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Business License

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1. Who needs a business license?
2. When should I apply for a business license?
3. Do I need to apply in person?
4. How much does it cost?
5. Are there penalties for not obtaining a business license?
6. My location did not pass inspection. What do I need to do?
7. How do I schedule a re-inspection?
8. What if I move to a new location within the City?
9. What if I have a current business license and establish a separate business from the same location?
10. What if I expand my business to another location(s) within the City?
11. Are there different requirements for home-based businesses?
12. Do non-profit organizations need a business license?
13. What other things may I need?
14. What if I shut down my business or move away?
15. Why do some businesses need to submit a "Certification Statement" with their business license renewal notice and payment?
16. Who is considered an Employee for Business License tax purposes?
17. Do I need to report employees that worked only a day or two?
18. What happens if I don't provide the requested information?

City Attorney

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1. How do I file a claim against the City?
2. Where do I serve a lawsuit against the City?
3. Should a document subpoena for city records be served on the City Attorney's office?

City Clerk

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1. How do I file a claim against the City?

Community Development Department - Housing Division

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1. How do I apply for the Fix-Up Grant Program?
2. How do I apply for the First-Time Homebuyer Program?
3. How do I apply for the Home Preservation Grant Program?

Employment Business and Development Center

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1. Are there any costs to register for the program?
2. How do I register for the program?
3. How long must I wait for an available appointment?
4. What type of jobs does the EBDC obtain?
5. What other services do you provide?
6. How do I register for computer classes?

Finance

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1. How can I get a copy of the City's budget?
2. How can I get information on City's bids or RFPs?
3. How do I get a business license in the City of Commerce?

Library

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1. How do I get a library card?
2. How do I reserve a computer?
3. How do I renew my books online?

Mayor & City Council

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1. How do I make an appointment to meet with a councilmember?
2. When does the City Council meet?
3. Our business is holding a special event. How can we invite the mayor and City Council to participate and/or recognize our company?

Parks & Recreation

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1. How do I find out when a meeting room is available?
2. What dates do you have available for camp?
3. When do the spray pools open?

Planning

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1. How does the Planning Division classify uses?
2. How do I get a copy of a zoning map?
3. How do I find out the zoning on a parcel of land?

Public Information Office

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1. How do I get the City’s newsletter?
2. Can I place an ad in the City’s newsletter?
3. What local newspapers serve the City?
4. Does the City print obituaries in the Report to the People newsletter for residents who have recently passed away?

Transportation

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1. How can I obtain a printed copy of the bus schedule?
2. How do I qualify and/or apply for the Medi-Ride services?
3. Can I bring a bike on the bus?

Vendor FAQs

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1. How can I get on the City’s Vendor List?
2. What are the City’s terms of payment?
3. What provisions, if any, do local vendors receive when competing with out-of-town vendors?
4. Is the City required to accept the lowest proposal?
5. Do I have to comply with state and federal mandates in my own business if I wish to do business with the City?
6. Does the City require vendors to use a purchase order number?
7. How can I find out what jobs or projects are available for bid?