Business owners operating in Buellton, in California’s Santa Ynez Valley, could find that they will soon have to apply for a business license.
The Buellton City Council is set to discuss the matter. Currently businesses are not required to have licenses and the extra revenue generated for the city could help the local economy.
Santa Ynez Valley News reported that business owners are currently required to undertake a zoning clearance with a one-off fee of $45, which specifies if any special permits are needed.
Planning director Marc Bierdzinski explained that only adult businesses, private handbill distribution services and bingo game owners are now required to have business licenses.
He told the news provider that in order to renew the business license each year, firms would have to pay an annual tax, the amount of which would depend on the type of business.
Any final decision on the matter will require voter participation.