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Glendale, AZ - Tax & License Division - License Information

Special Regulatory License

General Overview

The city of Glendale requires certain businesses to obtain a Special Regulatory License Application in addition to a Business License Application. All applicants for a Special Regulatory license

  • Must be fingerprinted
  • Need to provide proof that they are over 18 years of age
  • Need a Transaction Privilege (Sales) Tax License, which can be obtained with the Arizona Department of Revenue
  • Need to submit a Special Regulatory License Application and any other required items
    Click here for overview of special regulatory items required.
  • Will have a background check done once all documents are completed and submitted to Glendale Tax & License Division

All applications must be completed with the required information to be accepted by the City of Glendale, Tax and License Division. Click here for Special Regulatory License application processing timelines

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 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.

A Bingo application packet is available for use by the applicant which identifies the requirements to successfully complete the application process.

Massage:
A massage establishment is any place of business where any massage therapy or body work is practiced or administered.  A massage establishment is defined and regulated by the Glendale Municipal Code Chapter 22.
 
A Massage Establishment application packet is 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, and 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.

Amusements:
Amusements include amusement devices, arcades, carnivals, carriages for hire, circuses, entertainment facilities, exhibitions with admission fees, rides, and wagering establishments including off-track wagering otherwise known as tele-track wagering.  Amusements are defined and regulated by the Glendale Municipal Code, Chapter 5.

For Amusements, provide the completed application packet which includes the Special Regulatory application, and click here for overview of special regulatory items required or click here to find the applicable application packet.

Various City departments will review the application. For Off-track betting only and upon approval from the various departments, a Council Meeting date is established. The City Council will review the application for off-track betting and make a recommendation of approval or denial. The permit is issued from the Tax and License Division.

Peddlers and Solicitors:

A Peddler or Solicitor 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 Peddler or Solicitor is any person who:

A. Travel by foot, wagon, motor vehicle or any other type of conveyance from place to place carrying or transporting good, wares, or merchandise of any nature and offering the same for sale; or
 
B. Sells or offers to sell goods, wares, or merchandise of any nature from a wagon, motor vehicle, railroad car or other vehicle or conveyance; or
 
C. Travels by foot, wagon, motor vehicle or any other type of conveyance from place to place taking or attempting to take orders for the sale of goods, wares or merchandise of any nature for future delivery, or for any services to be furnished or performed immediately or in the future, regardless of whether such person carries or exposes for sale a sample of such goods, wares or merchandise or whether such person collects advance payments on such sales; or
 
D. For himself or herself or for another person hires, leases, uses or occupies any lot, building, structure, tent, railroad car, boat, hotel room, lodging house, apartment, shop or any other place within the city for the purpose of conducting a temporary or transient business of retail sales.
 
Licenses are required prior to conducting any activities within the City. A Peddler or Solicitor is defined by Glendale Municipal Code Chapter 21, Article I and regulated by the Glendale Municipal Code, Chapter 27 and Chapter 21, Article 1.

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 or click here to find the applicable application packet.

Auctioneers, Junk Dealers, Pawnshops, and Secondhand Dealers:

An Auctioneer is any person who runs a public sale where tangible personal property is sold to the highest bidder.
 
A Junk Dealer is any person who collects or buys junk, including such items as rags, bottles, scrap metal, paper and such other material as is usually collected for salvage purposes and where such person holds it for storage or offers it for sale.  Junk dealers include the owners or operators of salvage or wrecking yards but do not include any persons engaged solely in recycling metal cans, paper, cardboard or glass.
 
A Pawnshop is an establishment in which any business holding a pawn broker’s license is conducted and in which is carried on the business of pawn brokerage or the business of loaning money for himself or herself or for another person, receiving as security for payment thereof pawns or pledges of property, or the business of purchasing personal property and reselling or agreeing to resell, trade, or exchange such articles to vendors, their personal representatives, or their assignees at a price agreed upon at or before the time of such purchase, whether such business be the principal or sole business so carried on or be merely incidental to, in connection with, or a branch or a department of some other business.
 
A Secondhand Dealer is any owner or operator of a business which buys, sells, trades, exchanges, takes consignments or otherwise deals in secondhand goods, wares or merchandise, whether such business be the principal or sole business so carried on or be merely incidental to, in connection with, or a branch or a department of some other business.
 
An Auctioneer, Junk Dealer, Pawnshops, and Secondhand Dealer is defined and regulated by the Glendale Municipal Code, Chapter 21.

Provide the completed Special Regulatory application. Click here for overview of special regulatory items required or click here to find the applicable application packet.

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

Sexually Oriented Business:

Sexually oriented businesses include adult arcade, adult bookstore or novelty store, adult cabarets, adult motels, adult theaters, escort bureaus, nude model studios, semi-nude businesses, topless bars, an adult video facility, or any combination of these. A Sexually Oriented Businesses are defined and regulated by the Glendale Municipal Code, Chapter 21.

Provide the completed Special Regulatory application. Click here for overview of special regulatory items required or click here to find the applicable application packet.

Special Regulatory Application and License Fees:
For information on application fees and license fees, click here.

Any fees for fingerprint processing or criminal history information checks shall be in addition to the fees specified herein. 

Timeline for Internal Processing of Special Regulatory Licenses:

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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