How Do I Get a Business License?

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Currently, the public must schedule an appointment to conduct business at City Hall, including License Services. Please contact License Services at 602-262-4638 to schedule your appointment. Staff is also available to assist you via telephone and can direct you to online and email resources, where available.


The City of Phoenix does not have or issue a general business license. Only certain activities are regulated and require a license or require a recommendation/approval from the City.


What Activities Require Licensing?

Amusements Auctions Curb Painters Escort Bureaus & Escorts Massage Establishments & Managers Sexually Oriented Buisnesses & Performers Vending 

What Activities Require City Recommendation/Approval?

Regular Liquor​​​Special Event LiquorWine Festivals Extensions of Premises Bingo Off-Track Betting Topless Bars

For Privilege (Sales) and Use Tax Licenses, please contact the Finance Department.


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