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Planning/ Permits/ Business License

The primary purpose and function of the Business Services Division is to enforce, maintain and administer the provisions of the City of Riverdale Occupational Tax Ordinances, Statewide Business Codes and Regulations, issuance of Alcohol Licenses, Business Financial Review, and Sanitation Services. This is accomplished through the following activities: analysis and drafting of requested amendments, providing interpretations of Ordinances, processing Business permit applications, evaluating, processing, and renewing of all applications for businesses on an annual basis. 


Miscellaneous Services

Miscellaneous Services provides Notary, Open Records assistance, archiving, ordering supplies, assisting with special projects, maintaining the Homeland Security city SAVE program, preparing time for payroll for the department staff, set-up arrangements for department employees certifications, preparing invoices for payment, keeping all applications and guides current, and providing information to Finance to assist in collecting on Taxes and returning check funds. Our division performs procedures to the highest standards for our community. We also assist with development support to the public and other city departments. Additional functions of the Business Administration are to enforce, maintain and administer the provisions of the City of Riverdale Occupational Tax, Alcohol and Sanitation Ordinances as well as the Statewide Business and Alcohol Code. This is accomplished through the following activities: analysis and drafting of requested amendments with the assistance of the department Director to the Business Ordinance, providing interpretations of the Occupational Tax, Alcohol Licensing and Sanitation Ordinances, processing Business permit applications such as Occupational Tax Permits, Alcohol Permits, processing Residential, Commercial and Construction Site Sanitation, and to provide containers.