Adjustment in Business License Fees in Millcreek
Millcreek has partnered with Zions Public Finance to conduct the first business license fee study since the city’s incorporation. The results are guiding an update to the fee schedule that more accurately reflects the true cost of licensing. “For some types of businesses, they may see a slight increase, but for most they will see a savings,” said Alex Wendt, Millcreek Business License Administrator. For an example, Alex points to the basic business license fee that will reduce from $150 annually to $145.
Another change is the removal of the $6 per employee charge that the city inherited when it adopted Salt Lake County ordinances. The employee charge is being replaced by a fee that better reflects which types of businesses utilize more police resources. “This will be much more fair and equitable for our business community and more precisely capture the city’s true cost of providing services,” said Alex. The Mayor and City Council adopted these recommendations in their City Council meeting on June 22.
[photo caption] Business License Administrator Alex Wendt working hard to assist Millcreek’s 1,000+ licensed businesses.