La licencia de negocios de Metro para contratistas de la construcción y paisajistas (diseño de jardines) es aceptada en 20 ciudades.
Doing business › Regional contractor's business license
Contractors and landscapers can buy a single license from Metro to construct, alter and repair structures in 20 cities.
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.
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.
The Metro license is optional, but it may cost less than getting a number of licenses from individual cities.
The nonrefundable fee for the license is $135.
Portland does not participate in the Metro contractor's business license program. The Portland Bureau of Licenses has information about doing business in Portland and Portland Online provides links to business-related information and services available online from Portland area public agencies.
Visit the Portland Bureau of Licenses site
Visit the Portland Online business portal
Make a copy of your completed application for your records. Sign the application and send it with the $135 nonrefundable fee to Metro, attn. CBL program, 600 NE Grand Ave., Portland, OR 97232.
As long as you meet all of the licensing requirements, the copy of the completed application will serve as your temporary license until you receive the real license about two weeks later.
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