23 East Center Street
Kaysville, Utah 84037
Code Enforcement, Engineering, Planning & Zoning, Business Licenses
Monday - Friday
8:30 AM TO 5:00 PM
We are now taking applications for Home Occupations and Commercial Businesses ONLINE!
Utah State requires that all businesses operating in Utah be registered with the Department of Commerce and licensed with a city or county in the state. It is required that ANYONE engaged in business in Kaysville City obtain a city business license. A business may be visited or inspected and required to fulfill local zoning, building and parking requirements before receiving a license. This helps to ensure employee and public health, safety and welfare.
How to obtain a license:
STEP 1: State Registrations
ALL businesses in Utah are required to register with the Utah Department of Commerce. This is required so that a comprehensive state registry of all businesses and corporate information is available for public reference. This information is vital to an orderly legal system and marketplace. Without it, the public or other businesses may have no way of knowing the persons with whom they are doing business.
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 city license.
In Utah, sales tax is generally charged on sales of tangibles, or services to tangible, personal property items. It is generally not charged on sales of, or services to real property (land or buildings).
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 or Utah State Tax Commission. For more information, call 801-297-2200.
If you need a temporary sales tax number (for a temporary businesses) you can call the Department of Commerce Special Events Collection Division at 801-297-6303. Please do this before applying to the city for a license.
STEP 2: Business License Application
When these above steps are done, you can fill out your application online or visit City Hall to obtain an application. Our Business License Officer can help you determine what type of business license you will need.
A minor home occupation is a business conducted in a home that has minor impact on a neighborhood. (Contractors offices, handymen, woodworking businesses are considered as Major Home Occupations.) To obtain this license, an applicant needs to fill out a business license application, submit appropriate registration from the State, and read and sign a minor home occupation affidavit. Due to recently adopted legislation (S.B. 081) certain home-based businesses may be exempt from licensing fees. A license is still required to conduct business within the City; however you may be exempt from paying an annual licensing fee. Carefully read the Home Occupation Compliance Questions and Statements attached to the license application, and sign if you feel you should be exempt. Your application will be reviewed in detail by the Planning Department to determine whether or not the exemption applies to your business. It is important that you be very specific under the "Description of Business" category to help with this determination. Home occupation business licenses are renewed annually on or before December 31st of every year.
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 the page "Conditional Use Information" as part of the business license 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). Home occupation business licenses are renewed annually on or before December 31st of every year. License fees are not pro-rated. (KCC 17-26)
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. If you are selling beer or alcohol, you will need to fill out a separate Beer/Alcohol Business License Application as well as a Commercial business license application. Business licenses are renewed annually on or before December 31st of every year. License fees are no pro-rated.
Other Possible Requirements with Application:
A professional license will need to be obtained from the Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing for certain professions (CPA's, doctors, contractors, nail and hair beauticians, etc.).
Heber M. Wells Building
160 East 3rd South, Salt Lake City
Health Department Inspection
If a business deals with the 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).
Davis County Health Department
22 South State Street, Clearfield
Fire inspections are required of all commercial businesses, day cares, and preschools. A fire inspection may also be required on a home occupation that may use hazardous or combustible materials.
For specifics on Day Care Fire Regulations, click here.
Child Care Licensing
Residential child care of not more than 12 children may be allowed by conditional use permit in all residential zones. A provider who cares for 5 to 8 children will need to obtain a State Residential Child Care Certificate. A provider who cares for 9 or more children shall obtain a State license.
Child Care Licensing, Salt Lake Region Office
3760 South Highland Drive, Room 403, Salt Lake City
A building permit is required for building changes, modifications, additions, and remodels to the building/space (electrical, plumbing, mechanical, structural) along with associated fees. Please call the Kaysville Building Department at 801-544-1363 if you have any questions.
STEP 3: Application Approval
After submitting your completed application, it will be forwarded to the Community Development Department where they will verify the information given and if further information is needed or a conditional use permit needs to be approved. For questions about your application or the requirements of obtaining a license, you can contact the Community Development Office at 801-546-1241.
Once the Community Development office has reviewed your application you will be sent an email stating the license fees that are required and instructions on how to pay them.
