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