How to start a Tourism Business In Pinal County:

  1. If the business is in Pinal County and within an incorporated city/town, you would need to check with the city/town about their business license requirements.
  2. If the business is within the unincorporated part of the county, you would need to make sure that the business "fits" the zoning requirements of the business location. Community Development to find out - 520-866-6442.
  3. It is also recommended to contact the Arizona State Department of Revenue to find out about the taxes associated with businesses. They can be reached at 602-255-2060 or at https://www.aztaxes.gov/default.aspx
  4. If you need to register your business name, or research an existing business name, please use the following link to the Arizona Secretary of State webpage. Pinal County does not collect nor register business names, etc. This would be done through the Arizona Secretary of State’s office. The website for this office is: http://www.azsos.gov/business_services/tnt/
  5. Go to the Arizona Commerce Authority’s free online Checklist Program designed to easily navigate information on what you need to know, who you need to contact, and where you need to go to license your business in Arizona. It also includes contact information to statewide resources and assistance to accelerate your business growth. www.azcommerce.com/smallbiz and http://old.azcommerce.com/BusAsst/SmallBiz/Edge.htm

Tourism Business Resources:

  • Central Arizona College Small Business Development Center: www.centralaz.edu
    Look under Business Outreach Phone number: 520-494-6610
  • Arizona Department of Tourism: www.azot.com/
    Phone number: 602-771-1100
  • Arizona Corporation Commission (register your Corporation or Limited Liability Company) and check for name availability www.azcc.gov
  • Arizona Secretary of State (register your trade name and other resources) www.azsos.gov
  • US Small Business Administration (SBA) www.sba.gov
    • SBA Small Business Planner
    • SBA Arizona District Office
    • SBA Veterans Programs
    • SBA Native American Programs
    • SBA Programs for Women
  • SCORE: Counselors to Small Business www.scoreaz.org

Pinal County Chambers of Commerce:

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