General Businesses located inside Fife City limits:
License fee is determined by:
- Number of employees OR
- Number of rental units
Employee Count Determination:
- If you have reported employment to the State Employment Security Department, use the employee count from your most recent Unemployment Compensation Quarterly Report. A copy of the report may be required by the City of Fife for verification.
- If you have not reported employment, estimate the maximum number of employees to be employed at any one time at this location during the next 12 months. Convert part-time personnel to full-time equivalents by adding total weekly hours worked; divide by 40, round up fractions.
The owner(s) will be included when determining the number of employees.
|EMPLOYEE FEE CALCULATION
|Total Number of Employees
|0 through 2
|3 through 5
|6 through 12
|13 through 25
|26 through 50
Rental Unit Determination:
- Landlords that offer four or more residential rental units in the city limits are considered rental property businesses, regardless if vacant. The number of rental units is counted city-wide. Qualified rental units include:
- Mobile homes
- Examples of rentals that do NOT qualify are:
- Short term rentals
- Storage units
Note: When a landlord registers for a business license only the rental business office location is required to be licensed.
|RENTAL FEE CALCULATION
|Total Number of Rental Units
|0 through 3
||Refer to employee table above
General Businesses located outside Fife City limits:
If you do not have a physical location inside Fife city limits, but you will travel into Fife to conduct business the license fee is $50.00.
License Fee: There are NO fees for nonprofit businesses.
Nonprofit businesses, other than religious organizations, must provide a copy of the confirmation from the Internal Revenue Service of tax exemption under IRS Code 501(c)(3) to qualify for a nonprofit license from the City of Fife.