An occupational license application is required for every person and business entity engaged in any business in the city before the commencement of business. The application form can be downloaded on the Administration link. Other forms relating to your business may also be found on this link.
Financial Incentives for New Businesses
The city may waive the city occupational tax and city business license for 2 years for new businesses locating in the downtown district. If the business owner purchases the property, the city may also waive the property tax for 2 years. The district includes Main St., Washington St., Clay St. on both sides from 11th St. to Clear Creek Bridge and all cross streets. Only businesses which would be beneficial and enhance our downtown area would be considered for the incentive.
Base amount is due on or before November 30, 2016. A 10% penalty will be added December 1, 2016 and 12% interest per annum until paid.
Ad Valorem Property Tax Rate – 27.2 cents per $100 assessed value
Personal Property Tax Rate – 33.5 cents per $100 assessed value
Occupational Tax – 1.5%
Net Profits: minimum-$75 maximum- $7500
Download Printable Forms
Net Profits Application for New Business License (Acrobat Reader)
*New Net Profits License Fee Return Fill-in then Print Form Net Profits
*New Net Profits License Fee Return Printable Form Printable Net Profits
Employers Quarterly Return of License Fee Withheld (Acrobat Reader)
Application for Refund on Quarterly Return (Word Doc)
Annual Individual Occupational Tax Return (Word Doc)
Reconciliation of Shelbyville License Fee Withheld (Word Doc)
All forms must be must be printed and mailed to City Hall