Getting a Business Tax Certificate
You'll need a Business Tax Certificate to operate your business in Mammoth Lakes.
These certificates are based on the calendar year and most taxes are prorated if you start your business in the 2nd, 3rd or 4th quarter of the year. The minimum payment is $25 for a prorated Business Tax Certificate.
The cost of your Business Tax Certificate depends on the type of business and your expected annual revenue. Meet with the town's finance department for specifics on the calculated cost for your planned business.
Getting your Business Tax Certificate doesn't mean you've been approved for zoning, fire code, occupancy or any other regulatory requirements.
Be sure to take care of these aspects of your business before applying for a Business Tax Certificate. Business Tax Certificates and Transient Occupancy Tax Certificates are both obtained from the town's finance department.
Your Business Tax Certificate must be displayed in your business. It typically takes 2-3 weeks for new businesses to receive the certificate. See FAQs from the town, and contact town staff if you have any questions.