The City of Springfield requires that certain businesses procure a license prior to operation. If a proposed business requires a business license pursuant to the Springfield Municipal Code, an application and approval of the license shall occur prior to any business operation. See below for Business License Forms & Fees.
News & Updates
As part of the City’s COVID-19 response, the Springfield City Council has adopted an automatic extension of business licenses and postponing renewal payments until September 30, 2020 for businesses in Springfield that are required to have a business license from the City to operate within the city limits. No late fees will be imposed as well.
On May 20, 2020, the City mailed letters notifying affected businesses that their licenses scheduled to expire on June 30, 2020 have been automatically extended. The extension is effective as of May 4, 2020 and will expire on September 30, 2020 or when the City issues a new license upon receipt of renewal payment, whichever comes first. Affected businesses can to renewal their business license any time before September 30, 2020. All affected businesses must continue to abide by all emergency orders and regulations related to COVID-19. For full details read the City’s news release about the extension.
COVID-19 and Community Gatherings
Currently, Lane County is in Phase 1 Reopening and local gatherings are limited to 25 people with physical distancing. More information is available at https://govstatus.egov.com/reopening-oregon#phase1.
When the State approves Lane County to move to Phase 2 Reopening, tentatively local gatherings will be limited to up to 100 people with physical distancing. More information is available at https://govstatus.egov.com/reopening-oregon#phase2.
Guidance for Phase 3 Reopening is still to be determined by the State. More information will be available once finalized at https://govstatus.egov.com/reopening-oregon#phase3.
Overall, the Governor has prohibited large gatherings through September of this year. Large gatherings are defined as “social, spiritual, and recreational gatherings of 250 people or more” including, but is not limited to, “community, civic, public, leisure, faith-based, and sporting events, concerts, conventions, fundraisers, and any other similar events or activities if a distance of at least six feet between individuals cannot be maintained.” More information is available at https://govstatus.egov.com/or-covid-19.
We encourage community members to check the City’s online calendar or other community calendars for the latest information on event cancellations and postponements. As additional information becomes available from the State, we will share it. If you are planning to apply for a Springfield special event permit and have questions please reach out to staff using the contact information below.
Business Licensing is located at Springfield City Hall in the Development and Public Works Department at 225 Fifth Street, Springfield, OR 97477 and can be contacted at 541.726.3662.
Office hours are Monday – Friday; 8:00am – Noon and 1:00pm – 4:00pm.
Please note: applications require a minimum of two (2) weeks to process, unless otherwise stated. Missing supplemental information will result in an incomplete application and will not be accepted.
Applications submitted late will be subject to an expedited fee of 50% of license fee.
2019 Master Fees and Charges Schedule – July 1, 2019
Licenses and Fees
Expiration and Renewal of Business License
Business Licenses are issued for a fiscal year, beginning on July 1st and ending on June 30th of the following year. A renewal notice will be mailed approximately 45 days before the due date. It is the responsibility of each business owner to renew his/her license by the due date. Applications submitted during the business year are not pro-rated and are subject to the entire fee. Penalties apply if the license is not renewed by the due date. A penalty of $10.00 or (10%) ten percent of the license fee, whichever is greater, shall accrue for each month a business has operated without obtaining a business license. All business licenses are subject to a 5% technology fee. Business licenses are not transferable.
When a business is operated out of a home it must meet certain requirements. Review the Home Occupation Information if you are considering operating a business from your home. Contact our Planner on Duty for additional information at 541.726.3753.
Public Passenger Vehicle Services
To obtain a business license for a ”Public Passenger Vehicle Services” in the City of Springfield and/or The City of Eugene, please follow this link for an application http://www.eugene-or.gov/index.aspx?nid=832 or contact 541-682-5379. In the City of Springfield, Public Passenger Vehicles Services may not be approved for storage in residential areas. Contact our Planner on Duty for additional information at 541.726.3753.
To register your business name, please contact the State of Oregon at 503.986.2200 or register online at https://secure.sos.state.or.us/cbrmanager/index.action#stay
You may view our Springfield Municipal Code-Chapter 7 business in order to view all required business licenses. In some cases, Lane County or the State may have additional requirements.