Home-based Business License & Application

Use this form to apply for or update your home-based or mobile food business license.

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    Please note: There may be deed restrictions limiting the use of the property for home-based businesses. The City of Sierra Vista does not investigate or enforce deed restrictions. Deed restrictions are generally enforced by local property owners or homeowners' associations. Further, there may be permits required by state and federal agencies. You may wish to investigate any potential deed restrictions or required permits before submitting this application. The City of Sierra Vista does not assume any responsibility to ensure that the proper permits have been obtained.

    Prohibited business uses of residential property are automotive service and repair of vehicles not owned or leased by the occupants of the property, nail salons, animal kennels, and medical services. For additional information on home-based businesses, please see the City of Sierra Vista Development Code, Article 151.06.004.

    I am applying for a new home-based business license.

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    I am updating a current home-based business license.

    What are you updating?

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    Applicant name
    Business name
    Payment contact name

    Physical location
    Zip code
    Email address (required):

    Type of business (such as office, daycare, storage, etc.)
    Type of work (such as graphic design, data entry, consulting, 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.

    Mobile-food business license applicants must complete the Mobile-Food Vendor Permit.
    I am a ROC Contractor YesNo

    Contractor ROC#
    Total employees

    Please check one of the boxes below.
    My business is not located within Sierra Vista city limits. Skip to Submit Application.

    My business is located in Sierra Vista city limits. Continue to the Home-based Certification section below.

    Home-based Certification

    Other than household members, the number of employees who will be working in the home

    Will clients come to the home to obtain goods or services? YesNo
    Will any activity be conducted on the property outside of the house? YesNo

    Please describe the type of activity.

    Will there be a sign placed on the house? YesNo

    Please indicate the size of the sign. Please note that signage cannot exceed 4 square feet and must be located on the principal structure.
    For more information about signage, see Development Code Article 151.10.

    Does the business activity include food preparation? YesNo

    Please note: Any home-based business involved in food preparation such as baking, cooking, or canning may need to be approved by the Cochise County Health Department, (520) 803-3900. The Health Department will supply the applicant with a letter that states the conditions needed to meet Health Department standards. That letter will need to be provided to the City of Sierra Vista as part of your business license application packet. Please contact the Sierra Vista Public Works Department at (520) 458-5775 for information about the proper disposal of fats, oils, and grease created from the business.

    Location where business will be conducted is OwnedRented
    If rented, you will need to provide a letter of permission from the property owner. Property ownership records are checked during application processing. False claims of ownership or renter submittals without letters of permission from a property owner (or authorized representative of a property owner) will result in the application being denied.

    Property owner/manager name

    Percentage of home devoted to the business

    Check each box below to confirm that you meet all of the conditions for a home-based businesses required by the City's Development Code.

    Conditions for a home-based business:

    Submit Application

    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. I understand that this license application is contingent upon approval from the City of Sierra Vista Community Development Department, the Fire & Medical Services Department, and Environmental Services.

    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. Required.

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

    Please attach Letter of Permission from property owner/landlord, if required (PDF only).

    Please attach a photo of your ID (.jpg only).