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Business License Application
City code 7.010-7.048 requires each person wishing to engage in a new business to apply for a license to carry on that business for the license year. At the time of filing, the applicant shall pay the license tax required.  The waste water survey form is required for all businesses inside the city limits of Redmond even if the business is a home occupation.

Please use the Business License Change Form if you need to update any information on your current business license.

If you are conducting a business from your home office, please complete the Home Occupancy Form and submit with your business license application.

Business Alarm User Permit Application      Food and Drink Facilities Handout

Business License Renewal Form

Please complete the Business license renewal packet and return with your payment. Please complete the business survey form included in the packet and return to us with your business license renewal form and payment. Our business is helping to make your business successful!

Door to Door Solicitation Application

The practice of persons going in and upon private residential property by solicitors, peddlers, merchants, transient vendors of merchandise or services for the purpose of selling such merchandise or services shall be subject to the following regulations:

A. If a residence has a posted sign advising that solicitation is not welcome or is unwanted, solicitation at such residence shall be prohibited.
B. Solicitation shall only occur between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. There shall be no solicitation allowed on Sundays.
C. Any individual, business, political, charitable, religious, patriotic, or philanthropic group desiring to sell merchandise or services on a door-to-door basis within the City limits of Redmond shall first obtain a permit from the City.

Ice Cream Truck Vendor Application

Ice Cream truck means a motor vehicle utilized as the point of retail sales of commercially prepared pre-wrapped or prepackaged ice cream, frozen yogurt, frozen custard, flavored frozen water or similar frozen products.

Itinerant Merchant Permit Application

An Itinerant Merchant is a person who either carries goods, wares or merchandise from area to area, selling or offering the same for retail sales, or offers goods, wares or merchandise from a location not larger than 5,000 square feet, which can be removed from the business site at the close of business each day without making the business permanent and continuous in the City.

Public Assembly Permit Application

City Code 7.352 states that no person shall allow, promote, conduct or cause to be advertised an assembly of persons in a public park or on public property when the person believes or has reason to believe that 100 or more persons will attend, unless a valid city permit has been obtained for the use of the park or other property for the assembly. One permit shall be required for each assembly. Liability for failure to comply with the provisions of City Code Sections .352 to 7.394 shall attach to persons who are responsible for obtaining permits under those provisions.

The following activities are exempted from the provisions of City Code Sections 7.350 to 7.394:

* The annual Deschutes County Fair
* Events at the Deschutes County Fair
* Any regularly organized and supervised school district activity or program of the City or athletic contests organized by the Central Oregon Parks and Recreation District which do not utilize public streets and rights-of-way.

Social Gaming License Application

7.280 Definitions. As used in sections 7.280 to 7.300, except when the context indicates otherwise, the following mean:

Contest of Chance. Any contest, game, gaming scheme or gaming device in which the outcome depends in a material degree on an element of chance, notwithstanding that skill of the contestants also may be a factor.

Gambling. When a person stakes or risks something of value on the outcome of a contest of chance or a future contingent event not under his or her control or influence on an agreement or understanding that he or she or someone else will receive something of value in the event of a certain outcome. "Gambling" does not include:

1. Social games, or

2. Bona fide business transactions valid under the law of contract for the purchase or sale at a future date of securities or commodities, and agreements to compensate for loss caused by the happening of chance, including but not limited to contracts of indemnity or guaranty and life, health or accident insurance.

Gambling device. Any device, machine, paraphernalia or equipment that is used or usable in the playing phases of unlawful gambling, whether it consists of gambling between persons or gambling by a person involving the playing of a machine. Amusement devices, as defined in Section 7.154, that do not return to the operator or player anything but free additional games or play shall not be considered to be gambling devices.

Social game. A game involving the playing of cards only, which does not include lotteries, between players in a private business, private club, or place of public business or public accommodation where no house player, house bank, or house odds exist and there is no income from the operation of the social game.

Social gaming table. Any table used or intended to be used as a card table for the playing of cards only and the use of which is available to the public. This definition shall apply to any bona fide nonprofit society, club or fraternal organization as defined in Section 7.300(1).

 Street Vendor Permit Application

Street vendor means any person, on property outside the public right of way and with the permission of the affected landowner in commercial or industrial zones, carrying, conveying or transporting food, beverages, flowers or balloons and offering and exposing them for sale from a mobile type device such as a pushcart or like conveyance.

Temporary Business Permit Application

7.582 Definition. A temporary business is a business which offers goods, wares or merchandise for sale from a temporary place of business without making the business permanent and continuous in the City.

1. Further, the definition of a Temporary Business includes businesses that meet one or more of the following criteria:

A. Operate in a temporary location which is larger than 5000 square feet.
B. Operate in a single location for more than 30 days.
C. Operate from a structure that cannot reasonable be removed at the close of business each day.

2. A Temporary Business does not include:

A. A merchant operating as part of a City of Redmond, City of Redmond Chamber of Commerce or Deschutes County Fairgrounds event.
B. Businesses, street vendors or Itinerant Merchants licensed under City of Redmond code.
C. Those conducting garage or yard sales at their own homes on an irregular and infrequent basis.

[Section 7.582 added by Ord. #2005-03 passed January 11, 2005]

Vehicles for Hire Application

Vehicle For Hire means any vehicle used for the ground transportation of passengers for compensation (including pick-up or drop-off) within the City, including but not limited to taxis, limos, Towncars, and Transportation Network Company (“TNC”) vehicles, as well as animal-drawn vehicles and vehicles powered by humans, including but not limited to vehicles such as pedicabs. The following motor vehicles are excluded from the definition of vehicle for hire and are exempt from this chapter:

  1. School buses operating exclusively under a contract to a private or public school/school district;

  2. Vehicles used by nonprofit transportation providers solely for elderly or handicapped persons;

  3. Vehicles used to provide courtesy transportation at no charge to and from parking lots, transient lodging operators, rental offices, retirement homes, and the like;

  4. Vehicles used to provide ambulance service.

  5. Motor busses with passenger capacity of over 30 passengers and passenger vehicles subject to regulation by the Public Utility Commission of Oregon.