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Obtaining a Business License or Business Permit

Most local city, county and state governments have passed legislation and business owners must apply and obtain business licenses and permits. There are federal government licenses & permits as well.  Whether you are required to get a federal business license depends on kind of business.

Municipal / City / Local Business Licenses
Ninety Nine Percent of all businesses must apply and get a county or city license. The purpose of the license is to legally and safely operate a business within a certain city or county .  The cost of such license is about $10 to $150.  You need to determine the type of business, fees, application forms and appropriate agency to apply for a business license.

To get a municipal license:

  1. Have all legal prerequisites such as a business name certificate and tax ids such as a seller's permit, before you attempt to obtain one.  

  2. Contact our offices to determine the kind of license you need and obtain necessary business license application.

  3. Complete our online application and pay so we can help you file your business license.

  4. Most states require that you renew your business license annually for a flat fee.

Business Licenses issued by The State
State law provides for professional, educational, health related, and other businesses that handle dangerous chemicals. For example, doctors, lawyers, realtors, mechanics, contractors and others must meet state level licensing requirements— because they are learned professions and candidates must pass a test before a license is issued.  Most states has different agencies regulating these specialized types of businesses.

Getting a state license:

  1. Contact your state government or go to a library  to determine whether you need a state business license.

  2. Get the required dates, materials and exam information required before you apply and get your license.

  3. Complete the application and file it with the appropriate state office, and pay filing fees as required.

  4. Stay on top of annual renewals and/or other kinds of procedures as required by state law for your kind of business.

Apollo Tax ID Number Filing Example:

On Tuesday, September 26, 2023 10:19:10 PM in , Westmoreland County, SrKiarrastch, asked about Kiarra Tyree: a Internet Business
I will need workers soon1 What is a DBA? When you do hire employees also get a federal ein and a state ein1 Online Clothing Store business.
Kiarra Tyree is an online loungewear company that specializes in pajamas. The location is online and it will sell nationwide l.
, Form Needed For PA Online Clothing Store ?
Business Licensing Information. All businesses need a business license. If you sell any merchandise, you may want to obtain a resale ID first. Then all businesses are legally required to get a business license. In addition, if you use a trade name to conduct business. Also, keep in mind that if you decide to hire employees, you will need to apply and get an IRS EIN and register for state employment taxes i.e., get a state identification number. Finally, corporate entities are more prestigious so though you may need to register a DBA Doing Business As you may want to consider becoming a corporation or limited liability company.

Q: How do I get a tax id number?.
A: Every new business needs a type of tax ID number.To get a business tax ID number you simply fill out online form and submit it online. Then
Q: Can I use a number from a business I just bought?
A: Buying a new business constitutes "change of status" for that business and that requires you to get new licenses and tax IDs under your name.
Q: If I order a tax ID number online how long will it take before I receive it?
A: Normally we will have to wait for a corporate certificate if you are a corporation othewise we normally obtain it on the same day you order it.
Q: what permits do I need?
Q: What is a DUNS Number?
A: Dun & Bradstreet is a business credit rating company and they use your info to inform lenders about how credit worthy you are.
Q: Do I need to pay sales tax to the state?
A: Paying sales tax depends on your state. For example in Oregon you dont need to pay sales tax but you still need a resale certificate to buy from other states wholesale products.

Checklist: Starting a(n) Business Licenses, Tax Ids &  form LLC, Incorporation, Partnership or Sole Proprietorship

