Business Information - City of Nogales, Arizona

Business Information

WELCOME TO NOGALES!

Thanks for doing business in Nogales. Our daytime floating population of around 65,000 people should keep your business open and flourishing. Please see the different sections below to make your transition as a new business as simple as possible. As always, please contact customer service at 520-287-6571 with any questions. We are here to help you succeed.

ADOPTING A NEW ORDINANCE RELATING TO ESTABLISHING RULES, REGULATIONS AND LICENSING REQUIREMENTS GOVERNING PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION SERVICES WITHIN THE CITY OF NOGALES (VIEW PDF FILE)
 

 

BUILDING PERMITS (For new construction or remodeling)

 

Are you building or adding on to an existing structure for your new business ?

1. A plans examiner reviews construction documents submitted for commercial and industrial projects, tenant improvements, and miscellaneous structures.

a.     Permit Application

b.     Plans examiner

2. Building inspections must take place for all new and remodeled commercial and industrial buildings, tenant improvements, and other structures to ensure they are in compliance.

a.     Schedule a building inspection
(Mon-Fri, 9:00 am to 3:30 pm, schedule at least 1 day prior)

b.     Building department

BUSINESS LICENSES

Are you going to be selling something or providing a service ?

1. SELLING SOMETHING, so I need a PRIVILEGE SALES TAX LICENSE.

a.     This includes clothing stores, grocery stores, restaurants, and retailers that will be collecting a sales tax.

b.     Sales Tax Application (PDF)

c.     Sales Tax Return (PDF)

d.     Tax Rate List (PDF)

2. SERVICE PROVIDER, so I need an OCCUPATIONAL LICENSE.

a.     This includes law offices, architectural services, contractors, accountants, and other service providers.

b.     Please contact customer service at 520-287-6571 to get the correct type of occupational license application.

3. I DON’T KNOW.

a.     That’s OK, please contact customer service at 520-287-6571 to get the correct license and license application form.

b.     How to apply for a business license (PDF)

 

TURN ON CITY UTILITY SERVICES

Are you ready to start using water, sewer, and trash collection services ?
 

1. WATER & SEWER. I need to turn on the water and then have that water go down the drain.

a.     Please contact Customer Service at 520-287-6571 to turn on your water and sewer service. You will need the following:

                                      i.       Proof of occupancy (lease agreement, etc.)

                                      ii.      Picture ID

                                      iii.     Monetary deposit (depends on size of water account)

b.      Utilities Department

2. TRASH SERVICE. I need a dumpster large enough for my new business.

a.     Commercial refuse service agreement (PDF)

b.     Sanitation Department

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT INFORMATION

 

Are you wondering why Nogales is such a great place to do business ?

Visit our Economic Development page to understand why Nogales means better business on the border!

 

PAY MY SALES TAX

Are you ready to make your monthly or quarterly sales tax payment ?

Please download the sales tax return form found below, fill it out, and then remit payment to City of Nogales: (checks payable to CITY OF NOGALES)

a.     Mail completed forms and payment to: 777 N Grand Ave, Nogales, AZ 85621

b.     Bring completed forms and payments to City Hall

c.     Fax completed forms to (520) 287-2230

d.     Please contact customer service at 520-287-6571 with any questions

Sales Tax Return (PDF)

Tax Rate List (PDF)