Any person or firm wishing to operate a business within Oil City must first apply for and obtain a business license from the Department of Code Administration and renew such license on a yearly basis. Landlords for any residential or commercial buildings must also obtain a license. If your business is new to the City, please work with the Zoning Enforcement Officer to determine if your potential business location is zoned to accommodate your type of business.
For more information or to obtain a business license contact the Oil City Code Department online, or by visiting them on the first floor of City Hall or through the "Contact Us" page of our website.
Business Licensing Fee Schedule:
$100.00: Annual gross receipts of $100,000 or more
$50.00: Annual gross receipts of $5,000 and $100,000
$25.00: Annual gross receipts of $5,000 or less and New businesses (never had a license)
Business Programs & Resources in Oil City
Main Street Program
Nationally accredited, community-driven initiative that functions to revitalize Oil City's central business district by providing a foundation for the healthy growth and success of current and future businesses within the Main Street District.
Organization helping businesses nationwide develop and maintain agility in their workforce to respond to changing business demands, market fluctuations and keep pace as the future of work evolves. Offer staffing solutions for small and large businesses.
Founded in 2005, the Chamber of Commerce strives to build a strong local economy with a focus on education, business advocacy, leadership and young professional development. The Chamber aims to build, serve, and promote your business by connecting you to a network of local professionals and businesses.
Future Leaders' and Entrepreneurs' Exchange (FLEX) provides Venango area young professionals with an opportunity to build lasting relationships and develop professionally through civic engagement, leadership development education, networking workshops, and social gatherings.
There are federal, state, and local tax incentives as well as other local incentives available to help businesses trying to flourish in our town. Take a look at our Incentives page for more information.
Disclaimer: Should you have any questions, please contact these organizations directly. They are their own entities with no affiliation with the City of Oil City. If you own or operate an organization you believe should be included on this list of resources please let us know by filling out the form below.