Liquor License Application Process
Due to COVID-19, we encourage the application process to be completed electronically but we can make other arrangements, if needed. Please give us a call or email if you have any questions!
Public Safety Center
6125 SW Hall Blvd.
Beaverton, OR 97008
Who needs a liquor license?
Anyone who sells or offers to sell alcoholic beverages. Oregon Revised Statutes state the requirement of holding a liquor license in order to sell alcohol (ORS 471.405), and define various activities that constitute a "sale" (ORS 471.406).
How do I get a license?
The process starts with the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC). You must complete a packet of forms, including an endorsement from your local government, and submit them to the OLCC for consideration. You can find the necessary forms by visiting the OLCC website.
What do I need from the City of Beaverton?
The City of Beaverton has an application form for you to complete and include with the documents provided to you from OLCC. You may obtain the city's form by downloading the PDF, here: Liquor License Application - PDF You may also give us a call at 503-526-2264 and we can email it to to you.
Once you have the city's form complete, include it in your OLCC document packet and scan/email it to beavertonpolice@BeavertonOregon.gov. Once your application packet is received, we will give you a call to take your payment over the phone. You may also bring these forms, along with a check or credit card, to the front desk at the Beaverton Public Safety Center, Monday-Friday from 8:00am-5:00pm. Call us at 503-526-2264 if you have additional questions.
To obtain the zoning information required by the OLCC, you may contact the city's Planning Division at 503-526-2420.
Are there fees involved?
In addition to the OLCC's fees, Beaverton requires the following processing fees for Liquor License Applications (please make checks payable to the City of Beaverton- credit/ATM cards are accepted as well):
- New Outlets: $100
- Change of Ownership: $75
- Greater Privilege: $75
How long does it take to receive an endorsement from the city?
Your application will be submitted to the City Council for review. The city has 45 days to complete their endorsement but it generally takes between 2 to 5 weeks. You will be contacted once your application has appeared before City Council and the Chief of Police has signed your application.
We can email the signed application to you or you may pick up your signed application from the Public Safety Center. Once you have your completed application in hand or via email, you will submit the application packet to OLCC to finish the application process.
Do I need to renew my license through the city?
There is an annual renewal process. Around the beginning of December, you will receive a letter telling you it's time to renew your license. At this time you will be given an opportunity to update the information we have on file for your establishment. The renewal fee is $35.
What if I need a Temporary Permit?
If your event is within the City of Beaverton, scan and email your application to beavertonpolice@BeavertonOregon.gov. We will have a member of the Sr. Command Staff sign your permit and then we will email it back to you. If you need your application signed the same day, we recommended you call ahead (503-526-2264) to verify a signer is available. Typically, we are able to get your temporary permits signed and back to you within 24 hours during the work week. There is no fee for temporary permits.