Frequently Asked Questions

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  • What is the City Code that regulates business licenses?
  • Where can I go to find additional information on starting a business in Arizona?
  • How much does a business license cost?
  • Will I be billed for my license renewal or will my license automatically renew?
  • I'm a non-profit organization. Do I need to have a business license with the city?
  • If I am an event vendor. Do I need to apply for a business license?
  • What is a Transaction Privilege Tax License and do I need one?
  • I have let my license lapse and would like to renew it. How can I do this?
  • Are the fees I pay for my license one-time only or are they annual?
  • How do I register my business name?
  • Do I have to establish an LLC or Corporation to apply for a business license and if so, how do I do that?
  • Which businesses are exempt from a business license?
  • Who needs a business license?