How to obtain a license:
All businesses need to register their business name with the State. This can be done with a $22.00-$52.00 nonrefundable filing fee at:
Utah State Department of Commerce
Heber M. Wells Building
160 East 300 South
Salt Lake City, Utah
Utah State Department of Commerce
2540 Washington Blvd., Room 704
Ogden, Utah 84401
This process will take 4-6 weeks by mail or can be done immediately in person. Please do this before applying to the city for a license.
If your business will be collecting sales tax (selling or reselling products to consumers) you will need to get a sales tax number from the Department of Commerce. If you need a temporary sales tax number (for a temporary businesses) you can call the Department of Commerce Special Events Collection Division at 297-6303. Please do this before applying to the city for a license.
When these two steps are taken care of, visit City Hall to obtain your business license. Our Business License Officer can help you determine if your business is minor or major in nature.
If a business deals with handling of food, an inspection from the Davis County Health Department will be required before a license can be issued (this includes day cares and preschools).
Fire inspections are required of all commercial businesses, day cares, preschools, and any home occupation that may use hazardous or combustible materials.
Minor Home Occupation
A minor home occupation is a business conducted in a home that has minor impact on a neighborhood. To obtain this license, an applicant needs to fill out a business license application, read and sign a minor home occupation affidavit, and pay the appropriate fees ($15.00 set up fee plus $30.00 license fee).
Major Home Occupations A & B
A major home occupation is a business conducted in a home that has the potential for impact on a neighborhood. This license requires approval from the Planning Commission. The applicant must fill out a conditional use permit application to be placed on the agenda for Planning Commission consideration. The Zoning Administrator will then set up a time to discuss the Home Occupation Ordinance with the applicant. Following Planning Commission approval, applicant will be required to pay appropriate fees ($15.00 set up fee plus $65.00 license fee).
Commercial businesses are businesses conducted in the commercially zoned areas of the city. To obtain a license, have the Zoning Administrator help you determine if your business is within a commercial zone, fill out an application and a security form for the Police Department, and pay the appropriate fees ($15.00 set up fee plus $80.00 license fee). A fire inspection will then be required and arranged through the city.
A professional license will need to be obtained from the Department of Commerce for certain professions (CPA's, doctors, contractors, nail and hair beauticians, etc.).
An itinerant merchant is a business that is temporary or seasonal in nature. To obtain a license, submit a site plan for your proposed business that indicates where you will set up your temporary business and showing off-street parking if applicable. The plan will then be reviewed by the Zoning Administrator. Once approved, applicant will be required to pay appropriate fees ($15.00 set up fee, $100.00 license fee and $100.00 bond fee). This bond is refundable upon completion of the business and the site being cleaned and restored to its previous state. A Davis County Health Department inspection is required for businesses handling food and a fire inspection will be required for fireworks stands.
A solicitor is a person that sells products door-to-door. Kaysville City has adopted a new solicitation ordinance which became effective September 1, 2006. All prior solicitation ordinances have been repealed. The new solicitation ordinance is the model Ordinance recommended by the Utah League of Cities and Towns. To obtain a license, a solicitor must fill out an application form, provide proof of identity, provide proof of registration with Department of Commerce, provide a special events sales tax number, submit to a BCI (Utah Department of Public Safety Bureau of Criminal Identification) background check or equivalent report prepared by the corresponding public safety agency of the applicant's state of residence if the applicant is not a Utah resident, submit to a photograph for an identification badge (which must be worn while soliciting door-to-door) and pay a fee of $60.00/year/solicitor.
The following are exempt and do not need to obtain a solicitor license: persons specifically invited to a residence, persons whose license, permit, certificate or registration with the State of Utah permits them to engage in door-to-door solicitation to offer goods or services, persons delivering goods to a residence pursuant to a previously made request, persons advocating or disseminating information on religious belief or political position, persons representing a charitable organization (which includes students soliciting contributions for school or extracurricular events, however, students must carry with them a current picture student identification card from the educational institution for which they are soliciting).