All businesses operating in the Township must apply for and maintain a current Township business license/registration. Renting property is a business activity under the Township code and owners are required to register for a Township business license. In addition to the business license, the property may also need to be registered with the Township’s Building Department for a Residential Rental License.
The annual fee for the business license is $20. The license renewal mailing will go out in December and payment is due by February 1, 2023. The Township passed an ordinance which establishes a penalty provision for unpaid business licenses. If no license payment is received, you will receive a delinquent notice in summer 2023. If no payment is received 60 days after the delinquent notice is issued then a $30 penalty per license will be applied. The Township will also no longer be able to issue license certificates to any business that is not in good standing in its Township business tax filings.
If you need to register your business with the Township or find tax forms and more information about Township business taxes, please visit the Township website www.lowermerion.org. From the home page select search in the top-right corner and click on the recommended search for Business Taxes & License to be taken to the correct page.
The Township can now deliver tax forms and other mass mailings to business owners via email. If you would like to receive your forms electronically, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to update the email address on your account.