Business License Info
Who needs a business license?
Anyone engaging in business in Brian Head, UT including the sale or offering of any goods merchandise, or performing any service for monetary exchange or valuable consideration must be licensed, unless they are exempted.
Business License Exemptions:
Brian Head Town requires all businesses within Town limits to be licensed with the following exemptions:
1. State licensed contractors only need to be licensed in the City where they have an office this includes home-based offices.
2. Insurance Companies,
3. Nonprofit organizations,
4. State-owned businesses are exempt from paying fees.
5. Low impact home occupation businesses, please refer to Town Code, Title 3, Licensing in General for details.
Where do I get a Business License?
Download an application from the website or obtain an application at the Brian Head Town Offices.
Our address is:
P.O. Box 190068
Brian Head, UT 87419
Office is located at 56 S. Hwy 143. Our office hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00am-4:30pm. For more information call
(435) 677-2029 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for license intake, please contact Amanda Hunter at email@example.com
How long does the licensing process take?
New business owners should allow 15 to 30 days for their license to be processed, but may require additional time if inspections are required. All fees are due at the time of application. The business license application will be sent to the departments for ordinance compliance.
If an application is denied or if the licensed business never begins operation, all fees, less a $25.00 processing fee, will be refunded.
Do I need an inspection before I receive my business license?
All new applications may be required to have an inspection from the Town’s building/fire departments, depending on the type of business identified on the application. Nightly rentals (short term rentals) of cabins/condominiums will require a fire inspection only. An inspection list is available on this website or at the Town Hall. An Inspection fee of $30 for each inspection is assessed at when you plan to submit your application. To schedule a fire inspection, please call the Town Clerk during normal business hours.
Fire Inspection list for Short Term Rentals
When does my license expire?
Depends on the type of business.
SETPEMBER 30TH FOR SHORT-TERM OR NIGHTLY RENTAL BUSINESSES
All short-term or nightly rental business licenses automatically expire September 30th of each year.
DECEMBER 31ST FOR ALL OTHER TYPES OF BUSINESS, EXCEPT NIGHTLY RENTALS
All other types of business, except nightly rentals, expire December 31st of each year. This is a recent change in the Business Licnse Code as of September 12, 2023.
There is no pro-rating of a fee for a license that is submitted prior to the expiration period.
When do I renew my license for the next year?
An email notice will be sent out around the first of September of each year for nightly rentals and for all other businesses that expire December 31st, an email renewal notice will be sent out the first of November of each year. Liquor license payments are due on or before December 31st.
What are the penalties if the payment is late?
If payment is not received you may be issued a citation for operation of a business without a license, or a penalty for late payment.
Liquor licenses are due on or before December 31st by close of business. Any establishment that has not paid the license fee by this date is not permitted by law to serve liquor.
What if my business undergoes changes during the year?
If during the course of the license year, any information pertaining to the business changes, such as location, mailing address, phone number, the licensee is required by law to notify the Licensing Officer of these changes within a ten (10) day period.
General Business License Information
The following is required of all new applicants.
- Identify the type of business i.e. Corporation, Partnership, Limited Liability Corporation, Sole Proprietorship, etc.
- Business name, physical and mailing address and phone number of business. The physical address of the business is where the business, cabin or condo is located.
- Home address, phone number, and birth date of owner, manager (Applicant). Local address and phone number of Agent for process of service.
- Federal Tax ID or Social Security number (if sole proprietorship).
- Sales Tax number, occupational or professional license number if applicable.
Registration of assumed business names, often called "D.B.A.", is required of all businesses that are not corporations, limited liability companies or limited partnerships. There is a $20.00 filing fee for a renewable three-year registration for a D.B.A. If the business being licensed is a resale business, a sales tax number is required.
All businesses that have taxable sales, must have a sales tax ID# issued from the Utah State Tax Commission. You can apply online or call them to start the application process. You will need your sales tax ID# for your business license application.
Anyone who is applying for a liquor license or solicitor's license is required to have a criminal background check completed with the Utah Department of Alcohol Beverage Control (alcohol licenses) or the Town of Brian Head (solicitor). A $10.00 assessment fee will be charged per person.
Utah State Agencies
Utah Department of Commerce
Division of Corporations and Commercial Code
Business Name Registration - "D.B.A."
160 East 300 South
SM Box 146705
Salt Lake City, UT 84114
Phone: (801) 530-4849
Business License Online Payments Have Changed
BRIAN HEAD TOWN HAS CHANGED ITS PROCESS FOR ACCEPTING BUSINESS LICENSE PAYMENTS
To make a business license application, renewal, fire inspection, disproportionate cost of servcie fee payment you will need to call the Town offices to make your payment. Please have your business license number available when you call for faster service. (435) 677-2029 during normal business hours.
Please call (435) 677-2029 to make a business license payment.
Only the quarterly enhanced service fee payment is available online by clicking the link below.
Please identify the quarter for which you are paying for.
Nightly Rental / Short Term Rental Information
- Information for Renewing your Nightly Rental Business License
- 2023 Nightly Rental Renewal Application
- New Application for Nightly Rental License
- Owner Affidavit
- Fire Inspection Requirements
- Good Neighbor Policy & Overnight Parking Map
- Nightly Rental Business in Brian Head
- Frequently Asked Questions - Nightly Rentals
- Step by Step process for New Nightly Rental Applications
Enhanced Service Fee
Nightly Rental Disproportionate Cost of Service Fee
Effective August 11, 2021
The Town Council adopted a Nightly Rental Disproportionate Cost of Service Fee that is assessed annually on all nightly rental businesses. The fee is an annual fee that will be assessed either during renewal of a nightly rental business license or when a new nightly rental business license application is submitted. The fee has been allocated towards public safety and code enforcement. Listed below is an explanation of the fee and how it works.
$91 per condo
$248 per cabin