Every business needs one or more federal, state or local licenses or permits to operate. Licenses can range from a basic operating license to very specific permits, (e.g., environmental permits).
Regulations vary by industry, state and locality, so it's very important to understand the licensing rules where your business is located. Not complying with licensing and permitting regulations can lead to expensive fines and put your business at serious risk.
This tool allows you to get a listing of federal, state and local permits, licenses, and registrations you?ll need to run a business document.
If your business is involved in activities supervised and regulated by a federal agency, you may need to obtain a federal license.
Many types of businesses need to obtain some type of business or professional/occupational license or permit from a state government. Choose a state to find out about specific license and permit requirements in the state where your business is located.