CITY OF PRESCOTT BUSINESS LICENSE REGISTRATION – MANDATORY AS OF 1/1/17
(passed May 2016)
Effective January 1, 2017, the City of Prescott is requiring anyone who engages in any business, occupation, or profession within the City to obtain an annual city business license. This new requirement includes: For-profit and nonprofit, home-based businesses, residential and commercial rentals, special event vendors and promoter/sponsors. This also includes businesses located within the municipal limits of Prescott, and those that may be physically located outside of the limits but enter the city to engage in business activity. If you have multiple locations, in the city limits, you will also need a separate license for each location.
The annual business license fee is $35 dollars with no proration. In addition, a $40 annual fire inspection will be required for all businesses located inside the Prescott City limits with the exception of home occupations and residential rental properties with less than three (3) dwelling units on one lot or parcel. License fees are paid online at the time of application.
There are additional fees for vacation rental and structured sober living homes which will be paid in conjunction with the business license application.
There are a few exemptions from the new ordinance that include schools, churches, governments, and employees of licensed businesses.
For more information and to apply online, please visit the city’s website at:
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