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Glendale, AZ - Tax & License Division - Business License Information

Special Regulatory License

The city of Glendale requires certain businesses to obtain a Special Regulatory License Application in addition to a Transaction Privilege (Sales) Tax License. All applicants for this license need to visit the Tax and License Division in person for fingerprinting and background checks, as well as submission of specific documentation before the license will be issued. All applicants will need to provide proof that they are over 18 years of age. Click here for processing timelines.

All applications must be completed with the required information to be accepted by the City of Glendale, Tax and License Division.  Click here for overview of special regulatory items required.

Bingo:
This licensing begins with the Arizona Department of Revenue, Bingo Section. Anyone who conducts games of bingo with prizes and charges players to play bingo must obtain a bingo license. Bingo is legal in the State of Arizona for recreational purposes or to allow certain types of nonprofit organizations to generate funds to support their activities.
 
Provide the completed State Bingo License application to the City of Glendale, Tax and License Division with the applicable nonrefundable $5.00 local governing body fee. The City does not issue the license; however, State Code requires that the applicants receive city approval as part of the licensing process.
 
Various City departments will review the application. Upon approval from the various departments, the City Council will review the application and make a recommendation of approval or denial. The Tax and License Division completes the “Endorsement by Local Governing Body” form. At which time the applicant is notified the application and endorsement are ready for transporting to the Arizona Department of Revenue, Bingo Section for processing. The State makes the final determination.

Timeline for Internal Processing:
For more information on the time frames of an application submitted to the City for obtaining a license (permit), click here.

Massage:
A massage establishment is any place of business or establishment where any massage technique is administered, practiced or used.
A massage establishment is defined and regulated by the Glendale Municipal Code, Chapter 22.
 
There is a checklist available for use by the applicant which identifies the requirements to successfully complete the application process. Provide the completed Special Regulatory application form, a copy of the massage therapist state license, Privilege Tax License Applicationand License Eligibility Form.
 
Various City departments will review the application. Upon approval from the various departments, the Tax and License Division will approve and issue the permit.

Timeline for Internal Processing:
For more information on the time frames of an application submitted to the City for obtaining a license (permit), click here.

Off-Track Wagering, Amusements and Theaters:
Off-Track Wagering is otherwise known as Tele-Track Wagering . This is an activity conducted using mechanical amusement devices, whether a prize is offered or not, when the element of skill in such manipulation predominates over chance or luck.

Tele-Track Wagering, Amusements are defined and regulated by the Glendale Municipal Code, Chapter 5.
  
For Tele-Track Wagering, provide the completed application packet which includes the Privilege Tax License Application and Special Regulatory application, and click here for overview of special regulatory items required.

Various City departments will review the application. Upon approval from the various departments a Council Meeting date is established. The City Council will review the application and make a recommendation of approval or denial. The permit is issued from the Tax and License Division.
  
Transient Merchants, Peddlers, Canvassers and Solicitors:
A transient merchant business is any owner or operator of a business which directly or indirectly employs or directs any transient merchant, peddler or solicitor, including through a contractor or subcontractor relationship. A transient merchants is an itinerant merchant, itinerant vendor, peddler, solicitor, canvasser or any person, whether a resident of this City or not, who:
 
A. Engages in a temporary business of selling and delivering goods, wares, or merchandise either privately or at public auction;
 
B. Travels, or whose agents travel, by foot or any type of conveyance from place to place, from house to house, or from street to street, or from business to business, carrying, conveying or transporting goods, wares, or merchandise and offering and exposing them for sale, or making sales and delivering articles to purchasers;
 
C. Without traveling from place to place, exhibits, displays, sells or offers for sale such products from a conveyance or from his/her person;
 
D. While traveling from place to place, house to house or business to business takes or attempts to take orders for goods, wares, or merchandise for future delivery, or for services to be furnished or performed in the future, whether collecting advance payments on such sales or not; or
 
E. Persons providing an amusement for a fee or donation.

Licenses are required prior to conducting any activities within the City. A Transient Merchant, Peddler, Canvasser and Solicitor is defined and regulated by the Glendale Municipal Code, Chapter 27.

There is a checklist available for use by the applicant which identifies the requirements to successfully complete the application process. Click here for overview of special regulatory items required.
 
Timeline for Internal Processing:
For more information on the time frames of an application submitted to the City for obtaining a license (permit), click here.

Auctioneers, Junk Dealers, Pawnshops, and Secondhand Dealers:
An Auctioneer is any person operating an auction house who, as a principal or agent, receives property on consignment from persons or businesses when such property is to be resold for cash, other property or other consideration to a third party immediately upon acceptance of the highest bid at a public or private auction.
 
A Junk Dealer is any person engaged in the business of purchasing or obtaining materials from persons other than the original manufacturer or authorized distributor, when the materials are purchased or obtained for sale, credit, trade or exchange and the material obtained or purchased is to be put to a use inconsistent with its original purpose.
 
A Pawnshop is any person who is engaged in the business of advancing money on the security of pledged goods or is engaged in the business of purchasing tangible personal property on the condition that it may be redeemed or repurchased by the seller for a fixed or variable price within a fixed or variable period of time, whether such business is the principal or sole business engaged in, managed or conducted, or whether it is merely incidental to it, or conducted in conjunction with a branch or department of some other business or businesses. A person shall be deemed a pawnshop whether the transaction takes the form of a loan by the pawnshops secured by the pledged property, or a sale of the property to the pawnshops with the right of repurchase or redemption by the person selling the property to the pawnshops within a stated period of time.
 
A Secondhand Dealer is any person engaged in conducting, managing, or carrying on an ongoing business of buying, selling, trading, exchanging, consigning or otherwise dealing in secondhand goods and antiques, whether or not these transactions are the principal or sole business conducted or is incidental to it.
 
An Auctioneer, Junk Dealer, Pawnshops, and Secondhand Dealer is defined and regulated by the Glendale Municipal Code, Chapter 21.

Provide the completed the Privilege Tax License Application and Special Regulatory application. Click here for overview of special regulatory items required.

Various City departments will review the application. Upon approval from the various departments, the Tax and License Division will approve and issue the permit.

Timeline for Internal Processing:
For more information on the time frames of an application submitted to the City for obtaining a license (permit), click here.

Sexually Oriented Business:
Sexually oriented business means an adult bookstore, an adult service business, an adult video facility, or any combination of these. A Sexually Oriented Business is defined and regulated by the Glendale Municipal Code, Chapter 21.

Provide the completed the Privilege Tax License Application and Special Regulatory application. Click here for overview of special regulatory items required.

Timeline for Internal Processing:
For more information on the time frames of an application submitted to the City for obtaining a license (permit), click here.


 

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