Mission extends due date for business license fees to Sept. 1 amid COVID-19

Businesses throughout the city, like Sandhills Brewing in downtown, will have until Sept. 1 to pay business license fees.

The Mission city council on Wednesday evening approved a resolution to extend the due date for business license fees from July 1 to Sept. 1, in an effort to help businesses during the coronavirus pandemic.

City staff has been working on business license renewals with a focus on creating an online form and payment methods to reduce human interactions, City Administrator Laura Smith said. As staff worked on this, Smith said an extension seemed to be a reasonable way to offer businesses — who might be impacted by the pandemic themselves — a couple of extra months.