Once I submit my license what is the City process for approval?
Upon submission of a completed application and related license fee payment, the Finance Department will process the application and issue the certificate. "Home-Based" and "Within City Limit" applications will be forwarded on to the following departments for code review and clearance:
• Building and Planning Department - review and approval of the business zoning, signing, home occupation, etc.
• Public Works Department – review and clearance of sewer discharge.
o If the business is discharging anything other than domestic wastewater, a Wastewater Discharge Application is required. See the City website for a Discharge Permit Application.
• Fire Department – review for fire compliance and hazardous materials. Any hazardous materials used must be listed on the application. See our website for a sample listing of hazardous materials.
• Police Department - review for state certification requirements and emergency contact information.

In the event the business is not cleared, the tax license will be revoked and a full refund of the Business Tax Certificate fee will be issued.

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1. Why is a City Business License required?
2. Who is required to obtain a City Business License?
3. When must I file for a business license application?
4. Do I need a new license if I sell or move my business?
5. Are any businesses exempt from paying a business license fee?
6. What period does a Business License cover?
7. What is the Business License fee based on?
8. Can I get a refund if I over estimate my gross receipts?
9. Once I submit my license what is the City process for approval?
10. How long will it take for my Business License to be approved?
11. What is considered a Hazardous Material?
12. How do I get utilities for my new business?
13. Who do I contact if I have questions about Business Licenses?