Services for Business
The city of Phoenix has a wealth of programs and activities to assist businesses, both large and small. On these pages, find information regarding the city’s commercial development review process, how to do business with the city, business opportunities for small and disadvantaged enterprise businesses, and privilege and sales tax information. If you are looking for something not listed here, please try the custom search bar at the top of this page.
Learn demographic and educational facts about why Phoenix is HOT for business.
Development Online Service & Permitting
Submit, pay for and print plans and selective permits electronically. Make payments online, request or cancel an inspection, or search/research plan reviews, permits, and certificates.
Interested in becoming a city vendor? Get information on how to navigate the city’s procurement processes.
Contracting with PHX
Phoenix offers many opportunities for private contractors and subcontractors to do business with the city. Find details about contracting opportunities, vendor qualifications, proposals and how to bid on projects
Office of Customer Advocacy (OCA)
The OCA provides assistance and case management for land development and building permit processes, including infill development and adaptive reuse.
Transaction Privilege & Sales Tax Information
Find out about business licensing, view the tax code, file sales tax returns/payments online and get information about free privilege tax seminars.
Small & Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (SDBE) Program
Find out about SDBE certification and view a directory of of SDBE firms.
The city does not issue a general business license. Only certain activities are regulated and require a license or require a recommendation/approval from the City. Learn which ones.