Apply for a Home Based Business License

If you have a business that you run from your home, you will need to get your home base business license.  If you live outside of Medford but do business here, you will need a Medford business license.

Types of businesses: 

Contractor (construction, landscaper, etc)

Housekeeping/Cleaning Services

Yard or Lawn Maintenance


Personal trainer

Mobile services (pressure washing, car repairs, etc)


Here is what you need!

Step 1.Application

  • You will need to submit the following items for your home based business license:
    1. Medford business license application (filled out entirely - if there is a question that does not pertain to you, please list "n/a" as your answer)
    2. Home Based License Agreement (IF you do not live in Medford but are conducting business here, you only need to fill out the application)

Step 2.How to submit your application

  • Four ways to submit your business license application packet:
    1. Email:
    2. In person:  200 S. Ivy Street,  Lausmann Annex, Second Floor
    3. By mail:  City of Medford Attn: B/L, 200 S. Ivy Street, Medford, OR 97501
    4. Fax:  541-618-1726

Step 3.Approval and Payment

  • Review process of your application takes approximately 1-3 business days
  • Once we have your information entered in we will contact you by email with a link for payment
  • Home based business license fee is $60
  • Payments can be made online, in person or by mail
  • We accept Visa, MasterCard, check or cash (all credit cards will be charge a 2.69% processing fee) 

Home Based License Application(PDF, 74KB)

Home Based License Agreement(PDF, 227KB) (for anyone located inside the city limits of Medford)

Exemption Form(PDF, 59KB) (Should you be exempt from the City fee?  Read through this to make sure!)