State Licenses and Permits
How To Find State Licenses and Permits
Depending on the type of business you are going to start, you may need certain licenses or permits to operate. It’s extremely important to secure the necessary permits and required paperwork when starting your business.
1. When signing up for a license, permit or registration, keep track of those that need to be renewed on a regular basis and keep a calendar of renewal dates.
2. Maintain a copy of all licensing applications and forms in your business records.
3. Make sure you follow rules for displaying your licenses or permits. Most states require business to prominently display their business licenses so customers can see them.
4. If you are thinking of expanding your business, whether it be upgrading your building or launching a new product or service, you may need additional business licenses or permits.
Click on your state below to find out what licenses or permits your business might need.
- District of Columbia
- New Hampshire
- New Jersey
- New Mexico
- New York
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Puerto Rico
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- South Dakota
- U.S. Virgin Islands
- West Virginia