Arizona Business License

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General Business License Requirements for Arizona.

Business licenses are often required of business entities, regardless of their products and services. This page provides an overview of business license requirements in Arizona.

Arizona General Business Licenses

Arizona Business License

Not required



General Business License licensure is not required on the State level in Arizona.

Arizona does not have a general business license at the state level, but local licenses are often required.

Local General Business Licenses

Apache Junction Business License

Agency:Apache Junction City Clerk's Office (AZ)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Form:

Business License & Zoning Review Application

Agency Fee:

$50

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$50

Due:

Annually by the date of initial registration.

Notes:

Renewal reminders are sent in the mail approximately 45 days prior to expiration. Simply send in the renewal fee with the reminder notice to renew.

Buckeye Business License - Mercantile Business – Wholesale & Retail

Agency:City of Buckeye Finance Department (AZ)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$25 application fee + $40 license fee

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$40

Due:

Annually

Notes:

The city will send you a renewal form about 45 days prior to the license expiration date.

Buckeye Business License - Professional & Personal Services

Agency:City of Buckeye Finance Department (AZ)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$25 application fee + $40 license fee

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$40

Due:

Annually by the end of the registration anniversary month.

Notes:

The city will send you a renewal form about 45 days prior to the license expiration date.

Chandler Business Registration

Agency:City of Chandler Tax and License Division (AZ)

Initial Registration

Form:

Business Registration Application

Agency Fee:

$45

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$45

Due:

Annually by January 1.

City of Casa Grande Business License

Agency:City of Casa Grande Finance Department (AZ)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Form:

Business License Registration Application

Filing Method:

Email cgbl@casagrandeaz.gov

Agency Fee:

Fee determined by business type. See application for fee schedule. 

Required Attachments:
  • Licensing Eligibility Requirement Form
  • Copy of business owner(s) or Corporate Agent’s current Arizona Driver’s License
  • Certificate of Occupancy Permit - Copy of business owner(s) or Corporate Agent’s current Arizona Driver’s License
  • Sign Permit - Copy of business owner(s) or Corporate Agent’s current Arizona Driver’s License
  • Alarm Permit - Copy of business owner(s) or Corporate Agent’s current Arizona Driver’s License
  • ARizona Transaction Privilege Tax License - Copy of business owner(s) or Corporate Agent’s current Arizona Driver’s License
  • Arizona State Contractor's License - Copy of business owner(s) or Corporate Agent’s current Arizona Driver’s License
  • Temporary Merchants: 
    • Copy of business owner(s) or Corporate Agent’s current Arizona Driver’s License
    • Copy of business owner(s) or Corporate Agent’s current Arizona Driver’s License
    • Surety bond, cash bond or certified check made payable to the City of Casa Grande. Reference the “Peddler” section in the
      Business Transaction License Fee Schedule for current fee rate(s).
  • Transient Merchants, Itinerant Vendor/Merchants:
    • A completed Temporary Use Permit application, site plan and written permission from the property owner may be required if you
      are not the property owner. Temporary Use Permit not to exceed 72 hours.
    • A refundable clean-up deposit may be required.
  • Peddlers, Canvassers and Solicitors:
    • Two photographs of each applicant or agent, taken within sixty days immediately prior to the date of filing the application.
      Photographs shall be approximately two inches by two inches, showing the head and shoulders of the applicants or agents in a
      clear and distinguishing manner. These will be used for picture ID’s issued by the Police Department.
    • Fingerprints of each applicant or agent is required.
    • A written, detailed sales pitch is required.
  • Pawn Shops:
    • Regulation one – report to PD
    • Regulation two

Registration Renewal

Form:

Business License Registration Application (Renewal)

Filing Method:

Email cgbl@casagrandeaz.gov

Agency Fee:

Fee determined by business type. See application for fee schedule. 

Due:

Annually by date of issuance. 

City of Goodyear Business License

Agency:City of Goodyear Finance Department - Business Registration Services (AZ)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Form:

Business License Registration Application

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$75

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$75

Due:

Annually by December 31. 

City of Mesa Business License

Agency:City of Mesa Licensing Division (AZ)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$10

Required Attachments:
  • Government ID
  • Licensing Eligibility Form (sole proprietor, partnerships only)
  • Organizational Chart (businesses with 3+ owners)

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$25

Due:

Annually by date of issuance. 

City of Peoria Business License

Agency:City of Peoria Finance and Budget Department (AZ)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Form:

Business License Registration Application

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$20 one time application fee + $25 business licese fee = $45

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$25

Due:

Annually by December 31. 

City of Phoenix Business License

Not required



General Business License licensure is not required on the City level in Phoenix.

The city of Phoenix does not have or issue a general business license. Only certain activities are regulated and require a license or require a recommendation/approval from the city.

City of Surprise Business License

Agency:City of Surprise Finance Department (AZ)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Form:

Business License Registration Application

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$168 intial business fee

Prorated fees available.  See this page

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$84

Due:

Annually by specified due date. 

Gila River Indian Community Business License Non-Member

Agency:Gila River Indian Community Office of the Treasurer (AZ)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Form:

Business License Registration Application 

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$150

Registration Renewal

Form:

Business License Registration Application (Renewal)

Filing Method:

Mail 

Agency Fee:

$150

Due:

Annually by date of approval 

Glendale Business License

Agency:City of Glendale Licensing Office (AZ)

Initial Registration

Form:

City of Glendale Business License Application

Agency Fee:

$25

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$25

Due:

Annually by January 1.

Maricopa County Business License

Not required



General Business License licensure is not required on the County level in Maricopa County.

Maricopa County does not issue a General Business license.

Pima County Business License

Not required



General Business License licensure is not required on the County level in Pima County.

Pima County does not require or issue business licenses.

Scottsdale Business Registration License

Agency:City of Scottsdale Business Services Office (AZ)

Initial Registration

Form:

Business Registration License Application

Agency Fee:

$12 application fee + $50 annual license fee.

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$12 application fee + $50 annual license fee.

Due:

Annually by January 1.

Town of Gilbert Arizona Standard Business License

Agency:Town of Gilbert Development Services (AZ)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online 

Agency Fee:

$35

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online 

Agency Fee:

$15

Due:

Annually by date of issuance.

Tucson Business License

Agency:City of Tucson License Section (AZ)

Initial Registration

Form:

Business License Application

Agency Fee:

$12 application fee + $50 annual license fee.

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$12 application fee + $50 annual license fee.

Due:

Annually by January 1.

Yuma Business License

Agency:City of Yuma Business License and Sales Tax Office (AZ)

Initial Registration

Form:

Regular Business License Application

Agency Fee:

Fees range from $40-$120

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

Fees range from $40-$120

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