Before you begin, look at our instructions on how to apply for a business license.
Amusement Mechanical (arcade type) Machines Mechanical, electronic, and video games for customers to play with a coin or token. Each machine must have a license. Here are a few examples.
- Electric gun ranges
- Games of baseball or hockey
- Miniature pool tables
- Photo machines
- Pinball machines
- Recording machines
Amusement (place of) : Any place that has three or more amusement mechanical devices (arcade machines).
This is a temporary gathering of people in the street or an alley. This license is for commercial block events.
- A security plan and security personnel are required for large block events.
- A different permit is required for National Night Out or residential block events.
Carnival : A traveling show with acts, games, vending machines or amusement rides.
Circus : A traveling show with acrobats, clowns, entertainers or trained animals.
Courtesy Bench : Any bench near the street used by the public.
Dance Hall : A place where people pay to dance.
Dancing School : A school where people pay to learn dance.
Entertainment, Place of : A business offering entertainment to the public.
- Children's theater
- Dance productions
- Musical concerts
- Public dances
A Place of Entertainment license is not required for:
- Dance halls
- Food establishments with less than 2,500 square feet
- Movie theaters
- Places with on-sale beer, wine or liquor licenses
- Religious organizations
Extended Hours of Operation : Any business that is open later than their legal hours.
Pool Tables : A business that offers pool or billiards for customers.
Rental Hall A building, available for rent, for a private event. A license is not required for theaters or businesses with an alcohol license. A Temporary Rental Hall License is available for places used for four or less days per year.
Shooting Gallery : A place for shooting guns at a target. Shooting galleries for only by military or police departments do not need a license.
Swimming Pool : Any structure that contains water for swimming by the public. Each pool, hot tub or whirlpool needs a license.
- Health clubs
- Public pools
Theater : A place for live stage entertainment or movies.