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.
Q. Does the City of Phoenix have or require a "general" business license?
A. No, the City of Phoenix does not have or require a "general" business license. Only certain activities are regulated, and require a license/permit from the City of Phoenix.
Depending on your business activity/set-up you may need licenses/permits/approvals from the following City of Phoenix Departments:
Planning and Development Department: Building & Zoning Permits
Parks & Recreation: Permits for Events in City Parks & Streets
Public Assembly & Tents/Canopy Permits
Alarm Business & Alarm Agent Permits
Film Office: Film & Digital Media Permit
>> If you will also be conducting business in any surrounding cities, please check with each of those individual cities on any rules, regulations or requirements to conduct business there.
Other State/County licensing/permitting:
AZ Department of Liquor License & Control:
State Liquor License
AZ Department of Revenue:
State Privilege Tax License
AZ Corporation Commission:
Create/Register a Corporation or LLC
AZ Secretary of State: Register a Trade Name
Maricopa County Environmental Health: Food Program Permits