Yes, we accept Visa, Mastercard and Discover Credit Card payments.
Is there an ATM at City Hall?
I want to sell at the National City Swap Meet; do I need a business license?
Only if you plan to sell at the National City Swap Meet more than twice a year. The fee for the Swap Meet business license is $50.00 and the license is valid until the end of the year. You do not need a license if you only plan to sell 1-2 times per calendar year.
I want to have a garage sale, what do I need to do?
Before having a garage sale, rummage sale or yard sale you must obtain a valid permit from the City’s Finance Department. The fee for the permit is $5.00 and each sale can last up to 4 consecutive days.
How many garage sale permits am I allowed per year?
Every household is limited to 2 garage sales per year.
What is the deadline for submitting a business license application?
A valid business license must be acquired prior to conducting business in the City. Therefore, application and payment for a new business license should be submitted no later than 6 weeks prior to the date the business owner plans to begin conducting business, to allow adequate time for processing to be completed, including zoning approval and fire inspection.
The deadline to submit a renewal application and payment for an existing business is February 28th.
How long will it take to receive my business license?
You should receive your business license 4-6 weeks after you apply.
I lost my business license. Can I get another copy?
Yes. The reprinting fee is $10.00.
My business has moved to a new location, what do I need to do?
You must complete a new Business Clearance Application (PDF) and pay a $50.00 relocation fee. In addition, please contact the Planning Department to ensure that your type of business is permitted at the new location.
I lost my parking ticket, what do I do?
Go to the Enforcement Solution Center. You should be able to view your ticket by entering your license plate number and the state you live in.
Who needs to apply for a residential rental license?
Any person, firm, corporation, partnership or other entity owning residential rental units in the City must apply and pay an annual license fee. The annual license fee is calculated based on a per unit basis or a flat fee plus a percentage of gross rents.
What is considered a Residential Unit?
A residential unit is defined as any room or combination of rooms rented out as a single-family dwelling, to be occupied by an individual or group of individuals.