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License Renewal Information

Valuable tips for safeguarding and preserving your liquor license
Information designed for current licensees, including how to make changes to your license, change of ownership, minor decoy operations, and the Responsible Vendor Program. Download the Flyer (pdf)

Renewal District Map

Renewal dates for liquor licenses are determined by the location of the business. Oregon is divided into four renewal districts, with all licenses within a renewal district expiring on the same date.


Local government recommendations

The liquor license renewal process begins three months before the licenses expire, when the OLCC sends a list of licensees that are eligible for renewal to all cities and counties in a renewal district. They have 60 days to make a recommendation to the OLCC about the renewing licenses. During the 60 day period they can request an additional 45 days to investigate specific licenses, if they are considering an unfavorable recommendation. At the end of 60 days, if there is no recommendation for a license, the OLCC processes the renewal as if it received a favorable recommendation.

License renewal applications

License renewal applications are mailed to licensees approximately two months before the licenses expire. The license applicant must return the completed application to the OLCC at least 20 days before the license expires to avoid late fees. Applicants cannot legally sell or serve alcohol after the license expires.

For duplicate renewal applications, please submit a request to        

Important renewal dates         

  District 1 District 2 District 3 District 4
Licensee lists to local governmentsSeptemberDecemberMarchJune
Application mailed to licenseeOctoberJanuaryAprilJuly
Late fees beginDecember 12March 12June 11Sept 11
Licenses expireDecember 31March 31June 30Sept 30
District 1:  The City of Portland north of Burnside Street* and any other Multnomah County city or unincorporated area.

District 2:  Clackamas, Clatsop, Columbia, Marion, Polk, Tillamook, Washington and Yamhill counties.*  
District 3:  The City of Portland south of Burnside Street* and Benton, Coos, Curry, Douglas, Lane, Lincoln, and Linn counties.
District 4:  Baker, Crook, Deschutes, Gilliam, Grant, Harney, Hood River, Jackson, Jefferson, Josephine, Klamath, Lake, Malheur, Morrow, Sherman, Umatilla, Union, Wallowa, Wasco and Wheeler counties.
*Now you can pay your City of Portland liquor license renewal fee online! Visit the City of Portland's Liquor Licensing webpage at or call (503) 823-4520 for more information.  

Non-Renewal License Lists