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Please choose either the Home Occupancy or Commercial Occupancy application as it applies to your current business location.
Business or business activity broadly includes all commercial activities or acts engaged in or caused to be engaged in for profit, whether personal or corporate. This includes (but is not limited to) home occupations, special events and the leasing of commercial property.
Town of Prescott Valley Business Licenses are renewed annually. License Renewal Notices are e-mailed approximately 40 days before the expiration date. Renewal payments can be made by mail, by check or money order payable to the Town of Prescott Valley. Payments may be made in person at the Town Clerk window at the Civic Center from 8am to 5pm Monday through Friday. We accept cash and checks. Credit card payments are accepted through CityGrows. To use CityGrows for the first time you will need to register as new user and select renewal payment under your category of license.
License fees are due by the renewal date and are subject to a 25% penalty fee if paid 14 days after the renewal date. Business Licenses are subject to termination if not renewed within 45 days from the renewal date.
Please contact the Deputy Town Clerk with any questions at 928.759.3135 or email the Deputy Town Clerk
HOME OCCUPANCY APPLICATION: $60 FOR NEW APPLICATIONS | $45 FOR ANNUAL RENEWALS
COMMERCIAL OCCUPANCY APPLICATION: $65 FOR NEW APPLICATIONS | $45 FOR ANNUAL RENEWALS. LIQUOR LICENSE FEES VARY DEPENDING ON SERIES TYPE.
PEDDLER'S LICENSE: $50 PER APPLICATION. LICENSE IS NON-RENEWABLE; APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ANNUALLY.
COMMERCIAL RENTAL APPLICATION: $65 INCLUDES ONE $5 LOCATION FEE. ADD $5 PER EACH ADDITIONAL LOCATION. MULTI-SITE BUILDINGS COUNT AS ONE LOCATION. TRANSACTION PRIVILEGE TAX IS NOT COLLECTED ON RENTAL INCOME.
SPECIAL EVENT APPLICATION: $15 PER SINGLE VENDOR EVENT OR $250 FOR MULTIPLE VENDOR EVENT | $75 FOR SPECIAL EVENT LIQUOR LICENSES | $120 FOR CARNIVALS/CIRCUSES PER DAY | $30 FOR RODEOS PER DAY
NOTICE: In order to renew your license, you will need to select an application below to create an account for your business and pay your fees. This will require you to enter up-to-date information about your business, however this will be a one time occurrence. You will only be charged the renewal fee.
We appreciate your patience and understanding as we undergo this transition.
Section 8-02-050 states that in the event no license is issued the initial fee shall not be returned to the applicant. Once a license is issued or renewed there shall be no refunds or adjustments. All business licenses are good for 1 year after issuance and renewable for $45 (plus $5 per location for commercial rental licenses). Business licenses with state liquor licenses renew at fee schedule according to series number.
Per Section 8-020-100 business licenses are non-transferable. If the person, firm, company or corporation changes ownership, location or type of business from its present business license in the Town of Prescott Valley, the business license shall expire immediately and a new business license shall be applied for in accordance with this article. Licenses that are not renewed 45 days after expiration shall be permanently terminated. If the applicant wishes to continue to transact business a new license must be obtained.
Please note: All town code articles and ordinances are available for review at the Town Clerk's office.
Review Process Timeline
Administrative Review: 5 Business Days
Upon acceptance of business license application the Town Clerk's office will review the application packet for completeness and the collect the license fees. The Town Clerk will complete the administrative review with 5 business days of receipt of a complete application packet.
Substantive Review: 20 Business Days
Businesses located within the town limits are subject to a substantive review. The application packet will be forwarded to Development Services Department where Zoning and Building officials will review and complete a physical inspection of the commercial property within 20 business days. Home-based business applications will be reviewed by Zoning within 20 business days. When the substantive review is complete, the application will be returned to the Town Clerk for final review.
Final Review: 5 Business Days
The Town Clerk will give final approval to issue a business license within 5 business days after the substantive review is complete. A confirmation from the Arizona Department of Revenue of a transaction privilege tax (TPT) number application is required to grant final approval for businesses that are required to collect and pay TPT sales tax. In the event the business license is denied, applicants have the right to appeal before the Board of Appeals per Town Code Chapter 7.
In accordance with Arizona Revised Statutes §9-240(B)(19) (as amended), the Town of Prescott Valley hereby applies license and fee requirements to all persons engaging in any non-exempt business within the Town limits from a fixed location (including residential locations) and all persons engaging in special events as defined in this Article. The purpose of the business license and business license fee is primarily to regulate and fund regulation of the quality of business activity which occurs or is transacted within the Town limits, in order to protect the health, safety and welfare of the people of the Town. The fee is imposed on the privilege of doing business within the Town.
It is unlawful for any person to carry on any business or special event as defined herein without having procured a business license from the Town in accordance with this Article, and otherwise complying with applicable regulations set forth in the Town Code, Town regulations, Arizona Revised Statutes, and Arizona Administrative Code. This includes (but is expressly not limited to) privilege tax licenses required by Town Code §8A-300. Business license applications should be obtained from the Town no later than fifteen (15) business days prior to commencement of business or special events.
Because of the importance of the town's business license requirements, the town occasionally mounts an enforcement campaign to ensure uniform application. As approved by the Prescott Valley Town Council, staff will accept applications for business licenses from businesses that have not been in compliance without investigating the issue of prior compliance, up to and including December 31, 2015. The Town of Prescott Valley will strictly enforce the business license provisions including, but not limited to, applying to the Magistrate Court for convictions under provisions of the Town Code.
Town Code makes it a class 3 misdemeanor for any person to carry on a trade, calling, profession, occupation or business without first obtaining a license from the town. Upon conviction, persons could be punished by a fine not to exceed $500 or by imprisonment for a period not to exceed 1 month, or by both such fine and imprisonment. Each day that a violation continues is a separate offense. The complete Town Code Article 8-02 for business licenses is available at the Town Clerk's office and on the Prescott Valley website.
The Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) Checklist Program to Start, Operate and Grow a Business in Arizona is a free, interactive tool designed to help you easily navigate commonly requested information on what you need to know, who you need to contact, and where you need to go to license your business in Arizona. It also includes contact information to statewide resources and assistance to accelerate your business growth. Visit the Small Business Services page to access the Checklist Program.
For more information, call 928-759-3135 or email the clerks office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For TPT sales tax inquiries, call 928-759-3132. For state tax questions, please call 1-800-634-6494 or visit the Arizona Taxes website. For Rental Property questions contact the Yavapai County Assessor at 928-771-3220. There is zero (0%) rental tax in Prescott Valley.
Contact the Town Clerk's office for information for specific licensing requirements and fees for restaurants, insurance agencies, liquor licenses, massage therapy, special events, non-profits and peddlers.
Liquor licenses need 30 days for Town Council approval before being forwarded to the Arizona Department of Liquor Licenses and Control for issuance.