AK Fairbanks Anchorage Anchorage State of Alaska AK Alaska AK Juneau
AL Mobile Birmingham Birmingham State of Alabama AL Alabama AL Montgomery
Alabama Jackson Mobile Montgomery Birmingham Alabama AL Alabama Birmingham
Alaska Bethel Scottsdale Anchorage Anchorage Alaska AK Alaska Juneau
AR Jonesboro Little Rock Little Rock State of Arkansas AR Arkansas Pine Bluff Little Rock
Arizona Mesa Mesa Tuscon Phoenix Arizona AZ Tuscon Phoenix
Arkansas Fort Smith Gilbert Springdale Hot Springs Arkansas AR North Little Rock Little Rock
AZ Glendale Phoenix Gilbert Chandler AZ Arizona Scottsdale Phoenix
CA San Diego Los Angeles San Francisco Long Beach CA California San Jose Sacramento
California Oakland Santa Ana Santa Ana Los Angeles California CA California Sacramento
CO Colorado Springs Lakewood Denver Lakewood CO Colorado Aurora Denver
Colorado Westminster Thornton Aspen Arvada Colorado CO Boulder Denver
Connecticut State of Connecticut New Haven Conn Bridgeport Connecticut CT Connecticut Hartford
CT Stamford Hartford Bridgeport State of Connecticut CT Connecticut Waterbury Hartford
DE Wilmington Chandler Wilmington Smyrna DE Delaware New Castle Dover
Delaware Milford Tempe Middletown Wilmington Delaware DE Seaford Dover
FL Tampa Orlando Jacksonville Hialeah FL Florida Saint Petersburg Tallahassee
Florida Fort Lauderdale Tampa Miami Jacksonville Florida FL Tallahassee Tallahassee
GA Augusta Athens Savannah Roswell GA Georgia Columbus Atlanta
Georgia Albany Atlanta Athens Warner Robins Georgia GA Marietta Atlanta
Hawaii Hilo Honolulu Newark Pearl City Hawaii HI Kaneohe Honolulu
HI Kailua Fresno Honolulu Waimalu HI Hawaii Waipahu Waimalu
IA Cedar Rapids Des Moines Des Moines State of Iowa IA Iowa IA Des Moines
ID Meridian Boise Idaho Falls State of Idaho ID Idaho ID Boise
Idaho State of Idaho Nampa Nampa Boise Idaho ID Idaho Boise
IL Naperville Peoria Rockford State of Illinois IL Illinois IL Springfield
Illinois Aurora Chicago Peoria Chicago Illinois IL Illinois Springfield
IN Fort Wayne Gary Indianapolis State of Indiana IN Indiana IN Indianapolis
Indiana State of Indiana Indianapolis Evansville Indianapolis Indiana IN Indiana Indianapolis
Iowa State of Iowa Cedar Rapids Sioux City Des Moines Iowa IA Iowa Des Moines
Kansas State of Kansas Kansas Wichita Wichita Kansas KS Kansas Topeka
Kentucky Commonwealth of Kentucky Kentucky Owensboro Louisville Kentucky KY Bowling Green Frankfort
KS Overland Park Topeka Olathe State of Kansas KS Kansas KS Topeka
KY Lexington - Fayette Frankfort Louisville Commonwealth of Kentucky KY Kentucky KY Frankfort
LA Shreveport Baton Rouge New Orleans State of Louisiana LA Louisiana LA Baton Rouge
Louisiana State of Louisiana Louisiana LaFayette New Orleans Louisiana LA Lake Charles Baton Rouge
MA Worcester Boston Boston Cambridge MA Massachusetts MA Boston
Maine State of Maine Portland Lewiston Portland Maine ME Maine Augusta
Maryland State of Maryland Baltimore Frederick Baltimore Maryland MD Gaithersburg Annapolis
Massachusetts Commonwealth of Massachusetts Worcester Springfield Boston Massachusetts MA Massachusetts Boston
MD Baltimore Annapolis Baltimore State of Maryland MD Maryland MD Annapolis
ME South Portland Portland Portland State of Maine ME Maine ME Augusta
MI Warren Detroit Lansing State of Michigan MI Michigan MI Lansing
Michigan State of Michigan Michigan Flint Detroit Michigan MI Michigan Lansing
Minnesota State of Minnesota Minnesota Ann Arbor Minneapolis Minnesota MN Minnesota Saint Paul
Mississippi State of Mississippi Mississippi Tupelo Jackson Mississippi MS Mississippi Jackson
Missouri Independence Missouri Columbia Kansas City Missouri MO Missouri Jefferson City
MN Duluth Saint Paul Minneapolis State of Minnesota MN Minnesota MN Saint Paul
MO Springfield Kansas City Kansas City State of Missouri MO Missouri MO Jefferson City
Montana State of Montana Montana Billings Billings Montana MT Montana Helena
MS Biloxi Tupelo Hattiesburg Jackson MS Mississippi MS Jackson
MT Missoula Great Falls Butte State of Montana MT Montana MT Helena
