All Other Business License Types

25% of the base rate of the business license fee will be required at the time of the application submittal. We offer the following payment options: 
  • Visa
  • MasterCard
  • Cash
  • Check
Please review the appropriate check lists below as all incomplete applications will be returned unprocessed.
 
Click on Your Business Type for an Application Check List:
  1. Construction Contracting
  2. Restaurants & Bars
  3. Retail
  4. Amusement
  5. Mobile Food Vendors
  6. Assisted living - Group Homes
  7. Coin-operated Machines
  8. Secondhand - Pawn
  9. Special Events - Promotion
  10. Special Events - Vendors
  11. Professional Services
Business Licensing for Construction Contracting Businesses
 
Includes developers, speculative builders, general contractors, contractors, subcontractors, owner-builders, and handyman; the City of Surprise contracting transaction privilege tax rate is 3.7%.

25% of the base rate of the business license fee will be required at the time of the application submittal. We offer the following payment options:
  • Visa
  • MasterCard
  • Cash
  • Check
Download Business License Application
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Application Checklist:
  • Copy of the transaction privilege tax (TPT) license issued by Arizona Department of Revenue (to obtain one; submit an Arizona Joint Tax Application to the Arizona Department of Revenue).
  • If non-sole proprietor provide copy of the first page of the Articles of Organization filed with the Arizona Corporation Commission (or another state).
  • Copy of contractor’s licenses issued by the AZ Registrar of Contractors.
  • Original Licensing Eligibility Verification Forms (non-sole proprietor) and/or Licensing Eligibility Requirement Form (sole proprietor) along with copy of selected ID (front and back).
  • Complete pages 2, 3, 4, and 6 or 7 of application.
  • All home based businesses located in the City of Surprise must submit a completed Supplemental Business Information section F - 4 of the business license application (page 5).
  • 25% of the base rate of the business license fee will be required at the time of the application submittal. We offer the following payment options:
    • Visa
    • Mastercard
    • Cash
    • Check
Applications not meeting the above requirements will be returned unprocessed.