Why are business licenses required?

Business licensing serves a real purpose in our community. Before the City issues a business license, the business must show that they are registered with the Utah Department of Commerce and have obtained any required county, state, or federal permits or licenses.  They also must have received approval from the Vineyard planning, fire, and building departments. 

Business licenses are required by law because they enable the city to:

  • Ensure public safety by enforcing building and fire codes
  • Verify that businesses are in compliance with the Vineyard Zoning Code and other laws and ordinances, such as state or county inspection requirements 
  • Collect its portion of sales tax revenue from the Utah State Tax Commission
  • Maintain a list of currently licensed businesses for public access

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1. Who needs to obtain a Vineyard Business License?
2. Why are business licenses required?
3. I have a business in my home. How do I know if I need a business license?
4. What is the fee for a home-based business license?
5. How long does it take to process a business license?
6. What about solicitors who knock on my door? Are they supposed to be licensed?