Fayetteville business license registration now open through Oct. 31

Remember that business license proposal from last year? You know, the one that spurred public debate in April, gained ordinance review approval in early June, was delayed later that month by the City Counil, and finally was approved in September?

Well, registration is now open and businesses have until Oct. 31 to submit their applications.

Fees for the program are $35 for non-home-based businesses ($32 online) and $22 for home-based businesses ($20 online). There is an annual renewal fee of $15 for all businesses.

Nearly all businesses are required to register. There are a few exemptions including businesses owned or operated by someone under the age of 18, religious institutions that do not generate income from business sources (i.e. daycare, bookstore, etc.), government entities, and landlords who have less than three residential units.

Businesses that have more than one physical location inside the city of Fayetteville are required to obtain a license for each location.

For more information including printable application forms, online registration and a copy of the ordinance establishing the program, visit the Business Licensing Program page at accessfayetteville.org.


» Business Licensing Program main page
» “Do I Qualify?”
» Online application
» Printable application
» Fee structure
» Ordinance No. 5347 – Business Registry

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