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Business Registration Starts January 1, 2019

On October 8, 2018, the Bloomington City Council adopted Ordinance 2018-88 amending Chapter 11 of the City Code to establish Business Registration Requirements. Starting on January 1, 2019, all businesses currently existing in the City will be required to register with the City by March 1, 2019. Any business planning to open in the City after March 1, 2019 will be required to register no less than 10 days prior to opening. Once registered, all businesses will be required to renew annually by March 1st.

Coming Soon: On-line Business Registration Tool

Coming Soon: Step-by-step guide to the on-line registration tool and a checklist detailing information you should gather to be ready to register your business.

Coming Soon: Update an existing business registration.

 

Business Registration Overview

Starting January 1, 2019, all businesses currently operating in the City (and any future new business seeking to operate in the City) will be required to register and pay a one-time $50.00 registration fee. Qualified charitable organizations and persons engaged in home-based occupations are considered businesses under the Ordinance, but are exempt from paying the registration fee. All businesses will be required to renew / update registration information on-file with the City on an annual basis. There will be no fee for the annual renewal, nor a fee for an amendment to a business registration.

To encourage each business to register and renew with the City each year, a fine of $75.00 will be imposed for failure to register or late renewals. This fine applies to all businesses (including charitable organizations and persons engaged in home-based occupations) to encourage timely registration and renewal in order to keep each business's’ registration data up-to-date.

For complete details, click here to read Ordinance 2018-88 which established Business Registration Requirements.