City Partnering with Businesses to Help them Get Licensed

In Butte County, Montana, the police are cracking down on unlicensed businesses and penalties can include fines. However, the tax clerk is partnering with local businesses to help them get licensed so they can avoid run-ins with the police.

“Businesses are required to register annually, but the county prefers to work with people to get licensed instead of taking a punitive approach. If people don’t, police can ticket and fine them.”