New Business Registry Program Makes Life Easier for Business Owners

by Jennifer Brown, Director of Administrative Services, City Manager’s Office

Effective Jan. 1, 2019, the City of Maricopa will debut its new Business Registry Program (BRP), eliminating the requirement for residents to carry a business license while operating a business in the City.

Enacted in 2017, the state’s Transaction Privilege Tax (TPT) covered the majority of licensing on behalf of Arizona cities, rendering a city-imposed license unnecessary. This allows the City of Maricopa to lessen the burden of registration on local businesses in the area.

Business and entrepreneurship often drive innovation and economic growth in American cities, and Maricopa is no exception. The City believes the new BRP will energize economic growth with smart, business-friendly regulation while ensuring public safety and strong customer protection.

The City of Maricopa is strongly encouraging business owners to register their companies for an annual fee of only $10. Registering not only allows the City’s Economic Development Department to use the information to create a viable economic future for Maricopa, it also offers invaluable resources for the business owner.

Registrants will receive a welcome letter with resource information, site selection Services, access to Business Education Series workshops, and they will be included in a categorized business directory on the City’s website to further expose their enterprises. Beginning Jan. 1, business operators and owners may register their business and get more information at the City website, maricopa-az.gov.

Interested parties are encouraged to contact the City of Maricopa Economic Development at (520) 316-6990 or economicdevelopment@maricopa-az.gov.