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How to apply for a business license

Businesses operating within the city limits are required to obtain a business license. If you are located outside the city limits and have a city of Sedona tax liability you are also required to obtain a business license. 

Visit our application forms page to access the forms and instructions.


Business Licenses for Short Term Vacation Rentals are no longer required, effective 05/04/2018


Transaction Privilege Tax

Note regarding TPT payments for tax years prior to 2016, and 2016 and after. The city of Sedona returned to the Arizona Department of Revenue for collection of our Transaction Privilege Tax effective January 1, 2016. For TPT reporting periods prior to January 2016 use the Revenue Discovery Systems tax form and submit with payment to RDS or directly to the city of Sedona. Starting with your January 2016 reporting period use the Arizona Department of Revenue tax form and submit with payment to the Arizona Department of Revenue.


Business license database

This table summarizes information about businesses that have obtained a Sedona business license; the information contained therein is subject to change. The table includes: business name, DBA, city and state, phone number,and  date license expires.

Links to other resources

  • Arizona Commerce Authority has a helpful online tool for sorting through the requirements to start, operate and grow a business. Visit azcommerce.com/smallbiz. The checklist tool will help you easily navigate information on what you need to know, who you need to contact and where you need to go to license your business. It also includes contact information for statewide resources and assistance to accelerate your business growth.

  •  Model City Tax Code. The Model City Tax Code is a document managed by the Arizona Department of Revenue. It is designed to help business owners determine which items are taxed by each individual city and town, and which items are exempt from taxation.