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Business Licenses and Solicitors Licenses in Lafayette

7.025  License Required.  No person shall carry on any business within the city without first obtaining a license therefor and without complying with the provision of sections 7.000 to 7.080.

7.030  License Application. 
(1)  On or before July 1st, all persons engaging in business within the city shall file an application for annual renewal of the license required by sections 7.000 to 7.080.  Any new business that is not in operation on or before July 1st, which desires to conduct business within the city shall make application for a license before engaging in any business acitivty.
(2)  Application for a business license shall be made to the city's finance director or city administrator upon forms provided by the city.
(3)  The application for a business license shall include advance payment of the appropriate license fee and delinquency charges, if any.

Soliciting:  Pursuant to Lafayette Municipal Code section 7.300 to 7.340, solicitation within the city limits of Lafayette is permitted at residential properties during the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. local time only , unless property is posted with a ‘No Solicitation’ sign, as stated in section 7.335 . All solicitors must first obtain a registration certificate from City Hall prior to conducting any and all business in Lafayette; said certificate must be carried on their person at all times while soliciting in Lafayette. 

Each person wishing to solicit as an individual or on behalf of a corporation or association must check-in at City Hall each day they conduct business in Lafayette. Photo ID will be required at time of check-in. Violation of Lafayette Municipal Code section 7.300 to 7.340 constitutes a Class A infraction. Registration may be revoked by City Administrator or City Council upon written notice to applicant five (5) days prior to effective date of revocation, as stated in Lafayette Municipal Code section 7.325.

Home Occupation Permits:  Contact The Community Development Clerk if you wish to apply for a Home Occupation Permit.  Standards and restrictions are attached below.  A home occupation permit is an entirely different process than the standard business license.

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