Business Registrations


Congratulations on your decision to start your business in the City of Roseburg............



We like to keep things simple - so in a nutshell - the City of Roseburg requires registration of those who come into the City limits to sell a product or service. As long as the ownership and location of the business remain the same, this is a one-time registration with a one-time $130.00 non-refundable fee. If a business opens another location or moves to a new location, registration and fee are again required. Payment can be made by cash, check or credit card.

Before you sign a lease or purchase property to start your business, please review the information provided. Starting a business requires preparation and collaboration with the City and/or County. The information provided is designed to help you better understand the requirements and begin preparation for your new business. For more information you can call the City Manager's Office at 541-492-6866 or email

For more information you can click on "Business Resources" under "Business Registrations" for City, Douglas County, State and Federal information and additional links.

City of Roseburg Requirements (some may not apply):

    - Americans with Disabilities Act Compliance
    - Criminal Background Check
    - Door to Door Solicitation
    - Fire and Life Safety
    - Parking, Driveway, Landscaping, etc.
    - Sign(s)
    - Structural Improvements (Site Review/Building Permits)
    - System Development Charges
    - Utilities
    - Vending Cart (Mobile or Stationary)
    - Zoning Requirements

Door to Door Solicitation:

You must first obtain a business registration to offer goods or services for sale at a private residence. Solicitation is only allowed during:

10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. from April 1 through September 30 
10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. from October 1 through March 31

No solicitation is allowed at any time on Sunday or on a legal state or federal holiday. 

Felony Background Check:

** IMPORTANT NOTICE: Pursuant to Roseburg Municipal Code Section 9.100.020, a business registration may not be issued to:

a. anyone who has ever been convicted of a felony (review application form for instruction); or

b. anyone who has been convicted of a misdemeanor within the last 5 years relating to fraud or theft or any law or statute where the elements of such relate to the business activity to be conducted, unless the applicant demonstrates that the offense has no bearing on the applicant’s fitness to undertake the licensed activity without endangering property or public health, safety or welfare.

Business Registration Forms and Links


Registration (License) Application
This application is needed regardless the type of business you are trying to open. 

          Form options:  Word Version  or PDF Version  or Fillable PDF Version

Home Occupation Registration Application 
This application is needed as an additional form when applying for a home-based business that will be operated within the City limits.

            Form options:   Word Version  or Fillable PDF


Vending Truck/Cart

- Businesses who will use a vending truck or cart may have additional forms or fees involved.  To review detailed information regarding vending carts, please CLICK HERE.  Anyone thinking about starting a food truck will need to speak to the Community Development Department.

Business Registry Lists (updated monthly) - This list is a compilation of all registrations since the beginning of the Municipal Code Requirement in the early 80s.  The list showing the current year of registrations is also included within the Master list.

           Master Business Registration List               2017 Business Registration List         
         (contains all registrations)                         2016 Business Registration List
(these are included in Master list)

Don't see a name on the list?  There are times when a business name is filed in an obvious manner.  If you use the control key and "f" for find you can type in the name or address to help with your search. You are always welcome to call our office to check to see if someone is registered.

To review the Municipal Code business registration rules, please CLICK HERE.

Planning Review Process Information, please CLICK HERE.


Registration Brochure (Produced by the City Recorder's Office)

Questions - Please contact Shy, City Administration Office, at (541) 492-6866.

As of November 1, 2012 Park-Smart began managing parking enforcement. Any concerns regarding parking meters should be referred to Park-Smart as well.

753 SE Main Street
Roseburg, OR 97470
Phone: (541) 492-PARK (7275)

Parking Brochure

Downtown Parking/Free Zone Parking Information
(If your business will be located within the downtown area, there are special parking restrictions developed to encourage customer parking turnover)