If no further information or a conditional use permit is needed, Home Occupation licenses are typically issued within a week of applying. Commercial businesses licenses cannot be issued until after the appropriate building and fire department inspections have been completed. Licenses will be mailed to you.
Temporary Merchants & Fireworks Sales
This is for a business that is temporary or seasonal in nature. It is unlawful for any person to conduct business of a temporary merchant without first securing a business license therefore. Licenses are good for not more than 180 days. Please note that if you would like to do business in more than one location within the city, you will need to obtain a business license for EACH location.
To apply for a license you will first need to register your business name with the Utah Department of Commerce (http://commerce.utah.gov/) and obtain a temporary tax number. For a temporary tax number you can call the Department of Commerce Special Events Unit at: (801) 297-6303.
When you submit your business license application you will also need to submit a site plan for your proposed business indicating where you will set up your temporary business, also indicating off-street parking. If you will be using electricity, we will need to know how you will be providing it to your location.
You will also need to submit a letter from the property owner giving permission to use their property. The Zoning Administrator and Fire Chief will then look at the proposed site and see if it will work with zoning, city, and fire code regulations. Fireworks stands are required to have a fire inspection once your stand, tent or trailer is in place.
If your business involves any food product you will be required to have an inspection from the Davis County Health Department. A copy of this inspection will need to be submitted to our office before a license can be issued.
The Temporary Merchant business license fees include a license set-up fee, a business license fee, and a refundable bond. The bond will be refunded to you once your business has finished, vacated the site and the Zoning Administrator has conducted an inspection to see that everything has been restored to its previous state.
A solicitor is a person that sells products door-to-door. Door-to-Door solicitors are allowed in Kaysville City after applying and obtaining a solicitors license. A city-issued Solicitor's Registration badge MUST be worn at all times will soliciting door-to-door.
To obtain a license, a solicitor must fill out an application form, and provide the following:
- Proof of identity showing current address of residency.
- Proof of registration with Department of Commerce.
- A special events sales tax number.
- Health Department approval (if your business involves any food product).
- For Utah residents: A BCI (Utah Department of Public Safety Bureau of Criminal Identification) background check processed and issued not more than 6 months prior to date of application.
- For out-of-state residents: Equivalent background report prepared by the corresponding public safety agency of the applicant's state of residence.
- Submit to a passport-type photograph for an identification badge (which must be worn while soliciting door-to-door). Photos will not be accepted via e-mail.
- 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).
If a person(s) come to your door selling products or services, they need to have the Kaysville City Solicitors photo ID displayed (see example) or produce it when requested by an occupant of the home. If they are rude or disorderly, please ask them to leave and call the Kaysville Police Department. If you do not want solicitors, place a "NO SOLICITATION SIGN" at your front door.
Never allow a stranger into your home. If someone approaches your door and informs you that they are with a certain company (gas, water, telephone, cable TV, etc.) request to see their company picture ID card and City issued solicitor's registration badge. Teach your children these safety tips.
Call the Kaysville Police Department (801-546-1131) if you observe suspicious persons or activities.
A special event is an event occurring out of the ordinary course of everyday functions.
Special events may include, but are not limited to:
- Block parties
- Craft fairs/markets
- Farmer's market
- Carnivals or circuses
- Flea markets or swap meets
- Movie filming
- Any regular established, permanent place of worship, athletic field, arena, auditorium or other similar permanently established place of assembly for assemblies
- Family reunions, weddings or wedding receptions
- Government sponsored fairs or events held on a regular or annual basis
- School sponsored fairs or events held on school property
- Political or public issue events
A Special Event Permit MUST be completed for any event planned to take place within Kaysville City where the public is invited to attend. You must receive prior approval from the City if you are selling merchandise or conducting business, will have amplified sound, or the setup of automobiles, blow-up toys, dunking booths or other structures.
For parades, materials or objects are prohibited from being thrown from a moving vehicle unless approved by the City.
The use of any tents or canopies more than 30 inches above ground level, requiring electric, or that has a footprint larger than 200 square feet will be subject to an inspection by the Kaysville City Fire Marshal.
Overnight camping on City property is only allowed in the East Mountain Wilderness Park, and is permitted for one night only.