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For more information please call the Community Development Department at 503.831.3571.
o home-based businesses o businesses that operate on streets or sidewalks (examples are an ice cream truck, hot dog stand, etc.)o several other niche categories require licenses - contact the Community Development Department for details
If your type of business requires a license, applications are available at City Hall.
Anyone planning to open a business in Dallas should check with the Community Development Department on zoning issues. As long as the business owner intends to operate in an appropriate zoning district for the type of business he/she is proposing and the business type is compatible to these zones, no business license is necessary. The City of Dallas has the Central Business District (downtown), Commercial General (uptown / N. Dallas) and Industrial zoning districts.
When planning to open a new business in Dallas keep in mind that making changes to a commercial property may require building permits, change of use permits, Fire Department review, etc. The Community Development Department can assist you with planning property improvements and you are strongly encouraged to contact them before spending a lot of time or money.
If you have questions or need additional information please contact the City Planner, Suzanne Dufner, in the Community Development Department at 503.831.3572.
Please call 503.831.3537 for any additional information
They can be reached at 1-888-980-9267.
Requests for copies of reports can be obtained in person at: Dallas Police Department187 SE Court St.Dallas, OR, 97338503.831.3516
For further questions, contact Records at 503.831.3516.