Business License Information

Old Town Businesses
Business License Application
Please mail your completed Business License application to City of Wilsonville, Business Licence Department, 29799 SW Town Center Loop E., Wilsonville, OR 97070.  

All businesses located in or working within the city limits of Wilsonville must obtain a City of Wilsonville Business License and are subject to City of Wilsonville Payroll and Self-Employment Transit Tax requirements. If your business is based outside the city limits you still need to obtain a City Business License and are subject to the local city tax.

Home based businesses are required to obtain a business license.

Solicitors are required to have a City of Wilsonville business license as well as a solicitor permit to solicit in the City of Wilsonville.  This includes all residential areas and businesses.  

Business License Fees
The annual license fee for each fiscal year is $100 plus $3 per each employee (w.c. section 7.320). If a business has an annual net income of $12,000 or less, the annual fee is $50 plus $3 per each employee. The license fee for the period January 1 to July 1 is one-half the annual licence fee. Each branch establishment of any business is considered a separate business and subject to a license. The City of Wilsonville does accept the Metro license for Building and Landscape contractors.  Please contact Shelly Marcotte at 503-570-1586 to see if your project will quality under a Metro license.

Metro Regional Contractor's Business License
Instead of getting separate business licenses, you can get a single license from Metro to construct, alter, and repair structures in 20 cities that have licensing requirements in the metropolitan area. The license covers all construction trades, both commercial and residential, as well as all landscape contractors.The Metro license is optional, but it may cost less than getting a number of licenses from individual cities.

These cities will honor a Metro license: Beaverton, Cornelius, Durham, Fairview, Forest Grove, Gladstone, Gresham, Happy Valley, Hillsboro, King City, Lake Oswego, Milwaukie, Oregon City, Sherwood, Tigard, Troutdale, Tualatin, West Linn, Wilsonville and Wood Village. The city of Portland is not included at this time.

Qualification Requirements
To qualify for a Metro license, you must:
    • Be licensed with the Oregon Construction Contractors Board or licensed with the Oregon Landscape Contractors Board
    • Have a corresponding city license if your principal place of business is located in any of the 20 cities honoring the Metro license
    • Earn $250,000 or less in gross receipts per year per city honoring the Metro license or hold a city license for any city listed in which that dollar limit is exceeded.
Additional Information
The non-refundable fee for the license is $135. For more information about obtaining a Metro license call 503-797-1710 or visit the Metro website. Any work performed in the Wilsonville Transit District is subject to the SMART payroll and self-employment tax.