A Business Tax Certificate is required for all new and existing business located in the City. Businesses that are changing names, changing ownership, or moving to a new location must also obtain a Business Tax Certificate. This certificate is required before you can legally occupy your building and conduct business operations.
In order to obtain a Business Tax Certificate, you must submit the following items to the City between 1:00p.m. - 5:00p.m., Monday through Friday: 1) a completed Business Tax Certificate application 2) an 8 1/2" x 11" scaled & dimensioned floor plan (total square footage & proposed use) 3) payment of $60.50 made out to the City (cash or check only).
If the occupancy does not involve tenant improvements, contact the City Building Department within 10 days of submitting your application to schedule an on-site inspection. Once inspected and approved, an official Certificate of Occupancy will be mailed to you and will remain on file with the City.