I am expanding or relocating my business to Arizona

License and registration requirements are not the same for every business. Note: Not all businesses need a license and some may need more than one.

 

Select from the list below to create a checklist pertinent to your business needs that will direct you to most of the business forms you may need and information for contacting licensing agencies. For additional information regarding Transaction Privilege Tax, Business, and Regulatory licensing, see the Business Licensing page.

 

PLEASE NOTE: While creating your checklist, if you do not find your particular business occupation/activity, there may be several items that will direct you to most of the information you need. For example, if you plan to open a bowling alley, activities you might select include: selling a product, selling food/beverage, amusement, rental, etc.

 

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Business Structure
I will be Transacting Business in Arizona as a Foreign Entity (i.e., My business is organized under the laws of another state or country.)
I will be a Sole Proprietorship
I will be a General Partnership
I will be a Limited Partnership
I will be a Limited Liability Company (LLC) or Professional LLC
I will be a Corporation, Professional Corporation or S Corporation
I will be a Nonprofit Corporation
I will be a Benefit Corporation (new effective January 1, 2015)
I am not sure which business structure I will be
Business Name, Trademark and Service Mark
I plan to operate my business under a trade/DBA (Doing Business As) name
I plan to file an Arizona Trademark or Service Mark
I plan to file a Federal Trademark or Service Mark
My business will be based and/or operate in the following cities/towns:
Apache Junction
Avondale
Benson
Bisbee
Buckeye
Bullhead City
Camp Verde
Carefree
Casa Grande
Cave Creek
Chandler
Chino Valley
Clarkdale
Clifton
Colorado City
Coolidge
Cottonwood
Dewey-Humboldt
Douglas
Duncan
Eagar
El Mirage
Eloy
Flagstaff
Florence
Fountain Hills
Fredonia
Gila Bend
Gilbert
Glendale
Globe
Goodyear
Guadalupe
Hayden
Holbrook
Huachuca City
Jerome
Kearny
Kingman
Lake Havasu City
Litchfield Park
Mammoth
Marana
Maricopa
Mesa
Miami
Nogales
Oro Valley
Page
Paradise Valley
Parker
Patagonia
Payson
Peoria
Phoenix
Pima
Pinetop-Lakeside
Prescott
Prescott Valley
Quartzsite
Queen Creek
Safford
Sahuarita
San Luis
Scottsdale
Sedona
Show Low
Sierra Vista
Snowflake
Somerton
South Tucson
Springerville
St Johns
Star Valley
(Sun City/ Sun City West)
Superior
Surprise
Taylor
Tempe
Thatcher
Tolleson
Tombstone
Tucson
Tusayan
Wellton
Wickenburg
Willcox
Williams
Winkelman
Winslow
Youngtown
Yuma
My business will be based in an unincorporated region of the county
My business will be based in an unincorporated region of the county
My business activity(ies) will include engaging in activities subject to transaction privilege/use tax
Selling a Product - wholesale or retail (includes service/repair businesses that provide parts and materials)
Selling Food/Beverages
Advertising - delivery or dissemination of advertising information by direct mail, radio, billboards, television, or any other means
Amusements - charging admission or user fees for exhibition, amusement, entertainment or activities (includes tours)
Construction/Construction-Related Activity - modifying real property
Feed at Wholesale - sellers of animal feed, even if selling to someone who intends to resell the feed
Job Printing, Engraving, Embossing, or Copying
Mining/Nonmetal
Operating pipelines for transporting oil or natural or artificial gas from one point to another in Arizona
Private (Rail) Car - operating, furnishing or leasing railroad cars to be used for transporting persons or freight within Arizona
Promoter of Special Events
Publishing - newspapers, magazines, or other publications in Arizona
Renting, Leasing, Licensing for Use of Real Property (includes commercial buildings, apartments, homes or other residential units)
Renting, Leasing, Licensing for Use of Tangible Personal Property (includes rental of equipment, automobiles, tools, furniture, etc.)
Telecommunications (includes telephone, FAX, monitoring of security or alarm systems, computer interface, telegraph, etc.)
Timbering & Other Extraction
Transient Lodging (includes apartments, bed & breakfast, hotel/motel, tourist home, campground, space for mobile home, etc.)
Transporting for Hire - transporting persons, freight, or property
Use Tax - use, store or consume tangible personal property upon which tax has not been collected; Out-of-state retailers or utility businesses that sell to Arizona customers
Utilities – producing and/or furnishing to consumers, natural or artificial gas and water (includes providing various electric services to retail customers)
My business activity will involve
Animal Food (Feed) Products (includes pet food)
Arizona Grown (includes Arizona Food, Fiber and Beverages)
Auction House/ Auctioneer
