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Services, guides, and information

File and pay your arts tax

File your arts tax return online. Pay your tax due with Visa, MasterCard, Discover Card, ACH payment or mail a check or money order. Make a donation to the arts education and access fund.

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Register your business

New businesses that operate in Portland or Multnomah County are required to register their business with the Revenue Division within the first 60 days of operation.

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Amusement devices permit application

Any business that offers games which cost money to play must apply for a permit and pay a fee. A permit is required whether or not the business owns the devices. Permits expire on December 31 and must be renewed each year.

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Close your business tax account

If you sold your business, changed your tax entity, or stopped your business activity in either Portland or Multnomah County, you must notify the Revenue Division.

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File a complaint against a payday lender

If you received a loan from a payday lender and you have a complaint, please fill out the complaint form below and mail it to the City of Portland.

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Non-street parking penalty notice complaints

If you already tried to resolve your complaint with the lot operator who issued you a parking penalty notice, but were unsuccessful, you may file a complaint to the City of Portland.

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Obtain a social game permit

The City’s social game permit program regulates the operators of social games, restricting location, age, dollar amount of play, and other rules to protect the public peace, safety and morals. A person or business that wants to operate a social game must have a permit from the City.

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Payday lender permit

Each payday lender location within the cities of Portland, Gresham, or Oregon City needs a payday lender permit. These permits must be renewed every year and are all paid through the City of Portland.

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Secondhand dealer permit

Shops that buy and sell property that is frequently the subject of theft (“regulated property”) must get a permit. This permit needs to be renewed each year.

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