Business Licenses

In Happy Valley, all businesses are required to have a Business License.

The intent of this licensing program is to provide revenue for municipal purposes and to provide for the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of Happy Valley through regulation of businesses, occupations and trade.

To apply for a business license, please visit our new online system HVWORKS. The licensing of trades, shops, occupations, professions, and businesses in the City of Happy Valley is regulated through Ordinance 124, with fees established through Resolution 94-05. Upon the City’s receipt of your application and the payment of the appropriate annual fee, a license valid for one fiscal year, starting on July 1, will be issued.

Renewal notices will be emailed to all licensees approximately one month prior to expiration. Business licenses not renewed by July 20 will be considered delinquent and may be subject to additional fees.

Want to extend your consumer reach? Local businesses are encouraged to connect with the Happy Valley Business Alliance (HVBA), which aims to support and encourage your business growth. If you would like to learn more about membership and associated benefits, check out www.hvba.biz or visit one of the group’s general meetings.

License Fees

$100.00Commercial Business (Retail/Wholesale) (within Happy Valley jurisidiction ONLY)
$100.00Day Care Facility
$100.00Rental Property (Single and Multi-Family)
$55.00Home Based Business (within Happy Valley jurisdiction ONLY) See Home Based Business Questionnaire below
$100.00Building Trades/Landscape Contractor (Receipts in Happy Valley OVER $250,000 annually)
$50.00Building Trades/Landscape Contractor (Receipts in Happy Valley UNDER $250,000 annually) $50 fee will be waived with a copy of a current metro license uploaded to HVWORKS account.
$50.00Temporary - Peddler/Solicitor (10 day special license)

** NOTE:  For NEW online applications received after January 1st but before May 31st only half the license fee will be charged.  (Renewals are not included)

Home Based Business Questionnaire

Questions? Please contact the Community Servcies Separtment at 503-783-3800.