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PO Box 1360
110 East Main Street
Ashland, OR 97520
Phone: (541) 482-3486
Fax: (541) 482-2850
Hours: 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday
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Ashland Oregon Chamber of Commerce / Your Business / BUILDING A BUSINESS? / Starting a Business?

We’re here to help.

The following information lists some contacts to get you started:

Corporations and Partnerships: Corporations and some forms of partnerships must be registered with the Oregon State Corporation Division.
 
Business Name: If the name of your business is your name (first and last) plus some words that describe your business, then you don’t have to register the name with the state, provided you do not use the words Co. or Company which infer other ownership. An assumed business name must be registered with the Corporation Division. Filing fee for one county is $50, plus $2 for each county in which you do business (minimum filing fee is $52) Corporation Division: 255 Capitol St. NE #151, Salem OR 97310-1327, (503) 986-2200; Business Information Center (503) 986-2222; will send a customized packet containing information on: Workers’ Compensation Insurance, Bureau of Labor & Industries, an Oregon Business Guide, hiring employees, and all of the necessary forms. Business Registry Form Requests (503) 986-2200.
 
Business License: There is a city Business License in Ashland. You will want to purchase your license (nominal fee) before you begin conducting business. Contact the City of Ashland Planning Department; Planning, Zoning, Signage: 488-5305.
 
Federal ID Number: (Form SS-4) Available from the IRS, and is required for some new businesses. There is no fee and this registers you with the IRS, Social Security Administration and the Department of Labor.
 

The Ashland Chamber of Commerce and the City of Ashland have established a system of shared responsibility to handle economic development types of needs. The Chamber provides the following kinds of services: coordinated marketing, Rapid Response Team to inquiries, relocation services, point-of-contact management and information services, general inquiries, training for local business and coordination with the Small Business Association.
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