Cats, Dogs, and other Animals
Clothing and Textiles
Commercial Weighing (Scale), Measuring, Metering or Counting Device
Cosmetics
Cosmetology/Nail Technology/Aesthetics
Filming
Firearms/Ammunition
Firewood Sales
Food and Food-Related Products/Beverages (includes Baked and Confectionery Goods, and Dietary Supplements)
Internet/Online/Mail Order Sales or Services
Liquor Sales/Microbrewery Products/Farm Wineries/Cider Products
Livestock, Poultry, Fish, Meat, Milk, Eggs
Lobbying
Manufactured Homes, Factory-built Buildings (FBB), FBB Subassemblies; Mobile Homes; Residential Single-family FBB
Medical Facilities
Medical Marijuana
Motor Fuels, Fuel Tax and Reporting, Fueling Devices, and/or Motor Fuel Dispensers
Motor Vehicles
Music - Incorporating Copyrighted Music in Place of Business
Nursery Products
Organic Products
Pawn Shops/Pawnbrokers
Pay-Per-Call Services (includes 900-number)
Pest Control/Pesticides (includes herbicides, etc.)
Pharmaceuticals (Prescription and non-prescription medications for human or animal consumption, includes fish in aquariums; prescription devices; and compressed medical gases.)
Recycling (includes green business practices)
Renewable Energy
Scrap Metals/Junk Metals
Special Events, Craft Shows & Trade Shows
Tires (includes sales of tires on new vehicles)
Tobacco Products
Waste Products (includes biohazardous medical wastes)
Wildlife (includes Fish)
Additional Business Occupations and Activities
Accountant/Accounting Firm/CPA/Bookkeeper
Acupuncture
Ambulance (Air/Ground)
Alarm-Related Businesses/Alarm Agent
Architect/Assayer/Geologist/Landscape Architect/Surveyor
Athlete Agent
Athletic Trainer
Attorney/Lawyer/Practice Law
Background Checks/Pre-Employment Screening
Banking/Finance-Related Business
Barber/Barber-Related Business
Barter Exchange
Bingo/Gambling/Gaming
Boxing/Martial Arts-Related Businesses
Business/Life/Professional Coach
Business/Management Consultant
Career Counseling/Resume Writing
Carpet Cleaning
Child Care/Child Care Facility (includes Child Care Group Home, Center and Public School)
Chiropractor
Cleaning Service/Janitorial Maintenance
Collection Agency (includes some billing services)
Computer-Related Businesses
Cosmetic Laser/Laser Hair Removal/Laser Tattoo Removal
Counselor/Therapist/Psychologist/Psychotherapy Services/Social Worker/Behavior Analyst/Behavior Health Facility
Court Reporter
CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) Instructor
Credit Repair/Credit Services
Customs Broker/Customs Brokerage
Dance Instructor/Studio
Disc Jockey/DJ Services
Dog Walker/Pet Sitter
Dressmaker/ Embroiderer/ Professional Alterations /Sewing Professional/Tailor
Dry Cleaner/Laundry
Employment/Placement/Modeling/Talent Agency
Engineer/Firm/Branch Office
Enrolled Agent/Tax Return Preparer
Escort Service
Event Planner
Exporting
Fiduciary/Guardian/Conservator/Personal Representative
Financial Planner / Estate Planner / Investment Adviser / Investment Adviser Representative / Securities Dealer / Securities Salesman / Stockbroker
Florist/Flower Shop
Franchise
Games of chance
Gardener/Lawn Care
Graphic Design and Related Activities
Handyman
Health Club/Gym/Yoga Studio/Fitness Center
Home Inspector
Importing
Insurance-Related Business
Interior Design
Laboratory
Landscaping/Lawn Maintenance
Legal Assistant/Legal Document Preparer/Paralegal
Legal Transcriptionist
Locksmith
Long Term Care Facility
Manufacturer/Manufacturer-Related Activity
Massage/Massage Therapy Related Business
Medical Transcriptionist
Multi-Level Marketing/Sales (Mary Kay)
MVD Authorized Third Party Provider (ATP)
Notary/Notary-Related Activity
Occupational Therapist/Occupational Therapy Assistant
Optical
Payroll Service
Pet Grooming
Photography/Video Production
Physical Therapist/Physical Therapist Assistant/Physical Therapy Entity
Podiatrist
Pool Cleaning
Private Investigator/Private Investigation Agency
Private Process Server
Private School
Professional Employer Organization (PEO)
Professional Organizer
Racing - Greyhound/Horse
Real Estate Related Business
Residential Healthcare Facility (includes Assisted Living Center/Home and Behavioral Health Residential Facility, Adult Day Health Care Facility, Adult Foster Care Home, Behavioral Health Respite Home, and Behavioral Health Therapeutic Home)
Security Guard/Security Guard Agency
Service-Based Activity
Solar-Related Business
Speech & Hearing Professionals (includes Audiology or Dispensing Audiology, Hearing Aid Dispensing, Speech-Language Pathology)
Tanning Salon/Booth
Tattoos and Permanent Makeup
Taxidermist
Tour/Guide Services
Telemarketing
Travel Agency/Agent
Vending Machines
Vocational/Trade Schools/Degree Granting Programs
Window Tinting
X-Ray Facility/Unit
X-Ray Service Provider/Installer
Having Employees and Job Training Programs
Having Full-time or Part-time Employees
Independent Contractors
Required Workplace Posters
Arizona Job Training Program
Apprenticeship Program

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