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Starting a Business

Starting a Business in Tillamook County


There are several key steps to starting a business in Tillamook County. The steps may vary according to the type of business you intend to start, but the following guide for 10 Key Steps to Starting a Business will give you a general idea.


Note:Many of the following steps can be researched and accomplished by first visiting the respective web sites listed, rather than calling or visiting agency offices.

  1. Get basic information with help from the Tillamook Public Library.
  2. Create a business plan with help from the Small Business Development Center.
  3. Determine a business name and register it at  State of Oregon Central Business Registry
  4. Determine the legal structure of the business.
  5. Determine the Business  Type and register it with the City of Tillamook Business License Application.
  6. Select a site and determine zoning and site permit requirements with help from Tillamook County.
  7. Obtain any special licenses and permits.
  8. Get tax information from  the Oregon Tax Information Center, and the Internal Revenue Service.
  9. Learn about employer responsibilities at the state and federal levels from Worksource Oregon and the Internal Revenue Service.

For those business start-ups that do not have access to the Internet, the Tillamook Library  provides access to the Internet during hours the library is open.


THE OREGON ADVANTAGE: A web portal communicating critical information about Oregon’s competitive business environment, linked to a searchable database of available certified industrial properties, and an intake form where site selectors can directly communicate with Oregon’s national recruitment manager.


GROW YOUR BUSINESS: Additional updated content is available under this section that communicates the services and tools available from Business Oregon to help existing Oregon companies grow their business in Oregon.


MORE BUSINESS SUPPORT: A list of organizations at the local, regional, state and federal level that offer economic development resources to Oregon companies.