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American Samoa - Renew a Business License

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Procedure[edit]

  1. Complete and submit an application for renewal of business license. Along with your renewal application you shall file an affidavit, subject to the penalties of perjury, that you have continued to comply with all of the prerequisites and qualifications provided by law and rules and regulations which were certified by the proper departments of the government in the application for your original license.
  2. The renewing licensee may not be required to obtain the approval of the government or any department or agency thereof regarding the application of the zoning law of the Territory of American Samoa to the licensees business premises; provided, that the licensed business is located upon the identical premises upon which it was located on the date of the issuance of the previous license.
  3. Pay the license fee.



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Required Documents[edit]

  • Completed application form



Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Department of Commerce
American Samoa Government
A.P. Lutali Executive Office Bldg
Utulei, American Samoa 96799
Phone: 1 (684) 633-5155
Fax: 1 (684) 633-4195
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday
7:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Website



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Eligibility[edit]

Business means and includes any activity or conduct (whether proprietary, partnership, corporate, or whatever form) engaged in, or caused to be engaged in, with the object of gain or economic benefit, either direct or indirect, but does not include casual sales or personal service contracts.



Fees[edit]

Annual business license fees:

  • Alcoholic beverage establishments:
    • beer tavern: $50
    • alcoholic beverage license: 75
  • Retail store: per business location 25
  • Wholesale store: per business location 25
  • Billiard and pool hall: per table 25
  • Public dance hall: 50
  • Movie theater: per theater 50
  • Auctioneer: per auction sale 6.50
  • Beer importer: 25
  • Beer vendor: 25
  • Alcoholic beverage importer: 1,000
  • Alcoholic beverage vendor: 1,000
  • Garage and/or repair shop: 25
  • Service station: 25
  • All other business, profession, agencies or activities: 25


Failure to renew your business license on time will require you to pay a penalty of $2 per day for which you are delinquent. The penalty shall become part of the renewal fee.



Validity[edit]

All licenses and applicable endorsements are issued on a calendar year basis regardless of when issued, and expire on 31 December of the year issued or renewed.

You may start renewing your license 3 months before your current license expires.

License Non Transferable: The license is issued to the person or persons making the application it cannot be transferred to any other person except upon the forfeiture of a tenancy or upon a foreclosure of a mortgage where the original contract provides that the license is a security for the obligation, in which event the Governor shall be promptly notified of any forfeiture. Any license conditioned upon the fulfillment of any qualifications or prerequisites pertaining to the premises wherein the licensee conducts his business, trade, or profession may not be transferred to another location without written application to and written approval by the Governor.



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Processing Time[edit]

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Related Videos[edit]

Videos explaining the procedure or to fill the applications. 
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Please remove the "&" inside the tags during implementation.
Website = allocine, blip, dailymotion, facebook, gametrailers, googlevideo, html5, metacafe, myspace, revver, 
sevenload, viddler, vimeo, youku, youtube
width = 560, height = 340, Video ID = Can be obtained from the URL of webpage where the video is displayed.
e.g In the following url "http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0US7oR_t3M" Video ID is "Y0US7oR_t3M". 
	



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Instructions[edit]

Your Business License

All licenses and applicable endorsements are issued on a calendar year basis regardless of when issued, and expire on 31 December of the year issued or renewed.

You may start renewing your license 3 months before your current license expires.


Failure to Renew

Failure to renew your business license on time will require you to pay a penalty of $2 per day for which you are delinquent. The penalty shall become part of the renewal fee. Any licensee who fails to renew his license on or before 30 January shall be required to discontinue his business until he renews the license or be subject to an injunction issued by the High Court of American Samoa and to prosecution under 27.0219.



Required Information[edit]

  • name of business;
  • type of business to be conducted;
  • type of business organization;
  • names, ages, and residences of principals involved in the business;
  • location of business;
  • any other information required by the Governor or Commission.



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Need for the Document[edit]

The government of the Territory of American Samoa issues business licenses in order to reasonably control and regulate the conduct of business in the Territory and protect the health, welfare, safety and morals of the people of American Samoa.


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External Links[edit]

  • American Samoa Bar Association:
http://www.asbar.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&id=630&Itemid=172



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