New Online Development, Licensing and Permitting Portal Coming July 13
On July 13, the City of Fayetteville will be implementing a new web-based system called EnerGov™ to handle applications and payments for Planning, Engineering, Building Safety, Business Licensing, Alcoholic Beverage and HMR/Supplemental Beverage. The upgrade is part of an ongoing City initiative to streamline, simplify and automate these processes. In preparation for the launch of EnerGov™, the existing system for permit, planning and license applications will close down on July 8, allowing City staff time to move applications in process to the new system and test it before it becomes available for public use on July 13, 2020.
The new portal will guide users step by step through the application process and remove the need to submit documents separately to various City offices. Instead, users will upload all the necessary information and documentation in a single online system, which will then automatically forward the materials to the proper City departments. Users will also have the ability to log in to track the process of their application.
When EnerGov™ launches on July 13, Development Services and Accounting customers will be invited to create a login profile and register for the new system. Online video tutorials will be available to help users learn how to upload their materials and navigate the system.
For more information, call 479-575-8242 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who Needs a Business License?
All businesses within the incorporated city limits of Fayetteville must obtain a Business License unless the business qualifies for an exemption. Please refer to Do I Qualify for more information.
To determine if your business or home-based business address is within the city limits please visit our GIS map. [Once the map has loaded, at the top, click the second icon from the left to enter your address.]
A business can submit an application and pay online for a discounted rate. You may also apply and submit payment by mail, or in person. To begin the application process, please refer to the New Business Online Application.
Existing Business Without a License
An existing business that has not yet applied for a business license must do so within 60 days of the business opening to avoid additional fees. Please refer to the New Business Online Application.
If your business has been in operation for more than 60 days and does not have a business license please contact the Business License Clerk at 479-575-8352 before beginning the application process.
Existing Business With a License
The Business Licenses renewal period is September 1 through October 31 each year. The renewal fee is $15. The City emails and mails reminders each year in late August. Please contact the Business License Clerk at 479-575-8352 if you have any questions. You can renew online at this link.
What To Expect
Once you apply and pay for your business license, it will go through a review process.
The type of review(s) will depend on the type of business you operate.
Types of Business and Reviews
Hotel, Motel, Restaurant, Bar, & Rental Car Business:
- Accounting Review
- Fire Review
- Zoning Review
Other Commercial Business:
- Fire Review
- Zoning Review
- Zoning Review
Email Contacts for Reviews:
Accounting Review - email@example.com; 479-575-8281
Fire Marshal Review - firstname.lastname@example.org; 479-444-3448
Planning Zoning Review: Contact the Business License Clerk at 479-575-8352 to find out which planner is assigned to your review.
Fayetteville Fire Department Inspection
The Fire Marshal's office has created a list of the most common fire and life safety violations (pdf) discovered during inspections. Please review this document and take corrective measures prior to applying for the Business License.
Once you have applied for the Business License, the Fire Marshal will contact you to conduct a building inspection if one is needed. All fire and life safety violations must be corrected.
If you have any further questions about your Fire Review you may contact the Fire Marshal by calling
479-444-3448 or by emailing email@example.com.
Outdoor Mobile and Sidewalk Vendors
For a Solicitation Permit, please apply for the Business License and print off the Solicitation Permit Application and turn it in with all documents required by the checklist on the application.