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Teen Dance Hall

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A Teen dance hall is any place charging admission, where dancing takes place for person(s) under twenty-one (21) years of age and unaccompanied by a parent or guardian.  


$200 Non-refundable application fee

$500 Annual license fee, pro-rated to $250 after June 30


Tempe City Code §16A-140 to §16A-155


Teen Dance Hall Business License Application
Teen Dance Hall Individual License Application

Application packet must contain the following:

  • Business Application
  • Individual Application for each owner
  • Description of Activity 
  • Plan of Operation 
  • Floor Plan 
  • Diagram of property 
  • Vicinity ownership mailing labels (150 feet radius)

Note: All Owners must submit fingerprints

$22 fingerprint fee per person

Fingerprint cards created by licensing office

Application packet is forwarded to:

1. Building Safety 

2. Development Services 

3. Fire Prevention 

4. Police Department

Additional Info:

  • Application and hearing notice is posted at location for 15 days 
  • Notices of hearing are sent to property owners within 150' of location 
  • Application is scheduled for City Council public hearing 
  • Permit is then issued upon Council approval