State Business Licensing Center

A state-by-state business licensing information center. Find out how to get your business license in your respective state.

Welcome to the State Business Licensing Center; the one stop resource center for your state business licensing needs. You will find important information about small business licensing, state sales tax and additional resources to help you start your own business.

State business license requirements vary depending on your state and your business type. Keep in mind that you may need several different types of licenses and permits depending on your business location, services and products. Just click on a state in the map, or in the list below, to learn about that state’s business licensing process and how to get your business started.


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North Carolina Florida Massachusetts Washington, D.C. Maryland Delaware Rhode Island New Jersey Connecticut
Alabama Montana
Alaska Nebraska
Arizona Nevada
Arkansas New Hampshire
California New Jersey
Colorado New Mexico
Connecticut New York
Delaware North Carolina
District of Columbia North Dakota
Florida Ohio
Georgia Oklahoma
Hawaii Oregon
Idaho Pennsylvania
Illinois Rhode Island
Indiana South Carolina
Iowa South Dakota
Kansas Tennessee
Kentucky Texas
Louisiana Utah
Maine Vermont
Maryland Virginia
Massachusetts Washington
Michigan West Virginia
Minnesota Wisconsin
Mississippi Wyoming

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