Licenses, Permits & Forms

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Business License and Permit Fees:
On June 30, 2022 City Council Approved Resolution 22-17 adopting a comprehensive fee schedule. Below are the City Clerk fees adopted by Council. 

Fee TypeFee Amount
Business License Fees 
New Business License$140
Annual Renewal of a Business License$70
Failure to Renew a Business License by January 31st$140
Replacement of License $5
Permit Fees 
Vendor Permit$50 Per Day
 $1000 Per Six Months
 $2000 Per Year
Animal Drawn Vehicle$25 Per Event
Farmers Market$60 Per Season
Craft Fairs and Bazaars$60 Per Event
Public Event$150 < 50 People
 $350 >50 People
Firework Display$50
Alcohol Beverage Catering$20
Taxi Drivers Permit - Additionally Requires a Business License$165 per driver for a 5-year license in addition to background check & fingerprinting fees
Pawnbroker Permit - Additionally Requires a Business License$125 for a five-year license in addition to background check & fingerprinting fees. 
Peddler Permit$125 quarterly per person for initial license and first day, then $25.00 per day thereafter (Oct-Nov-Dec; Jan-Feb-Mar; Apr-May-Jun; Jul-Aug-Sep) in addition to background check & fingerprinting fees
Alcohol License Fees 
Yearly Fees 
Retail Beer - on premises$200
Retail Beer - off premises$50
Retail Wine - on premises$200
Retail Wine - off premises$50
Liquor - on premises (includes retail wine)$562.50
Golf Course Liquor - on premises$150
Transfer of License Fees (33%) 
Retail Beer - on premises$66.50
Retail Beer - off premises$16.50
Retail Wine - on premises$66.50
Retail Wine - off premises$16.50
Liquor - on premises (includes retail wine)185.63
Golf Course Liquor - on premises$49.50
Transfer of Location Fees (25%) 
Retail Beer - on premises$50
Retail Beer - off premises$12.50
Retail Wine - on premises$50
Retail Wine - off premises$12.50
Liquor - on premises (includes retail wine)$140.63
Golf Course Liquor - on premises$37.50


A business license is required by law of any commercial or home based business with a physical location inside the city limits and anyone acting as a general contractor, offering snow removal services or taxi services within city limits. The cost of a business license is $140 for a new application and $70 a year to renew. If a business license needs to be reprinted at the request of the business owner, a $5 fee will be assessed. All fees are non-refundable. Online Business License Applications are listed below. Payment for a new license must be submitted in person, by mail, or by credit card or eCheck (in person or by phone only at this time). Payment for annual renewals will have an online payment option listed on the renewal form. No statement will be issued but a receipt can be provided by request. Once payment is received, the approval process is approximately 14 days.

Local Option Tax: The City has a local option tax on all retail sales, alcohol, and lodging. For detailed information on the local option tax requirements click here. If you are an out of town retailer who needs to set up a tax account for filing purposes only, please Click Here to complete the Sales Tax Permit Application. No fee is required for tax only permits. Click Here to see our Local Option Tax page for more information. 

Short-Term Vacation Rentals and Lodging/Property Management Businesses: For more information regarding licensing and tax requirements of these businesses Click Here to see our All about Short-term Rentals page.

Business License Applications:

If you are in need of accommodations for completing any form or application please contact the City Clerks Department at 208-634-7142.

Please select the appropriate business license application from the list below:

Retail, Wholesale, & Service Industries - Click Here

General Contractor - Click Here

Snow Removal - Click Here

Taxi Business License - Click Here

In addition to the Taxi Business License
you will need to complete a drivers application for each driver
Taxi License Drivers Application - Click Here

Non-Residential Lodging & Property Managers - Click Here

More information regarding City Code
requirements and the Declaration of
  Compliance for Short Term Rentals form
Click Here
More about Short-term Rentals Click Here

Individual Short Term Vacation Rentals - Click Here

More information regarding City Code
requirement Click Here
More about Short-term Rentals Click Here



New Alcohol Licenses: Businesses who wish to serve beer, wine and/or hard liquor must first obtain an alcohol license through Idaho State Police Alcohol Beverage Control (Click Here to go to site). Once the State license has been received, a Valley County alcohol license must be obtained next (please make sure the County license matches the State license and both are signed by the applicant or it will be rejected at the City level). Once these two licenses are in hand, you can submit for a McCall  Alcohol Beverage License Application Click Here. Please contact the City Deputy Clerk at 208-634-8908 for assistance and any questions.

For information about serving alcohol on commercial property and at events and temporary vending rules, click here.

Permit Applications:

If you are in need of accommodations for completing any form or application please contact the City Clerks Department at 208-634-7142.

Please select the appropriate application from the list below:

Vendor Permit - Click Here

FOOD VENDORS: Please be advised that you will be required to have Central District Health approval to obtain a vendor permit. Central District Health currently has an estimated wait time of 30 days to receive approval for new vendors. 

The City of McCall offers many great events in which vendors can participate. Participating as a vendor at any of these events is an excellent way to enjoy our city while earning some money selling the products your business offers.

Your first step will be to apply for a vendor permit for the event you plan to participate in. Vendor permits are $50 per day, $1000 for six months, or $2000 for a calendar year. Approval of your application can take up to 2 weeks, so apply early.