NC Charlotte Raleigh Charlotte State of North Carolina NC North Carolina NC Raleigh
ND Grand Forks Dickinson Fargo Mandan ND North Dakota ND Bismarck
NE Bellevue Grand Island Omaha State of Nebraska NE NE NE Lincoln
Nebraska State of Nebraska Hastings Fremont Omaha Nebraska Hastings Nebraska Lincoln
Nevada State of Nevada Las Vegas Henderson Las Vegas Nevada NV Nevada Carson City
New Hampshire Nashua Concord Concord Manchester New Hampshire NH New Hampshire Concord
New Jersey State of New Jersey New Jersey Jersey City Newark New Jersey NJ New Jersey Trenton
New Mexico State of New Mexico Santa Fe Roswell Albuquerque New Mexico NM Alamogordo Santa Fe
New York State of New York New York Syracuse New York New York NY New York Albany
NH Derry Concord Rochester State of New Hampshire NH New Hampshire NH Concord
NJ Newark Trenton Newark State of New Jersey NJ New Jersey NJ Trenton
NM Las Cruces Santa Fe Albuquerque State of New Mexico NM New Mexico NM Santa Fe
North Carolina State of North Carolina Charlotte Greensboro Charlotte North Carolina NC Fayetteville Raleigh
North Dakota State of North Dakota Bismarck Jamestown Fargo North Dakota Williston North Dakota Bismarck
NV Reno Carson City Las Vegas State of Nevada NV Nevada NV North Las Vegas
NY Buffalo Rochester Rochester State of New York NY New York Yonkers Albany
OH Cleveland Columbus Columbus State of Ohio OH Ohio OH Columbus
Ohio State of Ohio Cincinnati Toledo Columbus Ohio OH Dayton Columbus
OK Tulsa Oklahoma City Oklahoma City State of Oklahoma OK Oklahoma Lawton Oklahoma City
Oklahoma State of Oklahoma Norman Broken Arrow Oklahoma City Oklahoma OK Norman Oklahoma City
OR Eugene Salem Portland State of Oregon OR Oregon OR Salem
Oregon State of Oregon Oregon Hillsboro Portland Oregon OR Gresham Salem
PA Allentown Bethlehem Philadelphia Lower Merion Twp PA Pennsylvania PA Harrisburg
Pennsylvania Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Reading Philadelphia Pennsylvania PA Pittsburgh Harrisburg
Rhode Island State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations Rhode Island Upper Darby Twp Providence Rhode Island RI Woonsocket Providence
RI Warwick Providence Coventry State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations RI Rhode Island Pawtucket Providence
SC Charleston North Charleston Columbia State of South Carolina SC South Carolina SC Columbia
SD Rapid City Pierre Sioux Falls State of South Dakota SD South Dakota SD Pierre
South Carolina State of South Carolina Spartanburg Greenville Columbia South Carolina SC Rock Hill Columbia
South Dakota Aberdeen South Dakota Watertown Sioux Falls South Dakota SD Brookings Pierre
Tennessee Jackson Nashville Knoxville Memphis Tennessee TN Memphis Nashville
Texas State of Texas Houston Clarksville Houston Texas TX El Paso Austin
TN Chattanooga Nashville Memphis State of Tennessee TN Tennessee TN Nashville
TX Dallas Arlington Houston Corpus Christi TX Texas San Antonio Austin
UT Provo Salt Lake City Salt Lake City State of Utah UT Utah UT Salt Lake City
Utah State of Utah Utah Orem Salt Lake City Utah UT Sandy Salt Lake City
VA Norfolk Richmond Virginia Beach Commonwealth of Virginia VA VA VA Richmond
Vermont State of Vermont Vermont South Burlington Burlington Vermont VT Rutland Montpelier
Virginia Commonwealth of Virginia Virginia Chesapeake Virginia Beach Virginia Hampton Virginia Richmond
VT Essex Montpelier Burlington State of Vermont VT Colchester VT Montpelier
WA Spokane Everett Seattle Olympia WA WA WA Olympia
Washington State of Washington Seattle Tacoma Olympia Washington Vancouver Washington Olympia
West Virginia State of West Virginia Charleston Huntington Charleston West Virginia WV West Virginia Charleston
WI Racine Madison Milwaukee State of Wisconsin WI Wisconsin Green Bay Madison
Wisconsin State of Wisconsin Appleton Madison Milwaukee Wisconsin WI Waukesha Madison
WV Parkersburg Charleston Wheeling State of West Virginia WV West Virginia WV Charleston
WY Casper Cheyenne Cheyenne State of Wyoming WY Wyoming WY Cheyenne
Wyoming State of Wyoming Cheyenne Gillette Morgantown Wyoming WY Wyoming Rock Springs