New Businesses/Rental(Leasing) Properties
The word "business" is defineD as "the activity of making, buying, or selling goods or providing services in exchange for money." So if you are operating a business and receiving income from that business, you are required to apply for a License.
Internet businesses are considered to be a business and require a License as well.
If you anticipate opening a new business or renting/leasing property within the Borough of Wyomissing, it is imperative that you file an Application for a Business Privilege License. Pursuant to Ordinance No. 1346, amending Ordinance No. 1237, it provides that any person desiring to conduct, or to continue to conduct, any business within the Borough of Wyomissing, shall file an application for a Business Privilege License with the Borough of Wyomissing, and shall pay fifty ($50) dollars for the initial fee and pay twenty-five ($25) dollars for each annual renewal thereof as long as it is paid in full by the end of march. after that date, penalties will be applied. A business privilege license is NOT transferable with the sale of a business or change in ownership. A new application must be filed if the business is sold or changes owners.
Classifications of Applications:
(1) COMMERCIAL BPL application.pdf
(2) HOME.pdf (a business being operated from or within the home, i.e., internet businesses) and
(3) RENTAL.pdf* Please note that the home based and rental/leasing applications are both 2 pages each.
TEMPORARY BUSINESS PRIVILEGE LICENSES
There is also an application for a temporary business license. A temporary business is defined as any business that is conducted at one location for less than 60 consecutive days in a year. A temporary business would include trade shows (i.e., baseball/football card sales), exhibitions, conferences, seminars of any type, etc. A copy of said application can be found here TEMPORARY BUSINESS PRIVILEGE LICENSE APPLICATION.pdf
Please keep in mind that failure to comply with the above-referenced Ordinance or conducting business in the Borough of Wyomissing without a current Business Privilege License can result in a fine up to six hundred ($600) dollars, plus costs.
Please click here for information about operating a home business or leasing/rental of property.
Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Borough Hall at 610-376-7481 and ask for Debbie Chitwood.
* You are required to complete a Rental Unit Permit Application. This should be submitted at the same time you submit a "rental" business privilege license application. A fee is required for this application as well and will be determined by our Zoning/Codes Enforcement Officer at the time of submission.
The application can be found here RENTAL UNIT INSPECTION APPLICATION.pdf