Business Licenses / TOT
1901 Airport Rd.
South Lake Tahoe,
Phone (530) 542-6012
Fax (530) 542-6041
Customer Service Hours
Monday - Thursday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Per City Code, Chapter 3.35 Tax Rates and Licensing, all businesses and professions that operate in the City of South Lake Tahoe must obtain a Business and Professions Tax Certificate (commonly called a Business License), which must be renewed annually.
The Business License fiscal year runs from July 1 to June 30. New businesses estimate their gross revenues from the business starting date to the end of the fiscal year in order to determine the tax due. Business License Renewal Forms
are mailed in May. The renewal process includes providing actual gross revenues for the previous year (12 months) and remitting the corresponding tax.
Tax rates are determined by the type of business and are specified on the Business License Application Form
. If the business's physical location is within the city limits, you will also need a Zoning/Building Clearance Form
Notice: Beginning February 2, 2015
The Customer Service hours for Business Licenses and TOT
public counter - Monday through Thursday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm,
by appointment - Friday 8:00am to 4:30 pm.
To request an appointment, please call (530)542-6012.