West Point City is located on the shores of the Great Salt Lake. It enjoys a strong agricultural and pioneer heritage. The City has enjoyed increased growth over the past several years and seeks to balance small-town appeal while aggressively pursuing economic development opportunities.
If you are seeking to develop a new commercial project, you will need to check the Zoning Map or the General Plan Map to find property designated as commercial. Once you have found property, check the Table of Uses in the Land Use and Development Code to see if the use is allowed.
Below is a list of the various applications you may need to develop commercial property:
STARTING A BUSINESS
Step one: Register business name
If you are using a business name, whether it be a DBA, LLC, INC., etc., the name needs to be registered with the Department of Commerce, located at 160 E 300 S, SLC, UT. The phone number is 801-530-4849. This can be done in person or online at State of Utah One Stop Online Business Registration
Step two: Obtain a State sales tax number
Most businesses are required to collect and remit sales tax for goods (and some services) they provide to consumers. You can obtain a sales tax number at the State of Utah One Stop Online Business Registration website If you have any questions about whether or not your business should be collecting sales tax, you may call the State Tax Commission at 801-297-2200 or visit the office in person at 210 N 1950 W, SLC, UT.
Step three: Do you have employees?
If you will have employees, you are required to register with the following agencies:
- Internal Revenue Service – you will need to get an Employer Identification Number (EIN) in order to remit the Federal Tax Withholding and make FUTA (Federal Unemployment Tax) payments for your employees. You can apply for this number in person at the State Tax Commission.
- State Tax Commission – you will need to get a State Withholding Number in order to remit the State Tax you withhold from payroll.
- State Unemployment Insurance – State unemployment insurance is required for companies with employees. For further information contact the Department of Workforce Services.
- Worker’s Compensation Insurance is required of all employers. This insurance may be obtained from private companies or the State Insurance Fund. Contact the Worker’s Compensation Fund of Utah, 392 E 6400 S, SLC, UT. The phone number is 801-288-8000.
Step four: State license
If your profession is regulated and licensed by the State of Utah such as a contractor, cosmetologist, real estate, mortgage, doctor, etc., a copy of this license will need to be provided to the City when the business license application is submitted. The Department of Occupational and Professional License is located at 160 E 300 S, SLC, UT. The phone number is 801-530-6628 or you may visit the DOPL website
Step five: Check with the City
Check the zoning regulations with the City’s Planning Department before signing a contract with the leasing agent.
For businesses moving into an existing space that are planning interior remodeling, be sure to check with the Building Department for a building permit.
For more information regarding business licensing, contact the City's Business License Official, Katie Hansen at 801-776-0970 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.