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Business License 

Fee Types

  • Permanent Business License: A business located inside Merrill City Limits $100 annual fee and covers all in one location.
  • ****Duplex Rental: Submit a separate business application for each rental location. $55 annual fee.
  • ****House Rental: Submit a separate business application for each rental location. $50 annual fee. 3 or more attached rental units, apartment complex includes triplex= 3 units attached, apartments or multi-family units(excluding mobile home parks and motels). This cannot be combined with another type of business license. $50 for 1st unit and $5 per additional unit. Not to exceed a maximum id $100 annually. Example: 12 unit apartment complex fee would be calculated as $50 + 12 x $5= $110 but the maximum is $100 annually. Fee would be $100.
  • Delivery Service Only for Non-Resident Business: $50 annual fee.
  • Home Based Business: $50 annual fee. Home occupations earning less than $1500 are exempt.
  • Day LicenseThese fees cannot be applied toward an annual fee. $10 per day on weekdays $5 per day on weekends.
  • Mobile Home Park, Motels: $100 per complex.

Resident yard sales, weekly farmer's market participants, festival vendors, and City yard sales in City park or City Hall, minors 18 or under (no notification needed) are exempt.

PLEASE DO NOT INCLUDE THE BUSINESS LICENSE FEE WITH YOUR MONTHLY WATER UTILITY PAYMENT. THESE FEES MUST BE PAID SEPARATELY.

****  50.06 Rental Property; Owner Responsibility. The owner of premises rented to others which water is furnished by the city shall be responsible for payment of all water charges and services rendered and it shall be the duty of each property owner renting his or her premises to require his or her tenant to pay the water rental and charges. (Ord. 264, passed 7-7-1987)