It is unlawful for any person to operate a business within the city without having first obtained a certificate of occupancy and a business license. New businesses to the City must submit a Re-occupation application to determine zoning and Use compliance:
Required building inspections are required after re-occupation approval. A certificate of occupancy inspection can be scheduled at the Building Department. The current fee for a certificate of occupancy inspection is $170.
An application for a business license, renewable annually, can be obtained at the City Clerk's Office. The business licensing process includes the required reviews by the building, fire and police departments. The fee for the business license is $50. Both the Building Department and the City Clerk's Office are located inside City Hall at 26215 Trowbridge Avenue.
Unlawful businesses are subject to the shutting down of their operation(s), the closing of the business and the issuance of citations.