEW PROCESS.

Review  The Dalles Municipal Code Title 8, Chapter 8.20 to learn more about the liquor license application process.

On-Premise Liquor License Renewal
Visit the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) website or call their offices at (541) 388-6292 to find all proper forms to be submitted for on-premise liquor license renewal.

The liquor license renewal process begins three months before the licenses expire, when the OLCC sends a list of licensees that are eligible for renewal to all cities and counties in a renewal district.

The City will have 60 days to make a recommendation to the OLCC about the renewing licenses. During the 60 day period the City can request an additional 45 days to investigate specific licenses, if they are considering an unfavorable recommendation.

At the end of the 60 day review period, if there is no objection filed, the OLCC processes the renewal as if it received a favorable recommendation.

A scanned copy of the renewed on-premise liquor license must emailed to accountspayable@ci.the-dalles.or.us and a renewal fee must be paid. Go to the Make a Payment webpage to learn about the available payment methods.

Review  The Dalles Municipal Code Title 8, Chapter 8.20 to learn more about the liquor license application process.

Secondhand Dealer License

Secondhand  Dealer License Application

Secondhand Dealer License Application

“Secondhand dealer” means the following:

  1. A secondhand dealer includes any sole proprietorship, partnership, limited partnership, family limited partnership, joint venture, association, cooperative, trust, estate, corporation, personal holding company, limited liability company, limited liability partnership or any other form of organization, which operates, manages, or owns a secondhand business.
  2. A secondhand dealer does not include:
  3. A business whose acquisitions of regulated property consist exclusively of donated items and/or purchases from 501c(3) organizations; or
  4. A person whose only business transactions with regulated property in the City of The Dalles consist of a display space, booth, or table maintained for displaying or selling merchandise at any trade show, convention, festival, fair, circus, market, flea market, swap meet or similar event for less than 14 days in any calendar year.

Review  The Dalles Municipal Code Title 8, Chapter 8.24 to learn more about the secondhand dealer license application process.

Mobile Food Vendor

Mobile Food Vendor License Application
Mobile Food Vendor/Transient Merchant License Application

“Mobile food vendor” or “MFV” as used within this chapter means and includes every person who occupies a fixed location and who is engaged in or participating in a temporary or transient business of selling or exhibiting for sale, or purchasing, food, beverages, or other use similar in nature as approved by the City, of any name or nature in the City. The term “mobile food vendor” shall not be construed to apply to an operator of a concession or business exhibiting for sale, food, beverages, or other use similar in nature as approved by the City, of any name or nature as part of or in connection with any approved athletic event, rodeo, carnival, festival, fair, public exhibition or farmers market held within the City.

After licensing fee is paid, the application will be sent to the Community Development Department for utility verification.

Review  The Dalles Municipal Code Title 8, Chapter 8.29 to learn more about the mobile food vendor license application process.