In Happy Valley, all businesses are required to have a Business License. The intent of this licensing program is to provide revenue for municipal purposes and to provide for the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of Happy Valley through regulation of businesses, occupations and trade. All businesses licensed in the City are included in our online Business Directory and included in our annual Happy Valley magazine business listings.

To apply for a business license, please click here to download a Business License Application and submit your completed application to City Hall. The licensing of trades, shops, occupations, professions, and businesses in the City of Happy Valley is regulated through Ordinance 124, with fees established through Resolution 94-05. Upon the City’s receipt of your application and the payment of the appropriate annual fee, a license valid for one fiscal year, starting on July 1, will be issued.

Renewal applications will be mailed to all licensees approximately one month prior to expiration. Business licenses not renewed by July 20 will be considered delinquent and may be subject to additional fees.

License Fees

ClassFeeDescription
A$100.00Commercial Business (Retail/Wholesale)
B$100.00Day Care Facility
C$100.00Rental Property (Multi-Family)
D$50.00Home Based Business (within Happy Valley jurisdiction ONLY) See Home Based Business Questionnaire below
E1$100.00Building Trades/Landscape Contractor (Receipts in Happy Valley OVER $250,000 annually)
*E2$50.00Building Trades/Landscape Contractor (Receipts in Happy Valley UNDER $250,000 annually) *Class E2 $50 fee waived with a copy of a metro license attached to the application
F$50.00Temporary - Peddler/Solicitor (10 day special license)

** NOTE:  For NEW applications received after January 1st but before May 31st only half the license fee will be charged.  (Renewals are not included)

Home Based Business Questionnaire