Business License Application

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    I am applying for a new commercial business license.

    Please complete the form below.

    I am updating a current commercial business license.

    Account number

    What are you updating?

    Old business name
    Old business address

    Please note: A change of ownership necessitates a new Business License application. Business licenses do not transfer with ownership.
    Enter updates below; you do not need to complete all fields.


    Applicant name
    Business name
    Payment contact name

    Physical location
    Zip code
    Email address*:

    Business OwnerManager

    Phone number
    Emergency contact name

    Type of business (such as office, manufacturing, retail, etc.)

    Ownership: IndividualPartnershipCorporationLLC

    A valid ID must be presented for all Individual (sole proprietorship) and Partnership licenses. Please use the link below to attach a .jpg or PDF of your ID. Once proof of identification has been verified, the ID will be destroyed and not kept on record. This requirement does not apply to LLC and Corporation ownership types.

    I am a ROC Contractor YesNo

    Contractor ROC#
    Total employees

    Zoning Compliance Certificate

    When an application is submitted for a business license, a Zoning Compliance Certificate may be required from the City of Sierra Vista Building Department before a license can be issued. To obtain a new Zoning Compliance Certificate, a building inspection must be done of the building in which the business is located if the business is with Sierra Vista city limits. The inspectors must have access to the inside and outside of the building. If any violations are found with the building, these violations must be corrected before the Zoning Compliance Certificate is approved. Extensive work may be required to make the building comply with the building and fire codes. Contact Community Development with any questions.
    Please check one of the boxes below.
    My business is not physically located within Sierra Vista city limits. Continue to the Certification section below.
    I have read the above. I understand the above and will comply with the above requirements.
    I have read the above and request a new Zoning Compliance Certificate.

    When would you like your inspection?

    Inspections are scheduled on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays only, between 9:00-11:00 a.m. and 1:00-2:00 p.m. Allow a minimum of two days' advance notice. City inspectors will try to accommodate your date and time request. The City will contact you to set up the date and time.
    Contact name for inspection


    By clicking the Submit Application button below, I attest that I have read, acknowledge, and will comply with the following:

    1. This application must be approved before I can lawfully engage in any business activities in the City of Sierra Vista.
    2. A separate license is required for each business location.
    3. Written notification of any changes or cancellation of this application must be made immediately to the License Clerk. Without written notification of cancellation, billing will continue.
    4. This license is non-transferable and shall be valid until revoked by the City Clerk.
    5. The fee for a new license is $100 and is not proratable. The annual renewal fee is $50, payable on January 1 of each year.
    6. I certify that if applicable, I will submit the application for an Arizona State Sales Tax number for the location described within five (5) working days of the approval of this application.
    7. Non-profits must submit proof of exemption (Letter of Determination).
    8. A separate permit is required for any business sign.
    9. When operating form a commercial location, I will be required to submit a Zoning Compliance Certificate. If operating from my home within City limits, I will be required to complete a Home Occupation Application.

    Please enter any comments below:

    I hereby certify that the statements made herein, to the best of my belief and knowledge, are true and correct. I understand that this license application is contingent upon approval from Community Development, the Fire & Medical Services Department, and Environmental Services. (Required.)

    I request to not be contacted by outside businesses or solicitors.

    Please use the "Choose File" button below to attach a .jpg or PDF of your ID.