Business licenses and more go virtual in San Marcos

It just got a whole lot easier to apply for a business license or submit a business renewal with the launch of San Marcos’ new online business portal.

Business owners in San Marcos and companies who are doing business with the City of San Marcos can now easily apply and renew online on our business license web page:

· New business license applications:  In-City businessesOut-of-City businessesHome businesses

· Business license renewals

The business license portal now allows for online payment processing. It speeds up the process, too. Business owners can submit applications, renew and print their license within 1-2 business days after payment and any required approvals instead of waiting to receive it in the mail, which was taking 2-3 weeks. Not only does the portal simplify the process, it allows for virtual vs. in-person interaction. The City has implemented a variety of no-touch environments as a result of COVID-19 and will continue to expand its offerings.

Please ensure the City has your correct email address on file before your license expires. If you have already received a paper renewal notice and would like to renew online, please send an email to smbusinesslicense@san-marcos.net to request your security code.

For applications, options and details, visit the business license web page. 

Additional virtual solutions:

· San Marcos City App: You can help us keep San Marcos safe and clean by downloading this app that is your gateway to City service requests. Whether you see graffiti, maintenance needs, traffic light outages or stormwater issues, the app is a simple way to report non-emergency concerns. The app makes it easy to identify the location of your concern and track the progress and resolution of your request.

· Online services: Visit the City’s COVID-19 response page for a full list of services available online, by phone or email. From building permits and inspections to parking citations and land development, residents can easily get in touch.

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