Carencro businesses must obtain licenses

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CARENCRO, La. (AP) – All businesses in Carencro will be required to obtain an occupational license beginning in 2015 following action by the city council.

City Manager Jay Castille tells The Advocate the licenses will allow the city to keep accurate accounts of businesses in the city and to collect all taxes owed by those businesses.

Castille said businesses have been opening in Carencro without a license, and it has become problematic.

He says Carencro will use the Louisiana Municipal Advisory Technical Services Bureau to regulate the licenses.

The city council approved the occupational license proposal Tuesday night.

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