Do I Need a Business License?

Any person engaging in any business, home business, rental dwelling, or similar operation within the city, whether on a temporary or permanent basis, must first apply for, and receive a business license.  This includes commercial businesses, as well as home-occupation businesses. 

“Home occupation” means any income-producing use conducted within the home and carried on by persons residing in the home, which use is clearly incidental and secondary to the use of the dwelling and does not change the residential character.


*Business License applications must be submitted to the city offices for review, at least 2 weeks before the application can be approved by the City Council.

A business license application will need to contain the following before consideration for review:

  1. Business License Application
    1. Application Form
    2. Detailed Description of Business Operations Form
  2. Copy of Department of Commerce Name Registration (DBA, INC, LLC, etc.) Department of Commerce, 160 E. 300 South, SLC, (801-530-4849) to register name/tax numbers online.
  3. State Sales Tax Number and Employee ID Number (if applicable) State Tax Commission: 210 N. 1950 West or 160 E. 300 South, SLC (801-297-2200)
  4. Property Owner Permission If you are not the property owner, a letter giving the occupant permission to operate a business from this home from the property owner is required.
  5. If you live in an HOA or PUD community, a letter from the Board allowing you to have a Home Business must be included.
  6. Pay fees
    1. Business License fee – Fees vary by business type. Check before paying.
    2. $50.00 Application Fee (one-time) -for all new businesses
  7. Copy of a Current Background Check

Refer to Centerfield City’s Municipal code: Title 3 “Business Licenses and Regulations”. The
Municipal Code can be found here.

License Fees**

Business Type

Assisted Living / Nursing Facility

Convenience Store

General Business

Home Occupation

Home Occupation / Day Care

Pawn Shop

Rental Dwelling Business

Thrift Store


Beer / Alcohol Licenses

Annual Fee







$141 + Disproportionate Fees***




**Other incidental fees may be required, including a fee for fire code inspections.

*** Click Here for more information on disproportionate fees.