Permits, Licenses, Utilities

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Beyond the business plan, your new company needs many things to open its doors. A great location, a sales tax license, a sign, utilities and the like. Learn how to get what you need right here.

Tax and License
The City of Tempe does not require a business license, but does require sales tax licenses and other permits. Find out what is required to operate your business.

Zoning, Inspections, Building Permits, Signs
The Community Development Department will guide your company through the processes required to open your business.

Building Safety 
Sign Code
Fire Inspection

Water, electricity, gas and Internet service are among the normal needs of businesses. Tempe offers a variety of alternatives for some of these needs. Here is a list of some service providers.

Traffic Counts
Get information about the flow of traffic on Tempe streets to determine the best location for your business. Visit Tempe in Motion.