Start a Business in Sunriver
forms Sunriver’s economic base, with tens of thousands of people visiting the
area annually. Sunriver’s small town character is preserved by a wide variety of
small owner-operated businesses that serve visitors and residents. Businesses
are generally located in the Sunriver Village mall, the community’s retail and
commercial core, and in its Business Park, located just outside the main
Since Sunriver is an unincorporated community within Deschutes County, there are no special licenses required to do business in Sunriver. Licensing might be required by the County, however, depending on the type of business (a restaurant, for example). There are also restrictions imposed by the Sunriver Owners Association (SROA) on home-based businesses, especially if they generate foot traffic at the home location. Contact SROA’s community development department at 541-593-2411 for information.
The name “Sunriver” is the property of Sunriver Resort and is legally protected. The use of “Sunriver” in your business name must be approved by Sunriver Resort. Contact the Resort’s administrative office at 541-593-1000 for information.
Deschutes County provides information on starting a business here in Central Oregon including land use, construction, licenses, permits and taxes. Additional information on state laws and regulations pertaining to employers and employees is available from the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries.
General information on how to operate a small business in Central Oregon is provided by Central Oregon Community College’s “bizHelp! Directory.” The directory offers “how to” articles, tips, business news, and information about classes and support services for small businesses.
By using our convenient Chamber member business directory, it’s easy to find businesses, organizations and other services that can assist you in setting up and operating your business in Sunriver.
Just click on the handy links on this page to get further information.
Photos courtesy of William Wood Photography and the Sunriver Scene.