Important Update: Local Government Recommendation Requirement
What is changing?
Effective immediately, we are accepting applications with either:
- valid proof of submission of the OLCC Liquor License Application to the local government, or
- the final recommendation from the local government
What is valid proof of submission from the local government?
Each local government processes applications in a unique way per its city or county ordinances. Your proof of submission MUST include these key pieces of information:
- Date the local government received the application
- Trade Name of the business
- Premises street address (where the business will be located)
- Name of the local government (city or county name)
- That the submission is for a Liquor License
How do I submit my application to the OLCC?
you receive proof of submission from your local government, you may
submit that proof along with your complete application to: OLCC.LiquorLicenseApplication@Oregon.gov
NOTE: For tracking purposes, please submit all materials at the same time, in the same email.
How do I find my local government?
find the correct local government for your application, we recommend
searching the internet for “Your City or County” + OLCC Liquor License.
This will typically return a search result that will help guide you to
the appropriate office in your jurisdiction.
for processing LGB recommendations include Planning & Development,
Civic Life, or the Sheriff’s Office; however, each local government is
Liquor License Applicants within the City of Portland, click here: City of Portland.
What types of applications need a recommendation from the local government?
government recommendation is clearly explained on the Liquor License
Application. This is a four-page application that is used for many
situations, including, but not limited to New Outlets, Change of
Ownership, and Change of Location.
Other license actions and
Out-of-State permits do not require recommendation from the local
government. If you do not see any requirement for local government
recommendation on your application, you can ignore these instructions.