Sales Tax / Business Licenses

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Proposed 2018 Business Licensing Fee 

Welcome to the City of Flagstaff Sales Tax Division

The Sales Tax Division is responsible for:

  • Licensing local businesses
  • Processing city sales tax returns
  • Performing sales tax audits
  • Collecting delinquent sales tax accounts
  • Providing statistical information for city management and the community

Customer Service

The Sales Tax Division endeavors to provide outstanding customer service to local taxpayers in the Flagstaff community. To that end, city staff will provide answers to tax questions; however, please be advised the City of Flagstaff is not bound by oral advice given by city staff members. Official written responses will be given to questions submitted in writing via mail or email to the division.


If you own a short term vacation rental you will be required to obtain a transaction privilege tax license from the Arizona Department of Revenue. Short term vacation rentals are required to remit transaction privilege tax at the same rate as a hotel (transient occupancy tax). Please use
this link to obtain your transaction privilege tax license from the Arizona Department of Revenue.


Early transition has begun for licensed businesses ahead of the anticipated start date of January 1, 2017. To ensure your business is correctly reporting to ADOR, please review the Sales Tax Changes here.

TPT Press Release

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