Business Licensing

Overview

The purpose of a business license is to regulate and license businesses within the corporate limits of Hurricane 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.

Obtain a Business License

Obtaining a business license in Hurricane City begins by submitting a Business License Application. This application and any applicable fees can be submitted in person to the City Recorder or emailed to cindy@cityofhurricane.com.

Background release form (required for massage therapy, any business related to firearms, any business dealing with minor children, or entry into a private residence). 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 background check release form.

Vacation Rentals

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To report any violations and/or complaints regarding a vacation rental call the 24/7 hotline, 435-625-3737, or click here to do it online. 

Vacation Rentals located in a Recreational Resort area are a permitted use but still require a license. The following areas are approved Recreation Resort areas:

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Annual fire inspections are required for any type of short-term rental. You can schedule the inspection by calling Hurricane Valley Fire District at 435-635-9562.

Complaint on a Business

If you have a complaint on a Hurricane City business, please fill out this form and return it to the City office or email Cindy Beteag.

License Fees

  • Application Fee - $25
  • Beer License - $300
  • Business License - $50
  • Late Fee - $20 for 30 days past the due date
  • Residential Hosting - $50
  • Solicitor License - $180
  • Transient Merchant - $50 per day or $150 for 8 consecutive days
  • Vacation Rental License - $300