Starting a Business

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Glendale City Hall- Office of Economic Development
5850 W Glendale Ave, Suite #217
Glendale, Arizona 85301


Let’s make your business a reality with these four basic steps for any business. Your Economic Development Office and the entire City team are here to support you at every step of the way.

We are glad you have chosen Glendale as the location to grow your business. Glendale is a dynamic city located in the rapidly growing northwest part of the Phoenix metropolitan area, also known as the "Valley of the Sun." It is the sixth largest city in
Arizona with a population of over 250,000 residents. Your business will not only find a home in Glendale, it will find the success that others have enjoyed and continue to experience today.  Come Grow with Us!


  • There are important local regulatory issues that may require attention and if not in compliance 
    with city regulations, could result in a delay of issuing a license. To obtain details pertaining to 
    your business regulations, refer to the Departments below.
  • All Persons engaging in business from a fixed location in Glendale, is required to obtain a Glendale Business license and or Special Regulatory license. Special provisions exist for residential rental businesses. Please visit the “Residential Rental” webpage.
  • If your business is subject to transaction privilege sales and use tax you should be licensed with 
    the Arizona Department of Revenue (ADOR).  If you are not yet licensed, visit to 
    register and get licensed. 
  • If you are purchasing a business, you could be held liable for any unpaid Transaction and Privilege Sales Taxes owed to the City by the seller. The purchaser should require proof that the taxes have been paid by having the former owner produce a Certificate of Compliance from the Arizona Department of Revenue. Otherwise you may be subject to Successor Liability.
  • Some types of licenses may require background checks and it is imperative to allow enough lead 
    time for processing your license prior to opening your business.

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