AZ sales tax number
Type of business (such as office, daycare, storage, etc.)
Type of work (such as graphic design, data entry, consulting, etc.)
Individual Partnership Corporation LLC
This is a mobile food business
Mobile-food business license applicants must complete the Mobile-Food Vendor Permit.
I am a Construction Contractor Yes No
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.
Other than family members, the number of employees who will be working in the home
Will clients come to the home to obtain goods or services?
Will any activity be conducted on the property outside of the house? Yes No
Please describe the type of activity.
Will there be a sign placed on the house?
Does the business activity include food preparation?
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
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.
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:
The residential character of the property shall be maintained and show no indications that a home-based business is being conducted on the premises (other than signage as allowed in Development Code Article 151.10, Sign Regulations). Customers may patronize a home-based business between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. The home-based business must be wholly located within the principal building and occupy no more than 25% of the home's gross floor area. Remodeling of the home or installing mechanical and/or electrical equipment not customarily found in a residential dwelling, when specifically needed to accommodate the home-based business, is not allowed. Parts or materials related to the home-based business shall be screened from public view by either an opaque structure or vegetation and will be limited to the interior of the structure or the side and rear yards of the property. A home-based business is limited to one full-time employee or equivalent in addition to those employees residing at the residence. Increases in traffic and parking generated by the home-based business should not be noticeable to the neighborhood. The Institute of Transportation Engineers Trip Generation Handbook will be used to determine traffic standards. Employees not working at the residence may not congregate at the home to perform daily operational activities. The signage of a home-based business shall be in accordance with Development Code Article 151.10, Sign Regulations, which states that only one home occupations sign is allowed. The sign is to be located on the principal structure, shall not be illuminated, and is allowed a maximum of 4 square feet. Noise, vibrations, odors, heat, or glare in a home-based business shall not be detectable beyond the property line or as stated in Development Code Article 151.05, Performance Standards. The storage of hazardous materials in a home-based business must comply with the International Building Code and International Fire Code. A home-based business may not have a semi tractor/trailer deliver goods to the residence nor use one in the daily operations of the business. A home-based business that uses heavy equipment, such as construction equipment, must store the equipment in a commercial location.
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).