How Do I Get a Business License?

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?

AmusementsAuctionsCurb PaintersEscort Bureaus & EscortsMassage Establishments & ManagersSexually Oriented Buisnesses & PerformersVending 

What Activities Require City Recommendation/Approval?

Regular Liquor Special Event LiquorWine Festivals Extensions of Premises BingoOff-Track BettingTopless Bars

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

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