Apply for a Business License

See Business License Information for the following:

  • Determine what type of license you need
  • Business License Fees
  • Special Event Vendors
  • Business Taxes
  • Business License FAQ's 

For step-by-step directions, click below on the type of license you are applying for.

General Business License

Steps to get a General Business License:

Step 1.Prepare Required Documents

  • Sole Proprietors: One form of identification (Driver's License, Birth Certificate, Passport
  • Sole Proprietors: Click HERE to review the Licensing and Verification Sheet
  • Bill of Sale (required for change of ownership)
  • Business License Fee Payment Options:

    Online:  A credit card payment can be made on your portal once your application has been approved. Renewals can also be paid through your portal.
    • Over the phone: A credit card payment can be made over the phone upon approval of your application or renewal.
    • In Person: Our office can accept check, money order, cash or credit card for payment of your business license or renewal.

Step 2.Go to the Customer Portal

 

 

Home Occupation License

Steps to get a Home Occupation License

Step 1.Prepare Required Documents

  • Sole Proprietors: One form of identification (front and back) i.e. Driver's License, Birth Certificate, Passport
  • Sole Proprietors: Click HERE to review the Licensing and Verification Sheet
  • Arizona non-operating identification license
  • Health Permit from County (Mobile Food Vendor Only)
  • Floor and Site Plan of the house and property. Click here to see an example.
  • Property owner permission if applicant is renting or leasing
  • Applicable Department of Health Permit or Cottage Food Certificate of Registration (if food vendor)
  • Business License Fee Payment Options:
    • Online:  A credit card payment can be made on your portal once your application has been approved. Renewals can also be paid through your portal.
    • Over the phone: A credit card payment can be made over the phone upon approval of your application or renewal.
    • In Person: Our office can accept check, money order, cash or credit card for payment of your business license or renewal.

Step 2.Go to the Customer Portal

 

 

Public Market License

Steps to get a Public Market License:

Step 1.Prepare Required Documents

  • Sole Proprietors: One form of identification (front and back) i.e. Driver's License, Birth Certificate, Passport
  • Sole Proprietors: Click HERE to review the Licensing and Verification Sheet
  • Pima County Health Permit for Food Related Business (if applicable)
  • Proof of Fire Inspection (Fire District Standards Form)
  • Bill of Sale
  • Business License Fee Payment Options:
  • Online:  A credit card payment can be made on your portal once your application has been approved. Renewals can also be paid through your portal.
  • Over the phone: A credit card payment can be made over the phone upon approval of your application or renewal.
  • In Person: Our office can accept check, money order, cash or credit card for payment of your business license or renewal.

Step 2.Go to the Customer Portal

 

 

Solicitor's License Application

Step 1.Edit, Fill and Sign the application

Applications and supporting documents are available as fillable PDFs. Electronic signatures are acceptable. 

Solicitor's License Application(PDF, 162KB)

Business License fee(s)

Business License fee(s) are due when the Business License application is submitted. Applicants submitting an application via email or fax will be contacted upon receipt of their completed application in order to make a payment for the applicable fee. 

  • Over the phone: A credit card payment can be made over the phone upon approval of your application or renewal.
  • In Person: Our office can accept check, money order, cash or credit card for payment of your business license or renewal.

Step 2.Submit completed application and supporting documentation

The completed application and any applicable documents can be emailed, mailed, faxed or delivered in person to the CED Department:

Email address - businesslicensing@orovalleyaz.gov
Mailing address - 11000 N. La Cañada Drive, Oro Valley, AZ 85737
Fax number - 520-297-0428

 

 

Realtor's License/ Solicitation Application

Step 1.Prepare Required Documents

  • The Realtor and his Brokerage Firm must be licensed in Arizona. 

  • The Realtor must provide a copy of his Real Estate License showing the expiration date and a copy of an active Business License for his Brokerage Firm from the municipality where the Brokerage Firm is located. If the Brokerage Firm is located in a municipality that does not require a Business License, we would need a copy of the Arizona License for his Brokerage Firm showing the expiration date

  • If the Brokerage Firm is in Oro Valley, they must have an active Oro Valley Business License. 

  • No background check or photo required. 

  • The license is valid for 6 months or the expiration date of the realtor license, whichever date is sooner 

Step 2.Edit, Fill and Sign the application

Applications and supporting documents are available as fillable PDFs. Electronic signatures are acceptable. 

Realtor License /Solicitation Application(PDF, 120KB)

Business License fee(s)

Business License fee(s) are due when the Business License application is submitted. Applicants submitting an application via email or fax will be contacted upon receipt of their completed application in order to make a payment for the applicable fee. 

  • Over the phone: A credit card payment can be made over the phone upon approval of your application or renewal.
  • In Person: Our office can accept check, money order, cash or credit card for payment of your business license or renewal.

Step 3.Submit completed application and supporting documentation

The completed application and any applicable documents can be emailed, mailed, faxed or delivered in person to the CED Department:

Email address - businesslicensing@orovalleyaz.gov
Mailing address - 11000 N. La Cañada Drive, Oro Valley, AZ 85737
Fax number - 520-297-0428

 

Charitable/Religious/Educational Solicitor's Application

Step 1.Prepare Required Documents

  • Proof of qualification paperwork 

  • Applicant may attach a separate page listing solicitor’s names, if necessary. 

  • Badges are good for 6 months or the timeframe stated on the application. 

Step 2.Edit, Fill and Sign the application

Applications and supporting documents are available as fillable PDFs. Electronic signatures are acceptable. 

Charitable / Religious / Educational Solicitor's Application(PDF, 97KB)

Business License fee(s)

Business License fee(s) are due when the Business License application is submitted. Applicants submitting an application via email or fax will be contacted upon receipt of their completed application in order to make a payment for the applicable fee. 

  • Over the phone: A credit card payment can be made over the phone upon approval of your application or renewal.
  • In Person: Our office can accept check, money order, cash or credit card for payment of your business license or renewal.

Step 3.Submit completed application and supporting documentation

The completed application and any applicable documents can be emailed, mailed, faxed or delivered in person to the CED Department:

Email address - businesslicensing@orovalleyaz.gov
Mailing address - 11000 N. La Cañada Drive, Oro Valley, AZ 85737
Fax number - 520-297-0428

 

 

 



 

 

 

Annual Business License / Business License Receipt

Your Annual Business License and Receipt will be sent at the completion of the application process. The Business License is not transferable and must be posted in a conspicuous place.