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 OLCC.Renewals@oregon.gov.
Important renewal dates
| ||District 1||District 2||District 3||District 4|
|Licensee lists to local governments||September||December||March||June|
|Application mailed to licensee||October||January||April||July|
|Late fees begin||December 12||March 12||June 11||Sept 11|
|Licenses expire||December 31||March 31||June 30||Sept 30|
District 1: All of Multnomah County and the City of Portland north of Burnside Street.*
District 2: Clackamas, Clatsop, Columbia, Marion, Polk, Tillamook, Washington and Yamhill Counties.*
District 3: Benton, Coos, Curry, Douglas, Lane, Lincoln, Linn Counties and the City of Portland south of Burnside Street.*
Baker, Crook, Deschutes, Gilliam, Grant, Harney, Hood River, Jackson,
Jefferson, Josephine, Klamath, Lake, Malheur, Morrow, Sherman, Umatilla,
Union, Wallowa, Wasco and Wheeler Counties.
you can pay your City of Portland liquor license renewal fee online!
Visit the City of Portland's Liquor Licensing webpage at www.portlandoregon.gov/civic/liquor or call (503) 823-4520 for more information.
Non-Renewal License Lists