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The City of Albany does not currently require a business license.

If you are in a profession regulated by the State of Oregon,
contact the Secretary of State's Corporation Division at or 503-986-2200.

A solicitors or peddlers license is required if you are offering goods or services for sale door-to-door in Albany residential areas (AMC 5.05), except in the following cases:

  • You are selling newspaper subscriptions.
  • You are selling farm or orchard produce that you have grown yourself.
  • You are selling on behalf of a school or other nonprofit corporation or organization.
  • You are calling on businesses to sell goods or services that are regularly used by those businesses.
  • You are delivering goods or services that the resident has ordered from a local business.

All other solicitors and peddlers must apply for a license. Applications are processed by the Albany Police Department, 2600 Pacific Boulevard SW.

Solicitor license (pdf)

The City of Albany no longer requires licenses for taxi cabs or nonemergency medical transport vehicles (as of January 1, 2018) or temporary / transient merchants (as of January 24, 2024).
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