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Government in Eugene

  1. Mayor and City Council

    The mayor serves as the City's political head and chairperson of the council. The City Council, Eugene's legislative body, has eight members and is responsible for passing laws, setting community goals, adopting policy and deciding which services the City will provide.

  2. Public Meetings Calendar

    Learn about upcoming City of Eugene public meetings.

  3. Agendas, Minutes, and Webcasts

    The agendas and supporting summary materials published on this site are current as of 5:00 pm on the Friday before the meetings. The order of the items and the items themselves are subject to change before and at the meeting.

  4. Boards and Commissions

    Members of boards and commissions provide an invaluable service to our city. They advise the City Council and City staff on a wide variety of subjects by making recommendations on important policy matters.

  5. City Manager's Office

    The City Manager's Office includes a diverse collection of services and programs that help ensure City government is effective, accountable and inclusive. We collaborate with the organization and other partners to align City work with City Council direction and community values; support elected and appointed officials; and promote an informed public.

  6. City Code

    Code documents are available in Microsoft Word format as well as in PDF format. When consulting the Word version of documents, please ensure that contents are cross-referenced to the official version of the City Code.

  7. Elections

    The City recorder and staff coordinate and administer the city's municipal election activities including receiving filings from candidates for the positions of mayor, councilor and Eugene Water and Electric Board.

  8. Police Auditor

    Obtain details about how the Office of the Police Auditor helps to investigate and resolve issues between the community and the Police Department.

  9. Accountability, Audits and Accreditations

    As an organization, we are committed to building the community's trust and confidence in the City of Eugene. See a variety of reports and evaluations from community review panels and independent third-party organizations, as well as professional accreditations.

  10. Awards and Recognitions

    Eugene is frequently recognized as one of the most livable communities in the United States. The excellence of City employees and programs contributes significantly to our cherished quality of life.

  11. Información en Español

    La Ciudad de Eugene se compromete en ampliar el acceso al sitio web de la Ciudad para atender al creciente número de miembros de la comunidad de Eugene y para aquéllos que hablen principalmente español.

When a License is Needed

The City of Eugene does not issue a general business license to all businesses operating in Eugene. The business license office only regulates and requires licenses for the following business activities:

Certification Required

Public passenger vehicle drivers that who operate in the Eugene-Springfield metro area are required to be certified (e.g. taxi, shuttle or transportation network company drivers, i.e. UBER and Lyft).

Driver Certification Applications

Registration Required

See the Eugene Code related to each activity listed below. Licensing requirements and fees vary for each license, certification and registration. If you would like more information about any of these program areas, please contact us

Commercial Solicitation

Certain businesses, such as commercial solicitation, are regulated by the Uniform Business Practices (Eugene Code 3.820-3.842). No license is needed, however there are other requirements .

Alcohol Consumption and Possession

The City of Eugene requires an exemption for alcohol consumption and possession in public places . The Autzen Stadium area on the University of Oregon campus is exempt from this rule during home football games. This is the only exemption from the licensing requirement currently allowed by the city.

Animal Services
Learn about the various animal services provided by the City of Eugene, how to license your pet, and access spay and neuter clinic services.

Arts and Culture

The City of Eugene is rich in arts and culture and the downtown region is anchored by two City-owned world-class performing arts venues.

Bids and Proposals

Learn about current bid and contract opportunities available to consultants, service providers, contractors, vendors, or suppliers.

Building Permits

Permits help ensure that new construction and home improvements meet minimum building standards in order to protect safety. They also save money by eliminating costly construction missteps before they happen.

Business License

Find out which businesses in the City of Eugene require a business license and how to apply for a business license.

Emergency Preparedness

The City of Eugene's Emergency Management Program is responsible for planning, preparing, and providing for the prevention, mitigation, and management of emergencies or disasters that present a threat to the lives and property of the citizens of Eugene.

Eugene Airport
Learn more about Oregon's second largest airport, the Eugene Airport, including: flight information, airport services, and doing business with the airport.


Learn more about organizing an event in the city, including: city banner spaces, planning a community event, and special event permits.

Fire and EMS
Since 1872, the Eugene Fire & Emergency Medical Services Department has been proudly serving our community by protecting and preserving life, property, and the environment through prevention, education, and medical, rescue, and fire suppression services.

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