Business Licensing

Business Licensing

Business License Applications and Requirements

The business license program is responsible for issuing business licenses to all persons who conduct business in the City of Surprise. City of Surprise Municipal Code, Chapter 26, Licenses, Permits and Miscellaneous Business Regulations requires any person who practices, transacts or carries on any business within the municipal limits of the city to obtain a city business license. This requirement includes businesses within the municipal limits of Surprise, and those who may be physically located outside of the municipal limits but enter the city to conduct business or perform services.

For business license questions, please contact our staff at 623.222.1836 or

Online Renewals

Attention All Business License Customers:

The City of Surprise is experiencing technical issues with our new Business License system. If you need to make a payment for a Business License Renewal, please Click Here (Your Account Number is your Invoice Number.) Thank you for your patience as we work on correcting the issue. If you have questions, please contact or 623.222.1836.

The City of Surprise offers online business license renewal for most business types. If you are eligible for online renewal please log onto and enter the Account ID and Owner’s CID that is located on your Business License Renewal Notice.