Applies to stores, offices, home-based businesses, and most other physical locations in city limits
For new licenses or changes in location or ownership, you may register online.
If you prefer a paper application, please see below:
Most in town business license applications are reviewed by the Planning Division for compliance with zoning regulations. Please review the Home Occupation Handout if you are operating a business out of a residential property, as there are certain restrictions that apply to home-based businesses.
Depending on the location and type of business, commercial business license applications may also be reviewed by Fire Inspectors. You may be assessed a Fire Inspection Fee on your business license renewal.
If you relocate your business from one location to another within city limits, please fill out a new business license application for review by zoning and fire safety officials. A processing fee must be included with the application ($98 for a commercial location; $68 for a residential location). A $10 processing fee is required for a change of business ownership.
In the downtown area, there is a Business Improvement District (BID), which is comprised of standard and premium zones. If you are thinking of starting up a business downtown, you might want to review the map below to see if your address falls within either of the zones. If so, you may be charged a BID assessment on your business license renewal.