Business Licensing Program


Welcome to the City of Fayetteville’s Business License Application webpage. The following tabs will take you through a step-by-step process to complete a Business License application, or renew an existing license. Click on the “Get Started” tab to begin. An on-line payment option will be available after you’ve completed the application process.


Before you get started


New License

You will need contact information for the business owner, property owner and after-hours emergency contact person. You will also need to provide information about the business being registered, such as the number of employees, parking spaces and size of the building.


Renew License

You will need your business license permit number (located on your existing license) and your street address number to access your license information. If you have changed your business location or the type of business, please do NOT renew your current license. You should first contact the Development Services Department at 479.575.8233 to find out if a new business license is required.


Additional information


City staff will review your application and contact you if there are questions. Once reviews and approvals are complete and all requirements have been met, your business license permit will be sent to the mailing address provided on the application. The permit will need to be posted in a conspicuous location in your place of business.


Hotels, motels, restaurants and businesses distributing alcoholic beverages should also contact the City of Fayetteville Accounting and Audit Division at 479-575-8287 to obtain necessary tax and reporting forms.


All other questions may be directed to the Development Services Department at 479.575.8233.