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.

To apply for a new Business License, please click here and apply online.

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

Online Renewals

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 PIN that is located in the bottom right corner of your Business License Renewal Notice.