Business Licenses

License Application
To apply for or renew a Kanab City Business License, print and complete the Kanab City Business License Application (PDF).

License Requirements
A valid Kanab City business license is required for all businesses that are located within the Kanab City limits. A business license is the means whereby Kanab City grants permission to engage in a business activity at a specific location within the City.

9-01-020 Business Definition
The act of employees rendering services to employers shall not be included in such terms unless otherwise specifically prescribed. To engage in any activity or business means:
  • Operating, keeping, conducting, or maintaining a vacation rental dwelling
  • Sale of tangible personal property at retail or wholesale
  • Manufacturing of goods
  • Rendering of services to others for a consideration, and includes (as examples, and not by way of limitation):
    • Banks
    • Contractors
    • Persons engaged in trades and crafts
    • Professionals, including doctors, lawyers, accountants and dentists
    • Real estate agents
    • Retail merchants
    • Savings and loan associations
A separate license shall be required for each type of business and for each place of business located within Kanab City.

Purpose

The purpose of a business license is to regulate and license businesses within the corporate limits of Kanab City; to determine if businesses are operating within applicable laws and ordinances; to maintain a safe environment for the general public; and to assure that zoning, building, and fire codes are enforced.

Obtaining a License
Obtaining a business license in Kanab City begins by submitting a Business License Application and a Back Ground Check Release form. This application and any applicable fees must be submitted in person to the Kanab City Office at 76 North Main Street.

For seasonal and other temporary uses (fireworks, Christmas tree lot, etc.) a Temporary Use Permit must also be obtained.

Door to Door sales, or Solicitors, need to fill out a Solicitor's Application and a Back Ground Check Release form.