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Liquor Licensing

New alcohol licensing application process and updated forms effective February 1, 2023.

Current applicants and licensees do not need to do anything at this time if:

  • You have already submitted your application materials;
  • You are a current licensee and do not have a license application/request in process
  • You are in the renewal process or your renewal period is coming up soon. These changes do not affect the renewal process in any way.

New License Application Processing

Obtaining a liquor license is necessary for all establishments selling any alcoholic beverages. Liquor licensing in Oregon is a joint effort of the applicant, local authority (city or county), and the OLCC. The application process for a liquor license is thorough and comprehensive, and will require several kinds of documentation to ensure you meet state requirements. 

  • Prior to submitting your liquor license application to OLCC, send the completed application to the local government for the premises street address to obtain a recommendation. Once you receive the liquor license application back from the local government with their recommendation email it to
  • Make sure your liquor license application includes the local government’s recommendation and it is complete and legible at the time of submission to avoid additional delay.
We are working diligently to process applications as quickly as possible. If you have any questions about the status of your application, please contact your investigator or email:

 Description of all License Types, Fees, and Requirements: License Types

Select the type of license you are applying for: 


Responsible Vendor Program

Retail licensees who join the Responsible Vendor Program and maintain all of its requirements are eligible for reduced sanctions if their employees sell alcohol to a minor or fail to properly check ID.

Responsible Vendor Program



Frequently Asked Questions for liquor licensing and permits.

Frequently Asked Questions


Related Government Agencies

State and federal government agency contact information for OLCC licensing and alcohol-related business.

Government Agencies