Mississippi Business Licensing Information

Important Points:

  • A state business license is only required for corporations in Mississippi.
  • Mississippi does not require a sole proprietorship to register with the state, unless they are operating one of the following businesses:
    • Auto Dealership
    • Bail Bondsman
    • Insurance Agency
    • Private Ambulance Service
    • Check Advance
    • Building Contracting
    • Restaurant
    • Mortgage Lender
    • Professional Engineer

How to Get a Business License in Mississippi:

  • If you plan to hire at least one employee, contact Internal Revenue Service to get an Employer ID Number (EIN), and to request your w-4, SS-4, Circular E and Publication 334 forms.
  • Register your business entity with the Mississippi Secretary of State.
  • Apply for your Mississippi business license online.
  • Contact your city and county government for specific zoning, permitting and licensing regulations.

Mississippi State Sales Tax:

Useful Links: