If you plan to operate a permanent business, complete the Business License application. If you plan to operate a temporary business associated with a special event or purpose (concert, festival, parking lot sale, etc.) complete a Vendor application. Parade, Assemblage or Road Closure complete an application for a Special Event Permit.
If you will be conducting business at a commercial location, complete the Commercial Business License application. You must also complete a Zoning Compliance Certificate and get it approved by the Community Development Department and Fire & Medical Services. If you live within the limits of the City of Sierra Vista and plan to operate a business out of your home, you must complete a Home Business License application.
Mobile food vendors selling food at a location for more than 2 hours at a time must complete a Mobile Food Vendor Permit application, which will be reviewed by the Community Development and Fire & Medical Services departments.
Separate license must be obtained for each branch establishment or separate place of business in which any trade, business, game or amusement, calling, profession, or occupation is practiced, transacted or carried on, and for each trade, business, game or amusement, calling, profession, or occupation practiced, transacted, or carried on at the same place, and each license issued shall authorize the person obtaining it to practice, transact, carry on, pursue or conduct only that trade, business, game or amusement, calling, profession, or occupation described in the license, and only at the location or place of business therein described.
In the event that the location, ownership, or name of your business changes, you will need to update your business license by completing a Business License Update Form. A change in location also requires that you complete either a new zoning compliance certificate or a new home occupation application.
This product or service is exempt provided that the hobby or activity is not a primary source of income pursuant to City Code Section 110-04. Occasional Sales.
Any religious, social, or fraternal and nonprofit organization shall be required to execute and fill out a Nonprofit Business License Application with the City Clerk for a waiver of all requirements of this chapter. When the nonprofit organization's conduct or sponsor any showing, fair, display, or demonstration, all participants will be exempt from the provisions provided the sponsoring organization files for a waiver of requirements listing all participants under the organization's sponsorship with the City Clerk 5 days prior to the event. The City shall have the right to deny any person participation for failure to file information necessary for waiver of requirements.
If this is a special event such as a parade, assemblage, or event that requires a road closure, an Application for Special Event Permit must be returned to the Department of Leisure and Library Services not less than 90 days before the scheduled event. A diagram of the proposed site or route is required for review. Include streets and intersections in which the road will be closed. Also identify on the map the portion of the street or intersection, which will be occupied during the street closure.
All food establishments must have a grease interceptor to remove or reduce the concentration of fats, oils, and grease in wastewater before discharging to the city sewer and treatment system. For standards and details, please click here.