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Business License Fees

Your business license fee as well as the application processing fee of $30.00 must be paid when the application is submitted. Below is a selected list of fee schedules. Please contact the Business License Department if your businesses fee schedule is not shown.

Retail, service, or wholesale business
License fees for retail, service, and wholesale businesses with a fixed place of business in the city shall be according to the following gross receipts schedule, unless otherwise specified in this code:

Annual Gross Receipts Fee
$0-$10.000.00 $30.00
$10,001.00-$25,000.00 $45
over $25,000.00 $45.00 plus $0.30 for each $1000.00 or fractional part thereof to $1,000,000; plus $0.20 for each $1000.00 or fractional part thereof to $5,000,000.00, plus $0.15 for each $1000.00 or fractional part thereof in excess of $5,000,000.00

Professional and semi-professional business
License fees for professional and semi-professional businesses with a fixed place of business in the city shall be according to the following:

Annual Gross Receipts Fee
$0-$10.000.00 $35.00
over $10,000.00 $35 plus $0.40 for each additional $1,000.00
or fractional part thereof.

Manufacturing business
License fees for manufacturing businesses with a fixed place of business in the city shall be according to the following schedule: A. For the first person employed, fifty dollars B. For the next ninety-nine persons employed, four dollars and fifty cents each; C. For all other persons employed, three dollars and fifty cents each.

Multiple Dwelling
Every person engaged in the business of owning and/or operating an apartment house, hotel apartment house, duplex, apartment court or bungalow court, and other multiple dwellings shall pay an annual license fee of thirty dollars plus one dollar per one thousand dollars of annual gross rental receipts, exclusive of utility charges and service fees. (Prior code § 6401.04)

Single-family dwelling
Every person engaged in the business of renting five or more single-family dwellings, either on the same parcel or separate parcels in the city, shall pay an annual license fee of thirty dollars plus one dollar per thousand dollars of annual gross rental receipts exclusive of utility charges and service fees. (Ord. 795 § 3 (part), 1989)

Commercial Property
Every person engaged in the business of renting or leasing land, vacant lots, offices, stores, industrial plants or any building or structure of any kind on land located in the city and rented to a tenant for purposes other than dwelling, sleeping or lodging shall pay an annual license fee as follows:

Annual Rental Receipts Fee
$0-$25.000.00 No fee
above $25,000.00 $100 plus two dollars per $1,000.00 of annual receipts
over $25,000.00.

Hotel, motel, sanitarium, rest home, home for the aged
The license fee for conducting or maintaining a hotel, motel, auto court, roominghouse, boardinghouse, infirmary, sanitarium, convalescent home or hospital, resthome or home for the aged, as defined in this title or Title 18 of this code, shall be as follows: thirty dollars plus one dollar per one thousand dollars of annual gross rental receipts, exclusive of utility charges and service fees.

Outdoor advertising, bill posting
Every person conducting or carrying on the business of outdoor advertising in the city by means of bill posting, sticking, tacking, affixing, or painting bills or signs to or upon posts, fences, walls, billboards, vehicles, buildings or other structures shall pay an annual license fee of three hundred dollars or thirty dollars per day, whichever is the lesser sum.

Contractor, developer, or subdivider
Every person conducting the business of contracting, subcontracting, developing and/or subdividing within the city shall pay an annual license fee according to the following annual gross receipts schedule: The term “gross receipts” shall include only receipts from jobs or projects located within the city limits; provided that any contractor, developer, and/or subdivider maintaining a fixed place of business within the city shall be required to pay the annual license fee as set forth in this section.

Annual Gross Receipts Fee
$0-$25.000.00 $75.00
over $25,000.00 $75.00 plus $0.30 per each $1,000.00 or fractional part thereof to $1,000,000.00, plus $0.20 for each $1,000.00 or fractional part thereof in excess of $1,000,000.00

License for less than a year

When any business shall be commenced more than three months after the beginning of the license year, applicant shall pay three-fourths of the annual license fee as provided in this chapter. If commenced more than six months afterward, the applicant shall pay one-half of the fee provided, and if commenced more than nine months afterward, the one-fourth of such fee.

Vending machines and mechanical devices
Every person not having a fixed place of business within the city who owns or conducts the business consisting of vending machines or mechanical devices which are placed or located within the city shall pay an annual license fee in accordance with the following gross receipts schedule: thirty-five dollars for the first five thousand dollars or fractional part thereof; plus three dollars for each additional one thousand dollars or fractional part thereof in excess of five thousand dollars. No license fee shall be required for the operation or maintenance of any postage stamp machine.

Wholesale, jobbing, retail, and other businesses 
Every person without a fixed place of business within the city engaged in business or otherwise in the selling of goods, wares, merchandise, services or other things of value and not otherwise specifically licensed in this chapter shall pay an annual license fee according to the following schedule:

Annual Gross Receipts Fee
$5,000.00 $60.00
$5,001.00-$10,000.00 $80.00
over $10,000.00 $110.00

License for less than a year

When any business shall be commenced more than three months after the beginning of the license year, applicant shall pay three-fourths of the annual license fee as provided in this chapter. If commenced more than six months afterward, the applicant shall pay one-half of the fee provided, and if commenced more than nine months afterward, the one-fourth of such fee.

Wholesale delivery
Every person in the business of wholesale delivery by vehicle to any established place of business in the city of any goods, wares or merchandise with annual gross receipts equal to one thousand dollars or more per year and not having a fixed place of business in the city shall pay an annual license fee of fifty-five dollars. Those with less than one thousand dollars annual gross receipts per year shall pay an annual license fee of thirty-five dollars.

Retail delivery
Every person without a fixed place of business within the city engaged in making retail deliveries within the city shall pay an annual license fee of eighty-five dollars, except those persons making fewer than five retail deliveries during any three-month period and after having signed an affidavit to that effect on a form provided by the license collector, shall pay a license fee of fifty-five dollars.

General maintenance services
Any person not having a fixed place of business in the city and who is doing business within the city by way of general repairs and/or maintenance services shall pay an annual license fee in accordance with the following annual gross receipts schedule:

Annual Gross Receipts Fee
$0-$2,000.00 $22.50
$2,001.00-$3,000.00 $52.50
$3,001.00-$5,000.00 $60.00
$5,001.00-$10,000.00 $80.00
over $10,000.00 $110.00

 


 

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