The word “business” is defined as “the activity of making, buying, or selling goods or providing services in exchange for money.” If you are operating a business and receiving income from that business, you are required to apply for a Business Privilege License. Internet and/or Limited Liability Corporations qualify as businesses and require a License as well.

If you anticipate opening a new business or renting/leasing property to a tenant 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 Berks Earned Income Tax Bureau, and shall pay fees based on the chart below. Renewal documentation will be mailed in December for the succeeding year.

BUSINESS PRIVILEGE LICENSE FEES (Ch. 24, §103)
New license application fee                 $50.00
Annual license renewal fee                  $25.00
Late payment penalty                            $10.00
(Penalty applicable if license has not been paid in full by
the end of January of the succeeding year)

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 $600 dollars, plus costs associated with prosecution.

BUSINESS PRIVILEGE CONTACT:

Berks Earned Income Tax Bureau
1125 Berkshire Boulevard, Suite 115
Wyomissing, PA 19610

Website: https://berkseit.com/

The Berks Earned Income Tax Bureau is responsible for answering questions, processing applications and payments for Business Privilege Licenses.

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 ownership

BUSINESS PRIVILEGE LICENSE CATEGORIES:

  • TEMPORARY BUSINESS PRIVILEGE LICENSE

    • This is defined as a business that is conducted at one location for less than 60 consecutive days in a year which includes trade shows (i.e., baseball/football card sales), exhibitions, conferences, seminars of any type, etc.
    • The Temporary License Application fee is $20.00
    • The Temporary License Application and fee are to be returned to Borough Hall

    TEMPORARY BUSINESS PRIVILEGE LICENSE APPLICATION

  • RENTAL BUSINESS PRIVILEGE LICENSE

    This is defined as renting property to a tenant whether it be commercial or residential.

    • Complete and submit the Rental Business Privilege License Application to Berks Earned Income Tax Bureau along with the applicable fees (fees listed above).
    • Complete and submit the Rental Unit Permit Application to the Borough of Wyomissing along with the applicable Rental Inspection Permit fees (fees listed below).
    • The submission and approval of the Rental Unit Permit Application along with the appropriate Rental Inspection Program fees, will place your rental property or properties on an inspection cycle.

     

    RATE SCHEDULE FOR RENTAL INSPECTION PROGRAM [Res. 2016-13]

    Number of Units Fee Inspection Frequency
    1-2 $60 /unit Every 2 years
    3-20 $60/first unit and $40/each additional unit Every 2 years
    21 or more $35/unit Every 2 years
  • HOME BUSINESS PRIVILEGE LICENSE

    This is defined as a business being operated from or within the home, i.e., internet businesses, Limited Liability Corporations, Partnerships, Cleaning Services, Catering, etc.

    HOME BUSINESS PRIVILEGE LICENSE APPLICATION