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 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 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.

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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