Welcome! We are glad you have selected to operate your business in Bentonville, Arkansas! The Bentonville Business Registry creates a central repository of up-to-date information about businesses located in the Bentonville city limits. This allows the city to better connect with and support our businesses.
Details - The registration form is available starting January 1, 2024, and the deadline to register is July 1, 2024. The fee to register is $25.00.
A renewal and fee of $15.00 is required annually.
Business Registry Map - Registered businesses may choose to be included
on the City of Bentonville Business Registry Map, showing business location, name and other information as provided by the business. Note: It may take up to 24 hours for new registrations to appear on the map. View the map.
Visit our FAQ's page for more information.
If you have questions contact us at 479-271-3126 or email email@example.com.
List of Registered Businesses - Click here for a list of registered businesses.
Online RegistrationPlease refer to the FAQs tab to make sure you have all of the information and documentation required before starting the registration process. Only businesses with a physical location in Bentonville city limits must register. All registration is completed online. Once complete, pay the fee and the click submit. You will receive an automatic email notification confirming registration that includes your registration certificate. Steps: Click the "Register Your Business" button. This will link you to the fillable online registration form. Fill out the form completely with accurate information. Pay the registration fee. Click "Submit." You will receive an email confirmation that your registration is complete. Print out the Registration Certificate attached to the email and post where visible to guests. If you do not have a printer contact us at 479-271-3126 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Notes: Starting next year on January 1, 2025, staff will conduct a Zoning Check before the registration is complete. Prior to that date, no reviews are required to process a registration. If you have questions about the business registry, please contact us at 479-271-3126 or email@example.com.
What type of businesses must register?Unless specifically exempted, all businesses with a physical location in the Bentonville city limits must register online, per Bentonville Municipal Code, including the following: Businesses, institutions, corporations, LLCs, LLPs, partnerships, and sole proprietorships. Non-profit associations/corporations. (Must register but are exempt from fees.) Individuals operating a business. Type B Home Occupations. NOTE: Type A Home Occupations are EXEMPT and DO NOT need to register, regardless of corporate structure. For example, if you operate a Type A Home Occupation as a corporation or LLC, you are exempt. See question below for this and other exemptions. Click here to determine if your home occupation is a Type A or Type B. If you are still unsure, please contact Planning at 479-271-3122 or firstname.lastname@example.org) Other non-governmental entities in any trade, service or occupation that operate out of a physical address within the Bentonville city limits. If you have questions about whether or not your business is required to register, please contact us at 479-271-3126 or email@example.com.
What type of businesses do NOT have to register?The following are EXEMPT and do not have to register. Persons under eighteen years of age. Persons engaged in fundraising drives or enterprises for the public benefit such as schools or city government. Temporary businesses associated with festivals and special events. All Type A Home Occupations, regardless of corporate structure. For example, if you operate a Type A Home Occupation as a corporation or LLC, you are exempt. NOTE: Type B Home Occupations DO need to register. Click here to determine if your home-occupation is a Type A or Type B. If you are still unsure, please contact Planning at 479-271-3122 or firstname.lastname@example.org) Short-term rentals. Religious entities that do not perform business-related functions, such as childcare or education. Entities conducting business in Bentonville but do not have a physical location in Bentonville city limits. If you have questions about whether or not your business is required to register, please contact us at 479-271-3126 or email@example.com.
FeesInitial registration fee = $25.00 Annual renewal fee = $15.00 Nonprofits are exempt from the registration and renewal fees.
Registration DeadlineAll businesses must register July 1, 2024.
Annual RenewalThe registration must be renewed annually between Nov. 1 and Dec. 31. The purpose of the renewal is to ensure the most up-to-date information. The annual renewal fee is $15.00.
City OrdinanceThe City of Bentonville adopted the ordinance establishing the Business Registry on Dec. 12, 2023. The ordinance is in the city code here.