You could face penalties and a business closure if you don't have the right licenses and permits.
Through our partner, we'll help you find all local, county, state, and federal licenses.
After a detailed license search, choose to apply on your own or with professional help.
More than likely, you need licenses to legally run your business and meet all local, county, state, and federal requirements. The exact number of licenses you need depends on your industry and location.
You should get all required licenses before you start operating your business or open your doors to the public. Otherwise, you could face fines and other penalties. Once you have your licenses, it's important to display them properly, make copies for your records, and keep track of renewal dates.
They're issued by all levels of government—city, county, state, and federal—so you might need to apply with various agencies and departments. Our partner, Business Licenses, makes that part easy by finding all of the licenses you need at every governmental level.
There are three main reasons. Licenses help protect the public's health and safety, track a business's finances for tax purposes, and identify businesses so they can be held accountable for their actions.
Here are some that businesses often need: home occupation permit, zoning permit, building permit, Health Department permit, sales tax license, seller's permit, Fire and Police Department permit, and withholding tax registration.
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