Before submitting an application to the City, please check the
"Compliance Checklist" for State requirements needed. We cannot accept applications until all State and local requirements have been met. Please bring in verification of all State requirements when submitting your application. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
Business license processing time is 7 - 10 business days. Murray City does not offer interim licensing. Please be aware that you must have your business license issued prior to opening/operating.
The following information will be required on the application:
Business name & DBA name if applicable
Physical street location and phone number of business
Mailing address if different than physical location
Owner/partner(s) name, home address, phone, date of birth, drivers license number
Local Manager name, home address, phone, date of birth, drivers license number
List of corporate officers, if applicable
After hours emergency contact name and phone number
Projected opening date of business
Federal Identification Number & Sales Tax number (Specific to Murray location)
Copy of Professional/occupational license if applicable
Registration with Utah Department of Commerce
Certain businesses may also be required to provide surety bonds or undergo back ground investigations. Please check the
Bonding & Investigations page for additional information.
We will also need to know the number employees, including part-time, volunteer, or other paid or non-paid personnel at the business. Any vehicles used in conjunction with operating the business, whether personal or company vehicle, will need to be listed on the application.
Fees for licenses vary according to number of employees, vehicles, and classifications. Please visit the
fee schedule page for details. Fees are due at the time of submitting an application. Please be aware that license fees are non refundable should a license not be approved. Fees are also required for change of address, and are not pro-rated.
Once a completed application has been submitted, inspections will be preformed by Murray City Zoning, Murray City Enforcement and the Murray City Fire Department. The Licensee will be contacted by the Murray City Fire Department for an on site fire inspection. If after the initial inspection is completed and additional work is needed, it is the responsibility of the business owner to contact the Fire Department for their final inspection. Businesses may also need to complete inspections by the Murray City Building Department, Murray City Storm Water Department, Salt Lake County Health Department or other applicable agencies.
When all applicable departments have approved the application, a Business License will be issued. The average processing time for new business licenses is seven to ten (7-10) business days. This time frame may vary in circumstances where a conditional use, health department approval, etc is needed.
If you need assistance in determining whether or not your business is within Murray City boundaries, please call our office.