General Business Licenses are NOT required in the City of Lawton


Published February 17, 2023

Caitlin Gatlin | Communications & Marketing Manager

In a special meeting on Friday, Lawton City Council repealed the code requiring general business licenses in the City.

The now-repealed code was approved by Council on June 14, 2022, but according to Mayor Stan Booker, was not originally presented with all necessary information for Council members to make an informed decision.

Ward 6 Councilman Sean Fortenbaugh moved to, "r
epeal and strike all provisions and language in Ordinance 22-16 that created Section 7-1-1-100, Article 7-1-1, Division 7-1, Chapter 7, Lawton City Code, 2015 that relates to the general business license and refund any monies collected for general business licenses."

The motion was seconded by Ward 8 Councilman Randy Warren and passed 6-0.

The City of Lawton has issued 14 general business licenses. The City’s License & Permits Division will be reaching out to those business owners within the next couple of weeks to have them fill out additional paperwork that is required in order for them to receive a full refund.

For more information, contact the License & Permits Division at (580) 581-3360.


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