Businesses that begin offering goods or services from April 1 thru September 30 will pay a prorated fee.
All business tax receipts expire September 30 of each year and can be renewed after July 1. BT Express is our online service for initial applications, renewals, or any changes to name, address, ownership, or status of your business.
There may be state or local licensing required for your business that will need to be submitted with your application. Check any local, state, or federal laws and regulations for the type of business you have before obtaining a Business Tax account.
You may also utilize the Business Tax Checklist to assist in creating your account.
If the business is based inside the city limits, or you do business within any of the city limits, it may be necessary to obtain a municipal business tax account or city zoning approval.
Contact the appropriate agency to check requirements:
Businesses operating from a commercial location not located within city limits may need to have a use permit application reviewed by county building and permitting.
Review their website for more information on opening a commercial business.
Businesses operating from a residential location in the county do not need zoning approval. If you live in the municipal city limits, check with the local office for requirements.
If a Business Tax account is already established and any one of the following events occur, the business owner can submit changes through BT Express:
If an account is transferred due to a change in ownership or location, a transfer fee of 10% of the account amount is charged (minimum charge $3/maximum charge of $25.)