Business License Information

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Business License Required
The Town of Oro Valley requires that all persons who transact or carry on any business within its boundaries must first procure a license to do so (Town Code Article 8-2-2).  

The annual General business license fee is $80.00 and is based on a calendar year.  Payment must accompany a new license application in the form of cash, check, debit or credit card.

Public Market licenses are required for vendors whose business is located out of the Town and who participate in events such as art shows or the farmer's market.  The Public Market license fee is $20.00 and is based on a calendar year.   

In addition, Home Occupation, Peddler's/Solicitor's and/or Charitable/Religious/Educational Licenses may be required.

To obtain further information regarding Business Licenses, contact the Clerk's Office at (520) 229-4700 or view Town Code Chapter 8 Business Regulations and view Town Zoning Code Section 25.2C

Business License Forms

For your convenience you may download the applications from the links below and deliver to the Clerk's Office or mail to the Clerk's office at 11000 North La Cañada Drive, Oro Valley, Arizona 85737 for processing.

Business License Fees

Fees are Prorated Monthly (payable to the Town of Oro Valley):

January February March April May June
$80.00 $73.33 $66.67 $60.00 $53.33 $46.67
July August September October November December
$40.00 $33.33 $26.67 $20.00 $13.33 $6.67

Business Taxes

Oro Valley has a 2.5% retail sales tax and a 4% construction sales tax in addition to the 6.1% sales tax collected by the State of Arizona and Pima County.  For clarification on sales tax only, please call Wendy Gomez in our Finance Department at 229-4733.   Sales tax update forms to add Oro Valley to your Arizona Department of Revenue tax reports are available at the Clerk's Office, and sales tax applications are available online by clicking here.

Further questions related to State Sales Tax may be directed to the Arizona Department of Revenue at (800) 843-7196 or you may visit their website at www.azdor.gov.

You may also want to view the Model City Tax Code.

 

Special Event Vendors

This page is for vendors participating in special events such as SAACA Festivals, Jewells Fine Art Festivals, Farmers Market, Oro Valley Music Festival, etc.

Select the appropriate application for your business and return the completed application and any corresponding paperwork (see applications instructions) to the Town Clerk's Office. 

General Business License     Public Market License     Home Occupation License

Please note: The Town of Oro Valley requires that all persons who transact or carry on any business within its boundaries must first procure a license to do so (Town Code Article 8-2-2). 

 Business licenses are valid for one calendar year.

Apply for a Business License

General Business License Application
This application is for the vendor whose business is located outside Oro Valley or who has a store front located in Oro Valley. This license is NOT for Oro Valley home based businesses. The vendor utilizing the General Business License would be operating their business on a full time or frequent basis in Oro Valley (this would include Oro Valley store fronts). This license also allows vendors to participate in special events. 

Example: XY food delivery service has a store front in Tucson. They want to participate in a special event as a food vendor, however their business also delivers food to various Oro Valley businesses several times a week. The General Business License would allow them to operate their food delivery service on a weekly basis and participate in special events.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS TO OBTAIN GENERAL BUSINESS LICENSE (SEE APPLICATION FOR FEE)

  • Completed General Business License Application
  • Color copy of driver’s license or other government issued identification with photo
    (ONLY NEEDED IF SOLE PROPRIETOR)
  •  Signed Licensing Eligibility and Verification Sheet included in application
    (ONLY NEEDED IF SOLE PROPRIETOR)
  •  Appropriate Application Fee (see prorated fee schedule in application)

Public Market License Application - Participant
This application is for the vendor whose sole purpose is to be brought together by a central organizing body at a single event or periodically for the purpose of selling goods or merchandise for profit. This license is NOT for businesses operating on a full time or frequent basis in Oro Valley and this license is NOT for home based businesses with an Oro Valley address.

Example: XY jewelry sales is a home based jewelry making business with a Tucson address who would like to attend a couple of special events being held in Oro Valley to sell their jewelry. The Public Market License would allow them to sell their jewelry at Oro Valley special events.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS TO OBTAIN PUBLIC MARKET LICENSE – FEE IS $20

  • Completed Public Market License Application
  • Color copy of driver’s license or other government issued identification with photo
    (ONLY REQUIRED IF SOLE PROPRIETOR)
  •  Signed Licensing Eligibility and Verification Sheet included in application
    (ONLY REQUIRED  IF SOLE PROPRIETOR)
  •  Golder Ranch Fire District Approval
    (ONLY REQUIRED FOR FOOD VENDORS)
  •  Copy of current Pima County Health Permit
    (REQUIRED FOR FOOD VENDORS)
  •  $20.00 Application Fee

Home Occupation License Application
This application is for the vendor who has a home based business and whose residence is located in Oro Valley. This license is NOT for Oro Valley store fronts or businesses located outside of Oro Valley.

Example: XY jewelry sales wants to attend a couple of special events being held in Oro Valley to sell their jewelry. They are a home based business whose residence is located in Oro Valley. The Home Occupation License would allow them to participate at special events, operate their business via web sales, host jewelry parties, etc.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS TO OBTAIN HOME OCCUPATION LICENSE (SEE APPLICATION FOR FEE)

  •  Completed Home Occupation License Application, Questionnaire and Floor Plan / Site Plan
  • Color copy of driver’s license or other government issued identification with photo
    (ONLY REQUIRED IF SOLE PROPRIETOR)
  •  Signed Licensing Eligibility and Verification Sheet include in application
    (ONLY REQUIRED  IF SOLE PROPRIETOR)
  •  Property owner approval
    (ONLY REQUIRED IF RENTING OR LEASING PROPERTY)
  •  Copy of Pima County Health Permit
    (ONLY REQUIRED IF FOOD RELATED BUSINESS)
  •  Appropriate Application Fee (see prorated fee schedule in application)