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Upon approval applicants will be assessed the appropriate annual license fee.
The licensing process can take up to five business days from the date of submittal. Processing includes routing through multiple departments, and finally back to the Revenue Division. Notification of results will be mailed to the applicant.
Cancel your license by sending written notice or emailing notice (firstname.lastname@example.org) to the city as soon as the sale is final. The business license is non-transferable between owners. New owners must apply for their own license and pay any applicable fees.
A renewal notice will be mailed to you in October. Business License renewal fees are due on December 31 or the designated date listed on the renewal form. Late fees will be assessed if not paid by the due date.
The City of Surprise now offers online business license renewal for most business types. If you are eligible for online renewal please log onto www.surpriseaz.gov/bizrenewal and enter the PIN that is located in the bottom right corner of your Business License Renewal Notice.