How to start a Home Based Business in San Tan Valley
Many residents of Pinal County find the venture of running a home business very profitable and satisfying economically. A home occupation* can satisfy the needs of a parent with young children at home, a retired person who may have limited mobility, or just someone who likes the convenience of making some extra income in the comfort of their own surroundings. However, in order to establish a Home Occupation* in Pinal County, there is a certain process which must be followed and certain criteria which must be met. The following are the steps to make sure your home occupation is legal, safe, and non-disruptive to your neighbors.
There will be a fee of $38 to process the application and you will receive your Business Use Permit within 14 working days. Click here to download the application
A home occupation permit:
Home Occupations come in a variety of shapes and sizes, but here is a list of what is NOT a home occupation:
APPLY IN PERSON:
Apply in person for a Home Occupation Permit at one of our County Planning and Development sites in Florence, Casa Grande, Oracle, or Apache Junction. Bring in a site plan of your property, parcel number, and authorization form signed by the owner (page 2 of Business Use Permit) if you are leasing the property. Get the Home Occupation Permit here.
Go to the Arizona Commerce Authority’s free online Checklist Program designed to easily navigate information on what you need to know, who you need to contact, and where you need to go to license your business in Arizona. It also includes contact information to statewide resources and assistance to accelerate your business growth.
NOTES TO REMEMBER:
SMALL BUSINESS RESOURCES:
START, OPERATE AND GROW A BUSINESS IN ARIZONA
The Arizona Entrepreneur’s Edge (AzEE) is the state’s official resource guide for starting, operating and growing a business. Topics covered include business planning and research, business assistance and counseling, financial options and funding sources, business structures and registration, business license and tax information, labor guidelines and workforce assistance, technology business development, procurement, certifications and service provider programs and resources across the state.
*DEFINITION: “Home Occupation” means a business activity carried on by the occupant of a dwelling unit as a secondary use.
Last Updated: September 2014