As a vendor selling goods within city limits, you are responsible to collect the 1% Local Option Tax on all retail sales, excluding food groceries and motor vehicles. Upon receipt of your permit application, a tax account will be created for your business and you will be assigned a tax permit number. You will use this number when filling out your tax voucher. Once the event is completed, you will remit the 1% sales tax you collected along with your voucher to City Hall (address below). Make checks payable to the City of McCall. You can pay by phone with a credit card or eCheck by calling 208-634-8907. Payment is due the 20th of the month following the month of the event; i.e. if the event ends in April, your payment will be due May 20. For  more information see our Local Option Tax Page - Click Here

Alcohol Beverage Catering Permit - Click Here

Businesses wishing to serve alcohol for off-premises events must obtain an Alcohol Catering Permit. This permit authorizes the owner of an alcohol beverage license to serve alcoholic beverages at an event, party, or convention. The permit cannot exceed three (3) consecutive days. Holders of a beer and/or wine license are limited to only beer and wine, and cannot serve liquor under this permit. The City requires a minimum of 3 days to process the application.

Non-alcohol licensed business are not allowed by State and City laws to serve alcohol for any purpose on private or commercial property without a licensed alcohol caterer present with one exception. The State of Idaho allows for non-licensee holders to apply for a beer and/or wine permit for Benevolent, Charitable, and Public Purpose Events where all proceeds are donated to a non-profit organization. This special license is restricted to a limited number of events per year. Once the permit has been obtained by the State, a City Alcohol Catering permit must be applied for (no County permit is required). The applicant must allow at least 14 days for the State permit and a minimum of 3 days for the City permit, so please plan accordingly.

For information about serving alcohol on commercial property and at events and temporary vending rules, click here.

Craft Fair or Bazaar Permit - Click Here 

If you wish to host a craft fair or bazaar, you will need to complete the Craft Fair Permit Application. If the fair is on property which you do not own, you will also need to submit a notarized letter of permission from the property owner. A list of all participating vendors, to include their business name, phone number and email, is required when completing the application. The fee for a Craft Fair Permit is $60. 

Gold Glove Concession - Click Here

The City of McCall (City) has one location within Gold Glove Park where City-authorized vendors may rent a facility to sell food options or merchandise to park goers, field renters and their spectators. Rental periods are for a minimum of one-day up to weekend events. 

Peddler Permit - Click Here

Every person, acting as a Peddler, shall apply to the City for a Peddler’s License as required by McCall City Code 4.7.3. The application for such license shall be filed with the City Clerk not less than eight (8) weeksprior to the first day upon which sales are intended to occur. 

Farmers Market Permi t - Click Here

A Farmers Market Permit is required by McCall City Code 4.7.4 for anyone wishing to operate a Farmers Market in the City of McCall. The complete application and fee of $60 must be received no less than 72 hours prior to the first day upon which sales are intended to occur.

Public Event Permit - Click Here

A Public Event Permit must be obtained before a Public Event can be held a on public property. An exception to this would be events held in public parks, which are subject to the Guidelines for events and activities in McCall City Parks. Public Events on private property do not require a permit unless the Public Event is a carnival, circus, or street event. Please complete and submit this Public Event Permit application no less than two (2) weeks prior to the first day of your event. A non-refundable application fee must be paid to the City of McCall, 216 E Park St. McCall, ID 83638. The fee is $150.00 for events up to 50 people and $350.00 for events over 50 people. Your application will not be processed until payment is received. 

Animal Drawn Vehicle Permit - Click Here

Before operating a wagon or other vehicle drawn by one or more animals on public streets and rights of way, whether for hire by the ride, per person or otherwise, you must first obtain and pay for a from the City Clerk. To receive an Animal Drawn Vehicles Permit please complete and submit the application below. Note that your application isn't complete until we receive notarized permission from the property owner where you will set up, and the permit fee of $25.00 is paid to City Hall. 

Firework Display Permit - Click Here

Possession of fireworks is lawful in the following cases:

A recognized civic organization having a genuine, material existence and purpose separate from obtaining a permit under this Section, may make application for a permit for a firework display according to Uniform Fire Code Article 78 and Uniform Fire Code section 4.108, to be held in connection with a national holiday or special local event. The application shall be made to the City Clerk, who shall route it through the Police Chief, Fire Chief, the Mayor and the City Council. The Mayor may make or direct such investigation as he/she may deem appropriate. The permit shall be issued or denied by the Mayor and City Council, considered for these purposes to be the Fire Prevention Bureau, based upon consideration of the nature of the occasion, the nature of the applicant, and the public safety. Any permit issued under this paragraph shall be limited to one time only for which issued.

Firework Stand Permit - Click Here

Permits to sell fireworks under the provisions of a vendor permit will be limited to five (5) vendors in the City and will be available to applicants on a first-come, first-served basis. No preference will be made for any organization in the permitting process. Permits for sale will commence on the first business day in May at 8:00am and continue until five (5) permits are issued. (MCC 5.3.430(D)). Fireworks can only be sold from 8:00am on June 30th through midnight on July 4th. Permit fee of $250 is non-refundable ($50 per day, 5 day maximum).

Other Helpful Forms:

Central District Health Approval Form - Click Here

Child Care Addendum - Click Here

Sign Review Application - Click Here 

Fire Safety Guidelines Handout - Click Here

Road Closure Request Form - Click Here      

Home Occupation Affidavit - Click Here

Property Owner Letter of Permission - Alcohol - Click Here

Property Owner Letter of Permission - Notary - Click Here

Sign Code Affidavit - Click Here

If you are in need of accommodations for completing any form or application please contact the City Clerks Department at 208-634-7142.

For specific information around business regulations and codes for specific business types, please see our business regulations page - Click Here


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Deputy Clerk & Administrative Assistant
Sarah Edson
Local Option Tax Administrator
Amanda Payne
Lori Wilkens
Sarah Edson
City Clerk
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