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You will need all of the applicable requirements.
A business owner must be 18 years or older to apply.
We require time to process and cannot produce an immediate license certificate without first being processed and approved. When a license is approved, certificates are printed, sorted, and mailed in large batches rather than one at a time.
Our application is embedded online for efficiency purposes. If you do not have access to a computer, you may use our public kiosk located at City Hall. If you are computer illiterate, you may have a family member or friend complete the application for you.
Some confirmed businesses are fee exempt although they are not exempt from a business license.
Choose the business type that best fits your business, otherwise choose business services. Licensing staff will correct your business type to one that best fits your business operations.
The first of the month following your license expiration month.
If your business does not fall under a flat rate, license fees are based on annual gross receipt income. View the Fee Schedule (PDF) for more information on fees.
There is a $10 fee if your license is between renewals. There is no fee if the change of address is submitted at the time of renewal.
Yes, regardless of how much business you have.
An account number is a business license number.
License (account) number can be found on the license certificate, in the emailed renewal notice, and on the renewal form.
The PIN number is provided in the renewal notice email, fees due notice email, and on the renewal form located on the bottom right corner.
Your business may receive a Code Enforcement citation for code violations such as but not limited to conducting business on an expired business license, not obtaining a business license, business license address is incorrect, etc.
Renewals are only accepted up to 90 days prior to the license expiration date.
We do not generate invoices for a business license.
Emailed renewal notices are sent two months prior to the expiration month and paper notices one month prior. If you require a paper notice, wait for the paper notice that will automatically be sent to you one month prior.
It is not necessary to request a renewal notice; they are automatically distributed via email 2 months prior to the expiration month and by mail one month prior.
No, business owners will need to renew each year at the time of renewal.
Renewals can only be done online, by mail with a printout of the renewal notice email or paper notice, or in-person at the Finance Department (waiting periods may occur).
Submit an online closeout request.
Business licenses are non-transferable. The license will need to be closed (submit online closeout request) and a new online application completed by the new owner including the applicable requirements.
Submit an online change of address request.