If you are interested in opening or expanding a business in Anthem, the information on this page will help you. If you have additional questions not answered here, please call the Anthem Community Council (ACC) Business Services Department at 623-742-6010 or email Tony Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How Anthem is Structured
On the west side of I-17, businesses fall under the jurisdiction of the City of Phoenix. On the east of I-17, Maricopa County is the governing entity. The Anthem Community Council is an umbrella agency with the mission to preserve, protect and enhance a genuine sense of community. Anthem consists of a mixture of residential, commercial, office, industrial and public uses, making it a unique pioneer amongst master planned communities. Anthem is unincorporated, with oversight by a seven-member, volunteer Board of Directors representing each of the three HOAs.
Both temporary and permanent signs require ACC approval. Permanent signs must go through the ACC design review approval process. Access the ACC Signage Submittal Requirements and Application. Access the Temporary On-Site Advertising Devices Policy and Application (temporary sign/banner, a-frame or flutter flag design review approval).
Additional signage permits are required from either the City of Phoenix (west of I-17) or Maricopa County (east of I-17) after ACC approval.
Business License | Sales Tax
Anthem does not require a business license. Depending on location, contact the City of Phoenix or Maricopa County for additional requirements. Because Anthem is a master planned community and not a municipality/city, it does not collect sales tax. However, regardless of location property in Anthem, commercial property owners pay a semiannual assessment to the ACC.
West Side Businesses
East Side Businesses
For more information about your HOA:
Anthem Parkside Community Association (includes Paseo and Landings)